Plays » American / African American

Ready Reference Treatise: The Caretaker
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Series: Ready Reference Treatise, Book 111 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 263. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
According to Harold Pinter, he wrote “The Caretaker” while he and his wife were living in Chiswick. There are some events in the play which clearly seem to be drawn on those events which had taken place in Pinter’s own life at the time.
Literature Help: The History Boys
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 83 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 262. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The story of the play presents the struggle of the students to get access into a top-tier university. The play poses several questions about the purpose of education and the methods of teachings students.
Literature Help: A View from the Bridge
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 79 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 258. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller is a two-act play. It was first staged on 29th of September, 1955, as a one-act verse drama on Broadway. The play failed miserably, and consequently Miller revised the play and rewrote in two acts. It was highly successful and became very popular in a short period of time.
Emergency Meeting of the Yale University Women Philosophers Group
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Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
Recently there has been a rash of campus sex harassment reports. Surprisingly, many have been tied to that backwater of the humanities, University Philosophy Departments, where students are taught about justice, morality and other high-minded things. When a prominent Yale University professor is implicated as a serial seducer, the women professors in the department decide they need to talk.
We Interrupt This Program
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Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
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A white collar family and a blue collar one are listening to War of the Worlds in 1939 in neighboring apartments.
The Mighty Samurai and the Evil Bird Demon Etsushi: A Kwirky-buki Play
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Price: Free! Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
Kabuki style story (with an American/English Style Farce): a dishonored samurai comes to the aid of a lord and his daughter to vanquish the evil bird demon Etsushi.
The Great Carbuncle
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Price: Free! Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
Adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, a group of people in the 60's get lost in the Ozarks in a winter storm, but that's when they see the legendary fist-sized gem.
The Boy Toy
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Price: Free! Words: 13,260. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
Rich ex-trophy wife uses hypnosis to make her young boyfriend interesting, but it backfires when he goes crazy with each suggestion.
No Touching
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Price: Free! Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
A painter is attracted to his male model as well as a rough prostitute he pays to only listen to his problems.
Mark Twain's 'Is Shakespeare Dead?'
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
Mark Twain's hilarious (1909) debunking of the myth that William Shakespeare wrote the works of Shakespeare, adapted as a monologue for the stage by Keir Cutler, PhD. Performed across North America since 2002. "Cutler humorously distills Twain's thesis that Shakespeare didn't actually write the great works attributed to him. It's a compelling argument . . . great comic effect." Orlando Sentinel
Treasure Island, A Stage Play for Children
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
This play for children to perform is humorously based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. As Poly-Narrator says, “This here presentation of Treasure Island is based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Do you know what it means when a performance is said to be based on the book? Not much, that’s what.” Well-known characters are still part of the play: Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, & pirates!
Feldman - A Play in Three Acts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,350. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014 by Cedars Spring Books. Category: Plays » American / African American
Arrested for panhandling with $20k in his bag, Danny Feldman is confronted by a system determined to institutionalize him "in his own best interests." His freedom depends on the defense of a compassionate lawyer who volunteers to represent him against all odds. Danny’s struggle touches our hearts. FELDMAN raises questions about justice, mental health, individual rights, what it is to be free.
Literature Companion: Waiting for Lefty
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 68 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 245. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The entire play revolves around the meeting of cab drivers who happen to be planning a labor strike. Through the dramatic device of framing, the playwright makes the audience a part of the meeting.
Receding References
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
An MTA train operator reacts violently when he finds a noose hanging in his cab. Parties assemble for a solution.The result is a confusing series of exchanges regarding who did what, various meanings for that particular event, and other racial, sexual, and historical transformations that occur without people changing their now incorrect understanding from what it was when first presented to them.
Hedgehog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
In an SRO stuffed with people living on the margins of society is Leo, a young man who spent years in a mental institution because his epilepsy was judged a mental illness. The experience left Leo with a morbid attachment to a fictional character that suffered the same misdiagnosis. He lives Myshkin's life, and so do his fellow residents in order to satisfy the likeable Leo.
Suicide Squeeze: An Existential Crisis At Third Base
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Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
It’s the ninth inning of the last game of “Philosopher First Baseman” Johnny Banner’s long major league career, and Banner comes to bat. When he hits a triple and ends up 90 feet away from scoring the winning run, suddenly he’s overcome by the feeling: What’s next in my life? But nobody in the stadium seems to care. Well, almost nobody... A 10-minute tragicomedy.
Who Killed Admiral Darlan?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
It is December 1942. British and American forces have conquered French territories in Northern Africa from Morocco through Algeria. The American side has chosen Admiral Darlan as the leader of liberated territories even though a top Vichy collaborator. Many opposing forces want Darlan removed. Eventually done in mysterious circumstances.
Inside Tango Argentino: The Story of the Most Important Tango Show of All Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,760. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Enrico Massetti. Category: Screenplays » Musical
Tango Argentino was the groundbreaking show that led to the renaissance of interest in Argentine Tango. It premiered in Paris, then conquered Broadway and, later, toured the whole world. It had enormous cultural influence on the understanding of tango history, music and dance, fashion, hair and makeup.
Who Will Bail Us Out?
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Price: Free! Words: 38,100. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Plays » American / African American
Who will bail out a Nigerian man who gets caught up in the drama of repaying the loan a customer of his bank took in his name when the customer suddenly disappeared into thin air with the whole money?