Theresa Rebeck: Collected Plays, Volume I, 1989-98

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.49
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $2.49   
  • New (1) from $62.90   
  • Used (4) from $2.49   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The full length plays in this volume are Spike Heels, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, Sunday on the Rocks, and View of the Dome. In addition, the collection will include all of Rebeck's one acts, published here for the first time.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"The only people who write for the theatre these days," quips a character in Rebeck's The Family of Mann, "are people who can't get work in television." Whatever sardonic truth that observation may hold, it certainly does not apply to award-winning playwright and screenwriter Rebeck, whose collected plays are now the latest entry in the publisher's wonderful "Contemporary Playwrights" series. This anthology includes five full-length plays and seven previously unpublished one-acts. Referring to herself as a "comic realist," Rebeck explores contemporary American culture, often using relationships, television, and politics as landscapes against which volatile combinations of sex and power (as in the prophetic pre-Bill and Monica piece View of the Dome) are played out. That Rebeck should now find herself in the company of playwrights like Horton Foote, Romulus Linney, Christopher Durang, Eric Overmeyer, and Lanford Wilson, all of whom have been included in the "Contemporary Playwrights" series, is proof that her theatrical star is in the ascendant. For all contemporary theater collections.--Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575251721
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Series: Plays for Actors Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa Rebeck
Theresa Rebeck

THERESA REBECK's plays include Bad Dates, Omnium Gatherum (a Pulitzer finalist), The Scene, and Mauritius, which won Boston's prestigious IRNE and Elliot Norton Award and premiered on Broadway in 2007. Rebeck has also won the Peabody, the Writer's Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama, the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award, the National Theatre Conference Award, and the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award. She holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Spike Heels
Sunday on the Rocks
Loose Knit
The Family of Mann
View of the Dome

Does This Woman Have a Name?
The Bar Plays
Sex with the Censor
What We're Up Against
The Contract
Katie and Frank
Great to See You
Read More Show Less


I am a woman; I am an American; I am a mother; I sometimes write for television, and I sometimes write movies; I play the piano; I knit; I rail at the universe; I am angry; I am sad; I am a comic realist, a misanthrope, and an idealist. There are many ways to categorize me and my work. But for myself, I would most like to be considered a playwright. - Theresa Rebeck, Introduction
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)