Duo!: The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century (Applause Acting) (Paperback)

Duo!: The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century (Applause Acting) By Joyce Henry (Editor), Rebecca Dunn Jaroff (Editor), Bob Shuman (Editor) Cover Image
By Joyce Henry (Editor), Rebecca Dunn Jaroff (Editor), Bob Shuman (Editor)
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Spotlighting the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and experimental writings since 2000, Duo : The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century offers bravura pieces for performance, acting class, and study. Culled from the work of over 100 playwrights - veterans as well as up-and-coming talents - and encompassing the seminal issues of our time - from race to gender, class to politics - this follow-up compendium to the popular edition of the 1990s is by turns comic or, serious - and sometimes both - but always intensely human. Duo 's satisfyingly complex characters are the obscure or famous, young, middle-aged, and older. Tracy Letts confronts the aftermath of betrayal on a night too hot for sleep in August: Osage County; Karen Finley exposes sexual politics outside the Oval Office in George & Martha; Tom Stoppard investigates the difficulties of understanding Greek as well as the younger generation in Rock 'n' Roll; Lynn Nottage delineates gentility, the fear of being alone, and the passage of time in Intimate Apparel; Richard Greenberg weighs the costs of being godly or becoming merely human in the baseball-themed Take Me Out; and Tina Howe bends time, showing the universal power of dramatic recognition across the ages, in Water Music.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781557837028
ISBN-10: 1557837023
Publisher: Applause Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 520
Language: English
Series: Applause Acting