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Contemporary Scenes for Actors : Women - Michael Earley

Contemporary Scenes for Actors


Paperback Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9780878300785
Number Of Pages: 208

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"Contemporary Scenes for Actors: Women" collects scenes from the most acclaimed and award-winning playwrights of the 1990s. It contains over 40 two-character scenes (for women/women and women/men), 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 challenge of working with a partner on stage.

Industry Reviews

"Libraries and faculty bookshelves are a good place to keep books such as the two under review (companion volume "Contemporary Scenes for Actors: Men). 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 Woman and One Manp. 1
The Beauty Queen of Leenanep. 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 Womenp. 99
Amy's Viewp. 101
The Beauty Queen of Leenanep. 108
The Cripple of Inishmaanp. 116
Kindertransportp. 120
Low Level Panicp. 126
The Memory of Waterp. 131
My Mother Said I Never Shouldp. 138
A Perfect Ganeshp. 144
Serving it Upp. 150
Sweet Panicp. 156
Talking in Tonguesp. 166
Weldon Risingp. 173
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husbandp. 178
Play Sourcesp. 182
Acknowledgementsp. 184
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ISBN: 9780878300785
ISBN-10: 0878300783
Series: Theatre Arts (Routledge Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1