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Plays » American / African American

Seminar: A New Comedy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Plays » American / African American
In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard (JEFF GOLDBLUM), an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored.
Scenes That Sizzle!:Contemporary Dramatic Monologues for Women and Men
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,360. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2017 by Library House Books. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Fresh, original, high-impact monologues and one-acts perfect for auditions, classes, scene study and theatrical presentations. Crafted to be performed by both young actors and seasoned professionals of all ages, the monologues and scenes in this book deliver raw emotional power and attention grabbing velocity - giving the aspiring student or professional actor the tools needed for success.
Dead Accounts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Jack's unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? Theresa Rebeck's new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back... with no questions asked.
Stylized Moments--Turning Film Style Into Meaning
Price: $32.00 USD. Words: 84,740. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Plays » American / African American
Concretely discover meaning in film by decoding the simple, often invisible, stylistic choices (significant camera placement/movement, lighting, spatial relationships, editing, soundtrack, etc.) made by directors and their creative collaborators. Readers are instructed in the language of film and interpretive strategies so that all films begin to speak in more meaningful ways.
The Novelist
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Plays » American / African American
A hit from Playwrights' Horizons in 2000, this delicious play by the author of Spike Heels and The Family of Mann is an intelligent and funny ensemble drama. A family of artists are both cruelly destructive and fiercely protective of each other. Paul, a Nobel winning novelist suffering from writer's block, his elegant but feisty wife, two sons an actor and an antique dealer.
Great Monologues for Young Actors 3
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,360. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Plays » American / African American
84 exciting selections for young actors ages 14-22 from the contemporary stage, the classical stage, and literature.
"Master Harold"...and the Boys Made Easy: Literature Guide
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 95 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 280. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The story of the play is set in South Africa. The action takes place during apartheid era in South Africa. The play presents the effect of institutionalized racism and hatred on the people who have to live during that period.
Collected Plays
Price: $12.95 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » American / African American
The Collected Plays of Shay Youngblood includes Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery, Flying Blind, Square Blues, Talking Bones and There are Many Houses in my Tribe.
Literature Companion: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
The play includes a series of poetic monologues. These monologues are accompanied by music and dance movements. This form of performance was coined by Shame as the Choreopoem.
Literature Help: A View from the Bridge
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 79 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 258. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“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.
Clinically Un-Depressed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Plays » American / African American
Clinically Un-Depressed is a dramatic comedy about a boy with a chemical imbalance which causes him to not be able to be angry or sad. Due to his condition, his psychologically abusive father and the grumpy old man in the neighborhood have to deal with him differently than they deal with other people. Anger does not work with the boy.
San Francisco Scarecrows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Hopper and Ozzie travel from the Midwest to the West Coast to find what is missing in their lives. The authenticity of their identity and their view of the world around them depends on it.
The Puzzler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A one act, two person play where Blanch, a woman with affluenza (inflated self-worth), is doing community service in a nursing home due to drunk driving tickets. To avoid any real work, she does puzzles with a patient, Weldon. Weldon unassumingly dives deep into her psyche and the woman who walks out at the end of her community service isn’t the same one who came in.
Ready Reference Treatise: Desire Under the Elms
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
Just like “Mourning Becomes Electra,” the present play happens to be an attempt by the playwright to adapt plot elements and themes of Greek tragedy to a rural setting in New England.
Literature Help: A Raisin In the Sun
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Plays » American / African American
“A Raisin In the Sun” is considered an autobiographical play. Lorraine Hansberry happens to be one of the first playwrights to sketch realistic pictures of African-American life.
From the Page to the Stage: Two Plays for Women
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,680. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Plays » Women Authors, Plays » American / African American
FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: Two Plays for Women features two comedies, Grandmothers, Incorporated (Two Acts) and Stake Out (One Act), with marvelous characters who are both mature and memorable. The plays in FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: Two Plays for Women are available for production. For those who want to enjoy a good read, FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: Two Plays for Women delivers!
Don and Hillary Compare Their Relational Asshole States and then go see OSLO (the play)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Plays » American / African American
In a meeting between Trump and Clinton, Hillary initially rips into him for his stupidities. During the course of their arguments Don reveals a method to his madness which Hillary feels means that he can be trained to become a better more effective president. By the end both have been transformed into friendly enemies.
!Strike!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American
What if workers with grievances followed simple and obvious practices that gave them a chance to achieve their goals, rather than obeying rules established by the enemy that assure their defeat? And what if communities that consist largely of those workers realized that they can never establish decent living conditions for all unless they united against their common enemy?
April Fools (Comedy/Drama Play Script)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » Religious & Liturgical
Three roommates play an April Fools joke on their roommate by setting her up with a nonexistent guy. But when a guy arrives who has been beaten and mugged and can't remember who he is she thinks he is the guy. Things get interesting.
Grimm's Fairy Tales - a stage play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » European / German
Fifteen-year-old Jacob Grimm and his thirteen-year-old brother Wilhelm run away from home after their father's death. With the help of sisters Liesel and Gretel, they manage to survive in a world of wolves and foxes while encountering friendly ogres and the Bremen Town Musicians. This stage play has been produced successfully and is suitable for schools and community theatres.

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