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The Resource The best American short plays 2015-2016, edited by William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray

The best American short plays 2015-2016, edited by William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray

Label
The best American short plays 2015-2016
Title
The best American short plays 2015-2016
Statement of responsibility
edited by William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray
Contributor
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"(Best American Short Plays). Now in its seventh decade, the annals of The Best American Short Plays series now boasts hundreds of groundbreaking one-acts and an alumni list the likes of which other anthologies can only dream. From luminaries like Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee to the brightest stars of today, such as Murray Schisgal, James Armstrong, Billy Aronson, Jules Tasca, Neil LaBute, and Daniel Gallant, TBASP established itself as the standard bearer for its genre by presenting materials that offer a forthright annual reading of our nation's pulse. If The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016 , co-edited by William Demastes and John Patrick Bray, proves as portentous as its forebears, suffice it to say that our hearts are pounding. In this volume, DeMastes and Bray have assembled a collection of plays centered on the notion of "Starting Over." Following the 2016 election cycle, which turned centuries-old political mores and traditions on their heads, many Americans especially those in the theatre community feel as though the incoming presidential administration and congress will require our nation to start anew. The feeling that we are beginning again (for better or for worse) has crept into the consciousness of this year's crop of writers. These playwrights individually and collectively demonstrate the vitality and necessity of the theatre as a space where we can ask questions about character and identity on both personal and national scales. Although answers aren't easily forthcoming, the ensuing silences provides a vacuum of sorts an ideal but ephemeral space where any citizen, regardless of persuasion or belief, can stop, sit, and think."
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Member of
Assigning source
--Amazon
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
812.008
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6111
LC item number
.B47 2017
Literary form
dramas
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  • Sickles, Scott C.
  • Yellow Robe, William S.
  • Chaney, Richard
  • Lewis, E. M.
  • Sandler, Terry M.
  • Bray, John Patrick
  • Demastes, William W.
  • Gipson, Keelay
  • Bruce, Darcy Parker
  • Jolly, Arthur M.
  • Jackson, Penny
  • Hall, Angela C.
  • Daigle-Orians, Cody
  • Minigan, John
  • Katzberg, Kim
  • Woolley, Nora
  • Coin, Raquel
  • Soland, Lisa
  • Amadio, Liz
  • MacCarthy, Mariah
  • Bowen, Mark
  • Nguyen, Don X.
  • Horovitz, Israel
  • Hoke, Donna
Series statement
Best American short plays series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drama
  • One-act plays, American
  • American drama
  • American drama
  • Drama
  • One-act plays, American
Label
The best American short plays 2015-2016, edited by William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Richard Chaney
  • The gun show
  • E. M. Lewis
  • Bobo, Booboo, Bibi and Bourbone or, The clown play
  • Terry M. Sandler
  • Untitled radio play
  • Keelay Gipson
  • East of the sun
  • Darcy Parker Bruce
  • Childish things
  • Contents :
  • Arthur M. Jolly
  • Before
  • Penny Jackson
  • Magnolia blossoms: a Civil War melodrama, Episode 1: "If tomorrow never comes...until today"
  • Angela C. Hall
  • Certain unexplainable events
  • Cody Daigle-Orians
  • Easter at the Entrée Gold
  • John Minigan
  • Strays
  • Introduction: Starting over
  • Kim Katzberg in collaboration with Nora Wooley and Raquel Cion
  • The ladder in the room
  • Lisa Soland
  • The hoodie play
  • Liz Amadio
  • Big easy death party
  • Mariah MacCarthy
  • Rations
  • Mark Bowen
  • Man. Kind.
  • John Patrick Bray
  • Don X. Nguyen
  • Security
  • Israel Horovitz
  • Doughnut Hole
  • Donna Hoke
  • Acknowledgments
  • Turtles and bulldogs
  • Scott C. Sickles
  • Makin' IndiXns
  • William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.
  • Four of Hearts
Control code
ocn958780957
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 379 pages
Isbn
9781495065408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o958780957
  • (OCoLC)958780957
Label
The best American short plays 2015-2016, edited by William W. Demastes and John Patrick Bray
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Richard Chaney
  • The gun show
  • E. M. Lewis
  • Bobo, Booboo, Bibi and Bourbone or, The clown play
  • Terry M. Sandler
  • Untitled radio play
  • Keelay Gipson
  • East of the sun
  • Darcy Parker Bruce
  • Childish things
  • Contents :
  • Arthur M. Jolly
  • Before
  • Penny Jackson
  • Magnolia blossoms: a Civil War melodrama, Episode 1: "If tomorrow never comes...until today"
  • Angela C. Hall
  • Certain unexplainable events
  • Cody Daigle-Orians
  • Easter at the Entrée Gold
  • John Minigan
  • Strays
  • Introduction: Starting over
  • Kim Katzberg in collaboration with Nora Wooley and Raquel Cion
  • The ladder in the room
  • Lisa Soland
  • The hoodie play
  • Liz Amadio
  • Big easy death party
  • Mariah MacCarthy
  • Rations
  • Mark Bowen
  • Man. Kind.
  • John Patrick Bray
  • Don X. Nguyen
  • Security
  • Israel Horovitz
  • Doughnut Hole
  • Donna Hoke
  • Acknowledgments
  • Turtles and bulldogs
  • Scott C. Sickles
  • Makin' IndiXns
  • William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.
  • Four of Hearts
Control code
ocn958780957
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 379 pages
Isbn
9781495065408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o958780957
  • (OCoLC)958780957

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