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Below Zero: A Play by Lajos Walder
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Categories: Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union, Plays » Canadian
Set in a remote radio outpost in northern Quebec in 1942, "Below Zero" is a study in obsession, duplicity, aversion, infidelity, and psychological abuse to the point of murder ... people stuck together with no escape ... Written in early 1940s in Hungary, Below Zero is arguably the prototypical existential drama, anticipating Jean-Paul "Sartre’s No Exit" (1944), among other works.
Vase of Pompeii: A Play by Lajos Walder
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,240. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Categories: Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
On his sixtieth birthday, Monsieur Lebordin, a world-renowned scholar and antiquities expert, suffers a heart attack, and is visited by the mysterious stranger Angela , who is not at all who she appears to be ... Set in 1930s France, "Vase of Pompeii" is a Symbolist masterpiece, social commentary (applying as much to our own time as to pre-war Europe) masquerading as bourgeois tragedy.
Tyrtaeus: A Tragedy by Lajos Walder
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,690. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Categories: Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
Written in the early 1940s under Nazi terror and set in ancient Sparta during the 2nd Messenean War in the 7th century BCE, "Tyrtaeus" dramatizes contemporary political concerns—the brutality of totalitarianism, the precariousness of democracy, and the sociopolitical role of art—through the prism of Greek elegiac poet Tyrtaeus’ involvement in the conflict. A perennial play that speaks to all ages.
The Complete Plays by Lajos Walder
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,790. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Categories: Plays » Russian & Former Soviet Union
Arguably the most significant modern Hungarian poet, Lajos Walder was born in 1913 and died in 1945 in the Gunskirchen concentration camp. Reading Walder is like reliving an era long gone and, at the same time, learning to see our own world with new eyes. For the first time, Lajos Walder's complete plays – "Below Zero," "Vase of Pompeii," and "Tyrtaeus" – are made available in English.
Barco - o mar e a alma by Pedro Moreira Nt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Plays » European / Spanish & Portuguese, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Realiza-se em um tecido plástico, pano flexível onde desliza e é manipulado personagens que retratam os acontecimentos. Os objetos-personagens deslizam sobre o tecido e os atores investidos no drama utilizam-se da cenografia para comporem sua endumentária. As personagens se relacionam com os acontecimentos e estão presentes na história social do mito, da lenda e da vida cultural.
Qesher Le'Qodesh Bamidbar by Arie Chark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Plays » Religious & Liturgical
An idiomatic English interpretation of the weekday sedrot (Torah readings) for Ba'Midbar (Numbers), this English version of the Hebrew original intends to uncover the storyteller's craft of Torah transmission. Bamidbar's challenge fascinates: it's not always evident what voice is speaking. These deeply personal dramatic narratives transform both the actors and the audience. Find out how!
the Storyteller's Chumash: Exodus by Arie Chark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Plays » Religious & Liturgical
The storyteller's Torah knows three vocal traditions: prophetic, priestly, and political. Modern Jewish rhetoric emphasizes Exodus's dramatic lore. The Egyptians oppress, Israel's Children are oppressed, and a larger than life figure relieves them of their oppression. Spirituality complicates life, Exodus's narratives are complicated, though not complex: spiritual struggle is universal. Learn it.
The Poachers and the Beast by Porphyro
Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Fantasy, Plays » American / African American
After being CHASED and OUT-OF-BREATHED through the deep, dark woods, three men come across an abandoned cabin. Though it’s spooky and dark and suspiciously THERE, the three of them decide to go in and hide from The Beast—the terror that’s been stalking them. Soon after, they debate each other. Should they run, run and regather? Or just calmly and plainly (and COWARDLY-LIKE) accept their deaths?
Closets - A Play by Faith Litchfield
Price: Free! Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Plays » Gay & Lesbian
"You promise everything is going to be okay?" The Jamisons appear to be the perfect family, living in Kansas City, Kansas. However, secrecy and deceit lies within the white picket fences, and not every family is as picture perfect as they seem.
Oedipus Rex (Director's Playbook Edition) by D. W. Hopkins Pty. Ltd.
Price: Free! Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical
Director's Playbook Editions help artists turn playscripts into productions, providing the interested reader with useful information Sophocles' masterpiece is often considered the greatest of the surviving Athenian plays and is a timeless tragedy. Oedipus, King of the ailing city of Thebes, must track down the murderer of the former king to restore his city. Translation by F. Storr.
The Day of Choice by BrianWare
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Plays » American / African American
This is a one act play. Siegfried is hiding from the Nazi's in a mountain cabin owned by his family. His brother, Fritz, arrives and expresses his anger at Siegfried getting involved in politics. While they argue, they identify both past and present choices and how they determine the future path for each of them. This play is relevant to today's current events.
O Sol Está Quente & A Água Está Ótima - e outros casos do Detetive Parker by Emilio Boechat
Price: Free! Words: 30,310. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Plays » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Livro que reúne três peças de humor non sense, conduzidas pelo atrapalhado Detetive Parker, sempre envolvido com mulheres fatais e crimes misteriosos. O personagem é inspirado nos detetives particulares dos filmes noir da década de cinquenta.
A Love Letter To Shabbat by Arie Chark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Plays » Religious & Liturgical
A Love Letter To Shabbat is a poetry collection. It is not well-suited for conventional use as a birkon ("song book"). The traditional birkon structure presents poetic brachot (blessings) for Shabbat, Chagim (festivals) and Yomim Tovim (holy days); Birkat Ja'Mazon (Grace After Meals); and Z'mirot (songs).
A Morte Vai Ao Teatro E Outras Peças Inéditas by Emilio Boechat
Price: Free! Words: 115,010. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Plays » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Este livro reúne nove peças inéditas do dramaturgo Emilio Boechat (conhecido pelas comédias CAMILA BAKER - A SAGA CONTINUA, TUDO DE MIM, LULUZINHAS e EU ERA TUDO PRA ELA & ELA ME DEIXOU) escritas entre 1993 e 2013. Os textos tratam de temas diversos como política, crise existencial, envelhecimento, morte, relacionamentos amorosos, separação, vaidade entre outros sempre usando de um humor ácido.
Mindfulness by Jim Pangrazio
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,880. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Four persons in their early 20’s have decided that a more satisfying life may be achieved with a few minor social adjustments. Toward that goal they are participating in group therapy sessions conducted by Lauren, a practitioner of dialectical cognitive behavioral therapy. A certain camaraderie develops between all involved including therapist Lauren and her friend Miguel.
Up By Wednesday by Robert Patrick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017 by Michael McGrinder. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
Four one-act plays from early Off-Off-Broadway's golden age by the era's most prolific playwright.
And Then There Was Cake by Sara Jamieson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Plays » Women Authors
This production for 7 women, 2 men, 3 either, and 2 dead bodies is designed around a meal consisting of a salad, main entree, and cake. This comedy with a side of murder mystery occurs at a reception for a wedding that did not take place after the groom failed to arrive. The author grants performance rights with purchase.