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Playing for Keeps
By Cynthia Owens
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,780. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012 by Highland Press Publishing. Category: Fiction
He fled life in the shadows for a life in the limelight... When tragedy overtook Lucas Davenport's family, he fled to the bright lights of the stage. She sought the past she barely remembered. Mary Kathryn O’Brien returns to the genteel world her mother left behind – but can Irish Katie ever truly hope to belong? Is Lucas and Katie's love a brief intermission, or are they Playing For Keeps?
Laid Off - Victims of the Great Recession
By Anthony J. Piccione
Price: Free! Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Plays
In 2010, in the wake of the Great Recession, Gibson Enterprises is one of the few companies that continue to do well and hire new workers in the weakened economy, where subordinate manager Lindsay Mallory interviews several the unemployed workers. During the interviews, she learns how they were each forced to seek new employment, and how it has impacted each of them and their families.
All Fours
By Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Plays
A short play about gender differences, written in the absurdist tradition. First published in "Movimiento Paroxista Revista Literatura" (online) by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the University of North Carolina, 1.1, 2011, pp. 17-25. This play is royalty free.
His ... Or Her ... Suicide.
By Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Plays
A short play about suicide, written in the absurdist tradition. First published in "Antithesis" by the University of Melbourne English Department, 14, 2004, pp. 151-155. There are no fees for production of this play, as long as the author is correctly attributed, no major changes are made without permission from the author and the author is informed of the play's public performance/s.
Shakespeare for Reader's Theatre, Volume 1: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream
By John Poulsen
Series: Shakespeare for Readers' Theatre, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: Plays
Shakespeare for Readers’ Theatre is a Readers’ Theatre collection of three of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays in abridged form.
Bird of Paradise: A Diana Siddal and Mustapha Alawi Mystery Short
By Julian Cage
Price: Free! Words: 7,650. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction
In this tale by Atlanta-based mystery writer Julian Cage, the discovery of the months-old corpse of a woman leads Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi to two older men, one a lover and the other something of a mentor. One man loves theatre; the other came to love it. But neither expected what would happen when the woman and her partner tried to raise money for a theatre company.
The Spirit of Irish Wit
By Ian Cantwell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,600. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Fiction
A collection of 800 pieces of Irish wit, published in 1811 that encapsulates life from the humble chimney sweep to the arrogant nobleman. An essential guide to humour in culture and manners, pomp and politics, humbug and sharp tongues, class and craft, language and expression, wisdom and foolishness during the political ferment prior and during the 1798 Rebellion and after the Act of Union.
The Joy of Sets
By Dr. Jane Coryell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Award-winning set designer, Jane Coryell, teaches how to think and create as a set-designer. This handbook suggests an easy, inexpensive technique for making model furniture to scale. It recommends useful set designing tools and resources. It also includes many snapshots of Jane’s set designs on stage and in models.
The Sorrows and Suffering of Young Werther: A Stage-play
By Dr D. Bruno Starrs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Plays
This two act stage-play is an English translation and stage adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1774 novella "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers". It was first published in the April 2004 issue of "Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts" (online, Ottawa, Canada. K. Gerken [ed]). There are no fees to perform this play so long as all actors have a legally obtained copy.
The Suddenly Single Series: "Infidel"
By Deidra D. S. Green
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
Carmen had put up with Xavier's cheating ways for years. Every time she threatened to leave him, he would apologize and do whatever he could to make things right. But things were never quite right. Carmen was at her wits' end, but that was of no consequence to Xavier. He loved his wife and lusted after his mistress. He was the kind of man who would have his cake and eat it, too. In Infidel, the