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Scenes for Women by Women

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Ask anyone working in a theatre bookstore or any bookstore with a good theatre section - they'll tell you that one of their most frequent requests comes from women looking for scenes to play, usually with other women. And these scenes are very rare - and almost always written by men.

Here is a book of more than fifty previously performed scenes for women only. Most of these scenes have never been published before, providing actresses with fresh material to let their work shine. ...

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Overview

Ask anyone working in a theatre bookstore or any bookstore with a good theatre section - they'll tell you that one of their most frequent requests comes from women looking for scenes to play, usually with other women. And these scenes are very rare - and almost always written by men.

Here is a book of more than fifty previously performed scenes for women only. Most of these scenes have never been published before, providing actresses with fresh material to let their work shine. The scenes will make you weep and laugh out loud - sometimes in quick succession. Most of them are realistic in style, but a few push the borders of realism to offer actresses a more experimental acting situation. The playwrights whose work appears here include: Susan Yankowitz, Laura Harrington, Naomi Iizuka, Corrine Jacker, and many others.

And as if that's not enough, Scenes for Women by Women also includes an index to more than fifty additional scenes for women by women that appear in readily available playscripts. Quite simply, this book is a treasure trove of scenes for actresses, directors, acting teachers . . . anyone interested in women or in theatre. No other book on the market provides such a variety from which to choose.

Tori Haring-Smith is chair of the performing and visual arts department at the American University in Cairo, where she is also artistic director of the Wallace Theatre. Before going to Cairo, she was on the faculty of Brown University for sixteen years and served as the dramaturg of Trinity Repertory Company for seven years.

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Collects 50 scenes for actresses, directors, and acting teachers. Most of the scenes are realistic in style, but a few push the borders of realism to offer actresses a more experimental acting situation. Includes scenes from work by Susan Yankowitz, Laura Harrington, Naomi Iizuka, Corrine Jacker, and Linda Eisenstein. Includes an introduction with tips on preparing a scene, and appends a list of 50 additional scenes for women by women. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325000671
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 11/6/1998
  • Pages: 199
  • Sales rank: 952,611
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tori Haring-Smith has been a director, dramaturg, and translator for more than twenty years in academic and professional theatres. She has served as dramaturg for Trinity Repertory Company; artistic director for the Wallace Theatre in Cairo, Egypt; coordinated the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award; and is now Vice President for Educational Affairs at Willamette University.
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Table of Contents

Perfect Light, Dale Elizabeth Attias; Boulder Rock, Jill Iris Bacharach; In the Presence, Sallie Bingham; Shamanizm in New Jersey, Rose Caruso; Stargazing, Nancy S. Chu; Composing Tchaikovsky, Laura Edmondson; Flappers, Annie Evans; Time Zoned, Michelle A. Gabow; Nymphs of the Vernal Palette, Mary Fengar Gail; Mercy, Laura Harrington; Skin, Naomi Iizuka; The Parting of the Ways, Corinne Jacker; Things That Break, Sherry Kramer; Little Rhonda, Arden Teresa Lewis; Reincarnation, Jessica Litwak; The Waiting Room, Lisa Loomer; The Soprano's Dinner, from Dream of a Common Language Heather McDonald; Mothers, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson; Tripping Through the Car House, Regina Porter; Designed for Sacrifice, Patricia S. Smith; Strains of Papa's Violin, Arlene Sterne; The Moebius Band, Jean Sterrett; After the Wake, from Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues, Caridad Svich; A Smoke and a Line, from Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues, Caridad Svich; Winnie and G, Anastasia Traina; Organic Form, from Ikebana, Alice Tuan; Southern Belle, Alana Valentine; A Tragedy: San Francisco, Erin Cressida Wilson; A Knife in the Heart, Susan Yankowitz; Thirteen Rites, Wendy Yondorf
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