The Goat Or Who is Sylvia

The Goat  Or  Who is Sylvia Author Edward Albee
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056687422
Year 2003
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher Overlook Books
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Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee's most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goatwon four major awards for best new play of the year (Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle). In the play, Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. The playwright himself describes it this way: "Every civilization sets quite arbitrary limits to its tolerances. The play is about a family that is deeply rocked by an unimaginable event and how they solve that problem. It is my hope that people will think afresh about whether or not all the values they hold are valid."

The Goat or Who Is Sylvia Broadway Edition

The Goat  or Who Is Sylvia   Broadway Edition Author Edward Albee
ISBN-10 9781468307528
Year 2004-12-28
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher The Overlook Press
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“Four decades after Virginia Woolf sent shock waves through the mainstream theatre, Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask." –Ben Brantley, The New York Times Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat won all the major awards for best new play of the year (Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle). In the play, Martin-a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty-leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. The playwright himself describes it this way: “Every civilization sets quite arbitrary limits to its tolerances. The play is about a family that is deeply rocked by an unimaginable event and how they solve that problem. It is my hope that people will think afresh about whether or not all the values they hold are valid.”

Outstanding Women s Monologues

Outstanding Women s Monologues Author Craig Pospisil
ISBN-10 0822224070
Year 2010
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher Dramatists Play Service Inc
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Editors Craig Pospisil and Danna Call compiled this new collection of more than fifty monologues selected exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications from recent seasons. Inside these pages you will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to their sixties and authors of widely varied styles, but all immensely talented. These monologues represent some of the best writing in the American theatre today, and we are proud to bring them together in this new volume.

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance Author Edward Albee
ISBN-10 0573607923
Year 1966
Pages 99
Language en
Publisher Samuel French, Inc.
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"Wealthy middle-aged couple, Agnes and Tobias have their complacency shattered when Harry and Edna, longtime friends appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless "fear" has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias' household."--Back cover.

Red

Red Author John Logan
ISBN-10 9781849432214
Year 2012-01-30
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Oberon Books
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"There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red." Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. A moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.. Nominated for 7 Olivier Awards (2009) and winner of six Tony Awards 2010 including Best New Play. "A FRESH, EXCITING portrait of a BRILLIANT mind." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times. "SMART AND SCINTILLATING. RED deftly conjures what most plays about artists don't: THE EXHILARATION OF THE ACT." -John Lahr, The New Yorker. "An electrifying new play." -Marilyn Stasio, Variety. "Plays about painters are fraught with difficulty. Either the hero preaches about art without practising it, or the Bohemian lifestyle supersedes the work. But John Logan's play about Mark Rothko overcomes these obstacles with finesse... It's a measure of the play's success that it makes you want to rush out and renew acquaintance with Rothko's work. 4 stars" Michael Billington - The Guardian

The Zoo Story

The Zoo Story Author Edward Albee
ISBN-10 0573042225
Year 1959
Pages 27
Language en
Publisher
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A collection of some of Edward Albee's earliest and most acclaimed works.

Occupant

Occupant Author Edward Albee
ISBN-10 9780573663802
Year 2009
Pages 61
Language en
Publisher Samuel French, Inc.
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New York sculptor Louise Nevelson's life was marked by intrepid triumphs and deep inner turmoil. Both her public accomplishments and private emotional conflicts are thoroughly examined by an unnamed interviewer who questions the posthumous Nevelson with an unabashed scrutiny. The result is a touching, humorous, and honest tribute to a woman who was a pioneer for free-thinking females everywhere, but also stood on her own as one of the 20th century's greatest artistic minds.

Edward Albee s Fragments

Edward Albee s Fragments Author Edward Albee
ISBN-10 0822214210
Year 1995
Pages 57
Language en
Publisher Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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THE STORY: Several people sit together reading proverbs aloud to each other. From these proverbs are prompted stories of each one's past, or musings surrounding lifelong mysteries. Each tries to tell about some incident which they hope will illumin

The Fever

The Fever Author Wallace Shawn
ISBN-10 0822203987
Year 1992
Pages 42
Language en
Publisher Dramatists Play Service Inc
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THE STORY: The nameless narrator of this blistering monologue lies ill and alone in a dreary hotel room in a poverty-stricken country. A political execution is about to take place beneath his window. Far from the glib comforts of his own life, he s

When the Killing s Done

When the Killing s Done Author T. C. Boyle
ISBN-10 9781408813997
Year 2011-03-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The island of Anacapa, off the coast of California, is overrun with black rats which are threatening the ancient population of ground-nesting birds. Alma Boyd Takesue of the National Park Service is campaigning to exterminate them once and for all, but her systematic plan is in danger of sabotage by two notorious environmental activists, Anise Reed and Dave LaJoy. But when Alma's sights turn to the infestation of non-native pigs on the island of Santa Cruz - where Anise was brought up by her rancher mother - the stakes are raised and the debate threatens to boil over into something much more real...

Polar Bears

Polar Bears Author Mark Haddon
ISBN-10 9781408132784
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Polar Bears is a captivating tale by award-winning writer Mark Haddon. Balancing humour and pathos, it tells of one man's struggle to love, support and live with someone suffering from a psychological condition. With an elliptical structure and teasing timeline, the play handles the subject sensitively, with vivid, sympathetically-drawn characters and nicely-balanced dialectics. Polar Bears is thought-provoking and intelligent, with echoes of Nietszchean philosophy, and it refuses to offer any easy answers for those embroiled in mental instability. The plot is as follows: John has never met anyone like Kay. When the moon is in the right phase, she is magnetic and amazingly alive. But when the darkness closes in, she is lost to another world, a world in which John does not belong. Mark Haddon is a hugely celebrated writer who is best known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time, which won a string of prestigious awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year. It quickly became an international bestseller, was printed in 32 countries and translated into 15 languages. Polar Bears is his first work for the theatre and will enjoy a high profile premiere at the Donmar Warehouse 1 April - 22 May, directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring Jodhi May and Richard Coyle. The Culture has just named Polar Bears one of top 100 hottest tickets for 2010.

15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play

15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play Author Alan Haehnel
ISBN-10 OCLC:62255555
Year 2005-08-04
Pages 36
Language en
Publisher
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This is a play about not being in a play, ironically expressed through a hilarious series of monologues, duets, and ensemble scenes. From early traumas involving a glory-seeking elementary school teacher to possible disturbances in the global climate, 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play keeps the audience guessing just what scenario will be next.

The Sunken Living Room

The Sunken Living Room Author David Caudle
ISBN-10 9780573662492
Year 2008
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Samuel French, Inc.
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"November, 1978. Wade Minnick, 16, is a slender, effeminate bookworm in suburban Miami. With his distracted mother out playing Bridge, and his pilot father away on a trip, Wade settles down in the family's showpiece living room to read A Passage To India. His volatile brother Chip, 17, takes off on a dubious errand, leaving Wade alone with Chip's foxy pothead girlfriend. "Freak" Tammy teaches "brain" Wade more about life and about himself than he could learn from a dozen novels. And when Chip returns, having scored and snorted some serious drugs, Wade's gonna need every ounce of his newfound courage and compassion." --Publisher's website

Sylvia

Sylvia Author Albert Ramsdell Gurney
ISBN-10 PSU:000025116229
Year 1995
Pages 133
Language en
Publisher GuildAmerica Books
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A stray mutt named Sylvia has a strong impact on a young couple at a critical turning point in their lives.