Dead Man's Cell Phone

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458766306

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet caf. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man - with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur ''Genius'' Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. A work about how we memorialize the dead - and how that remembering changes us - it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Sarah Ruhl's plays have been produced at theaters around the country, including Lincoln Center Theater, the Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, among others, and internationally. She is the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (for The Clean House, 2004), the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, and the Whiting Writers' Award. The Clean House was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She is a member of 13P and New Dramatists.
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Stage Kiss

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559364297

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 4816

An enchanting new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.
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Passion Play (TCG Edition)

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559366648

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 4998

An examination of faith and politics, by the author of The Clean House.
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Polaroid Stories

An Adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Author: Naomi Iizuka

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871299390

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 1890

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Cheaters

A Comedy in Two Acts

Author: Michael Jacobs

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573607530

Category: American drama

Page: 73

View: 4881

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The Essential Theatre

Author: Oscar G. Brockett,Robert J. Ball,John Fleming,Andrew Carlson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305411072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 3746

Noted as one of the most comprehensive, authoritative surveys of the theatre in academia, THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE, 11th Edition, engages readers and gets them excited about theatre. Drawing from the expertise of the authors as dedicated teachers, published scholars, and practicing artists, this text is ideal for an introductory theatre course. It's vibrant and numerous representations of current and classic performances encourage students to become active theatergoers and fans. The Eleventh Edition includes an all-new chapter devoted to musical theatre, while the thoroughly revised chapter on acting covers the diversity of contemporary approaches. The text also includes numerous new photos, new Then and Now boxes, and expanded use of dates to provide context for artists' major works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711984

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 3339

A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing of their poems, their travel and daily illnesses, the pyrotechnics of their romantic relationships, and the profound affection they had for each other, these missives are the most intimate record available of both poets and one of the greatest correspondences in American literature. The playwright Sarah Ruhl fell in love with these letters and set herself an unusual challenge: to turn this thirty-year exchange into a stage play, and to bring to life the friendship of two writers who were rarely even in the same country. As innovative as it is moving, Dear Elizabeth gives voice to a conversation that lived mostly in writing, illuminating some of the finest poems of the twentieth century and the minds that produced them.
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String of Pearls

Author: Michele Lowe

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9781583422861

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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"Michele Lowe's radiant new play explores the possibilities that open up in the lives of an array of women as they come into contact with a certain strand of pearls. While the pearls are stolen, bought, bestowed, unstrung and nearly lost, four actresses play 27 characters in this deeply moving drama that is as fresh as it is funny. On the eve of her granddaughter Amy's wedding, Beth asks to see the pearls she gave Amy's mother long ago. When Amy cannot produce them Beth determines to find the pearls. She takes us back to the time when she received them and then gave them to her daughter, who passed them on to her dearest friend Ela who lost them one Sunday morning. Spanning 35 years, the pearls touch the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, even husbands and wives as they weave a deeply affecting story of love and loss."--Publisher's website.
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Strange Pilgrims

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140231069

Category: Latin Americans

Page: 188

View: 3443

The Twelve Stories In This New Collection By The Nobel Prize Winner Chronicle The Surreal, Haunting Journeys Of Latin Americans In Europe. Linked By Themes Of Displacement And Exile, These Vivid, Magical Stories Of Love, Loneliness, Death And The Memories Of Past Life Conjure Images Of Beauty And Horror At Once Ethereal And Exquisitely Sensual.
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Feed

Author: M. T. Anderson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763662623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 299

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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
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The Mammary Plays

Author: Paula Vogel

Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou

ISBN: 9781559361446

Category: Drama

Page: 187

View: 3262

Latest plays by the author of The Baltimore Waltz.
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For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (TCG Edition)

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559365598

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 2643

A bittersweet portrait of love and loss from award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl.
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100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write

On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0865478147

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 218

View: 7285

"One hundred incisive, idiosyncratic essays on life and theater from a major American playwright "Don't send your characters to reform school!" pleads Sarah Ruhl in one of her essays. With titles as varied as "On Lice" to "On Sleeping in Theaters" and "Motherhood and Stools (The Furniture Kind)," these essays are artful meditations on life in the arts and joyous jumbles of observations on everything in between. The pieces combine admonition, celebration, inquiry, jokes, assignments, entreaties, prayers,and advice: honest reflections distilled from years of working in the theater. They offer candid accounts of what it is like to be a mother and an artist, along with descriptions of how Ruhl's children's dreams, jokes, and songs work themselves into her writing. 100 Essays is not just a book about the theater. It is a map of a very particular artistic sensibility and a guide for anyone who has chosen an artist's life"--
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The Oldest Boy

A Play in Three Ceremonies

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374535876

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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In The Oldest Boy, the newest work from the visionary playwright Sarah Ruhl, faith and family are put at odds when a three-year-old boy is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist Lama. Tradition requires that the boy begin the monastic life as soon as possible, a revelation that anguishes his father, a Tibetan-born restaurateur, and his mother, a Midwesterner torn between her respect for her husband's culture and her maternal instinct.The Oldest Boy utilizes song, dance, and puppetry to tell a story of mingling cultures, spiritual seeking, and parental heartbreak. With gentle humor and compassion it enacts the central struggle of any mother's experience: accepting that loving also means letting go.
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Twelve Plays for Theatre

Author: Robert Cohen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9781559341448

Category: Drama

Page: 626

View: 9693

This anthology of plays provides a balance of historical and contemporary masterpieces. The introductory remarks provide historical, literary, and bibliographic context.
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Sarah Ruhl

A Critical Study of the Plays

Author: James Al-Shamma

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786484780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 6279

Although not yet 40, two-time Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl has established herself as one of America’s most innovative and productive playwrights. She is known for charting complex currents of desire and broaching weighty topics such as bereavement with a light, whimsical touch. This critical volume represents the first full-length, comprehensive study of her work. The text tracks the evolution of her style and aesthetic, situates her body of work within the American theatre scene, investigates her influences, and analyzes her plays in depth, including Eurydice, The Clean House, Passion Play, and In the Next Room or the vibrator play.
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Passion Play (TCG Edition)

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559366648

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 6438

An examination of faith and politics, by the author of The Clean House.
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For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday (TCG Edition)

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368799

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 4208

After their father dies, five siblings find themselves around the kitchen table of their childhood, pouring whiskey and sharing memories. The eldest, Ann, reminisces about her days playing Peter Pan at the local children’s theater, and soon the five are transported back to Neverland. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday is a fantastical exploration of the enduring bonds of family, the resistance to “growing up,” and the inevitability of growing old.
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Wonder of the World

Author: David Lindsay-Abaire

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822218630

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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THE STORY: Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband's sweater drawer. It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she
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Shakespeare's Will

Author: Vern Thiessen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780887547690

Category: Drama

Page: 69

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The play sheds light on unexplored aspects of Hathaway's life by looking through the eyes and heart of the woman who spent a lifetime with and without the great poet. This work is the celebration of a life unbowed by tragedy and unapologetic in the face of public scorn.
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