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Contemporary Scenes for Actors : Men - Michael Earley

Contemporary Scenes for Actors


Paperback Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9780878300778
Number Of Pages: 190

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Contemporary Scenes for Actors: Men is an exciting collection of scenes from the most acclaimed and award-winning playwrights of the 1990s. It contains over 40 two-character scenes (for men/men and men/women), with the selection of scenes encompassing the widest range of styles from serious to comic and shades in between.A fuller appreciation of the dramatic context of the scenes is enhanced by the editors' introductions and commentaries. Each of the scenes offers the actor the opportunity to develop and explore the vital, dynamic and unique challenges of working with a partner on stage.

"Libraries and faculty bookshelves are a good place to keep books such as the two under review (companion volume "Contemporary Scenes for Actors: Women). They both include unknown material, along with noted plays and playwrights. The cuttings are well chosen and balanced. The comments by the editors are well thought out and informative."-"Choice, 3/00

Notes to the Actors
Scenes for One Man and One Womanp. 1
The Beauty Queen of Leenansp. 3
Boys' Lifep. 11
Broken Glassp. 19
Closerp. 27
Dog Operap. 34
The Heidi Chroniclesp. 40
The Lodgerp. 44
The Pitchfork Disneyp. 52
Raised in Captivityp. 58
Shopping and F***ingp. 64
Simpaticop. 71
Some Voicesp. 79
Twop. 86
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husbandp. 93
Scenes for Two Menp. 99
Beautiful Thingp. 101
The Cripple of Inishmaanp. 107
Dealer's Choicep. 113
The Life of Stuffp. 121
The Lisbon Traviatap. 127
Mojop. 134
The Pitchfork Disneyp. 142
Search and Destroyp. 149
Serving it Upp. 154
Shopping and F***ingp. 159
Simpaticop. 164
Speed-the-Plowp. 170
Play Sourcesp. 176
Acknowledgementsp. 177
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ISBN: 9780878300778
ISBN-10: 0878300775
Series: Theatre Arts (Routledge Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 22nd July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.93  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 2