The Who & The What: A Play

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Back Bay Books #ad - When her traditional father and sister discover the manuscript, it threatens to tear her family apart. Zarina has a bone to pick with the place of women in her Muslim faith, and she's been writing a book about the Prophet Muhammad that aims to set the record straight. With humor and ferocity, akhtar's incisive new drama about love, art, and religion examines the chasm between our traditions and our contemporary lives.

The Who & The What: A Play #ad - Back Bay Books. The pulitzer prize-winning author of disgraced explores the conflict that erupts within a Muslim family in Atlanta when an independent-minded daughter writes a provocative novel that offends her more conservative father and sister.

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Disgraced: A Play

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Back Bay Books #ad - But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater" New York Times. Back Bay Books. Sparkling and combustible" bloomberg Businessweek, "DISGRACED rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor" Newsday. Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you've got yourself one dangerous dinner party" Associated Press.

Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.

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The Invisible Hand

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Back Bay Books #ad - Back Bay Books. A tense, provocative thriller about the unholy nexus of international terrorism and big bucks. Seattle Times. A successful financial trader, but with no one negotiating his release, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, he agrees to an unusual plan. A chilling examination of how far we will go to survive and the consequences of the choices we make.

The Invisible Hand #ad - In remote pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. The prime theme is pulsing and alive: when human lives become just one more commodity to be traded, blood eventually flows in the streets" Financial Times. He will earn his own ransom by helping his captors manipulate and master the world commodities and currency markets.

. Whip-smart and twisty" time out new York, "The Invisible Hand offers genuine insight into the future of the West" Village Voice. Ahktar again turns hypersensitive subjects into thought-provoking and thoughtful drama" Newsday.

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Junk: A Play

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Back Bay Books #ad - Working on his broadest canvas to date, skeptical journalists, threatened workers, killer lawyers, Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar chronicles the lives of men and women engaged in financial civil war: insatiable investors, and ambitious federal prosecutors. Now on broadway at lincoln center starring steven pasquale* From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced, a fast-paced economic thriller that exposes the financial deal making behind the mergers and acquisitions boom of the 1980s.

Junk: A Play #ad - Set in 1985, junk tells the story of Robert Merkin, resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell. Hailed as "america's alchemist, " his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to a dizzying level of success. By orchestrating the takeover of a massive steel manufacturer, Merkin intends to do the "deal of the decade, " the one that will rewrite all the rules.

Although it's set 40 years in the past, this is a play about the world we live in right now; a world in which money became the only thing of real value. Back Bay Books.

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition

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Theatre Communications Group #ad - Brown; the illusion, or change, adapted from the play by pierre cornelle; slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. One of the most honored american plays in history, Angels in America was awarded two Tony Awards for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

He wrote the screenplays for mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It ranks as nothing less than one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century. John heilpern, new York Observer“Some playwrights want to change the world.

A searching and radical rethinking of American political drama. Frank rich, new york times"a victory for theater, for the transforming power of the imagination to turn devastation into beauty. John lahr, new yorker“an enormously impressive work of the imagination and intellect, a towering example of what theater stretched to its full potential can achieve.

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition #ad - Philadelphia inquirer"angels in america is the finest drama of our time, speaking to us of an entire era of life and death as no other play within memory. This two-part epic, subtitled "a Gay Fantasia on National Themes, " has received hundreds of performances worldwide in more than twenty-six languages.

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Vietgone

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Samuel French, Inc. #ad - But now in a new land, they just might find each other. It’s 1975. Saigon has fallen. He lost his wife. She lost her fiancé. An all-american love story about two very new Americans. Back Bay Books. Using his uniquely infectious style the new york times calls “culturally savvy comedy” – and skipping back and forth from the dramatic evacuation of Saigon to the here and now – playwright Qui Nguyen gets up-close-and-personal to tell the story that led to the creation of…Qui Nguyen.

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Sweat TCG Edition

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Theatre Communications Group #ad - Winner of the 2017 pulitzer prize for dramaNominee for 3 Tony Awards including Best Play “Lynn Nottage’s best work. She offers a powerful critique of the American attitude toward class, and how it affects the decisions we make. Used book in Good Condition. In one of the poorest cities in america, reading, a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, Pennsylvania, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near future.

. Based on nottage’s extensive research and interviews with residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline. Lynn nottage is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards for Drama for Sweat and Ruined. Back Bay Books. Sweat has fraternity at its heart, but also the violence, and the suspicion that can result from class aspirations.

Sweat TCG Edition #ad - Hilton als, new yorker Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date. Theatre Communications Group. She is the first woman playwright to be honored twice. Her other plays include intimate apparel; by the way, Meet Vera Stark; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; and Las Meninas.

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Top Girls

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Y. Back Bay Books. Theatre Communications Group. Marlene has also abandoned her illegitimate and dull witted daughter. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co workers, clients and relatives. Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. Times. Her emotional and sexual life has become as barren as Lady Macbeth's.

Top Girls #ad - The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. With doubling / Ints. Very funny and provocative.

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Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

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Southern Illinois University Press #ad - Southern Illinois University Press. Back Bay Books. Used book in Good Condition. The best-selling script analysis book for thirty-five years Considered an essential text since its publication thirty-five years ago, rather than contradicts or repeats, this guide for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts.

Of immense utility to those who want to put plays on the stage actors, designers, directors, production specialists Backwards & Forwards is also a fine playwriting manual because the structures it describes are the primary tools of the playwright. Used book in Good Condition. The text is full of tools for students and practitioners to use as they investigate plot, theme, conflict, imagery, character, theatricality, exposition, and the other crucial parts of the superstructure of a play.

Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays #ad - . Ball developed his method during his work as literary director at the Guthrie Theater, building his guide on the crafts playwrights of every period and style use to make their plays stageworthy. Also included are guides for discovering what the playwright considers a play’ s most important elements, thus permitting interpretation based on the foundation of the play rather than its details.

Theatre Communications Group. Using shakespeare’s hamlet as illustration, Ball assures a familiar base for clarifying script-reading techniques as well as exemplifying the kinds of misinterpretation readers can fall prey to by ignoring the craft of the playwright.

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Seminar

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Samuel French, Inc. #ad - Seminar #ad - Southern Illinois University Press. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, alliances are made and broken, some thrive and others flounder, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thin Back Bay Books. Nominee! 2012 drama league award for distinguished production of a play in Seminar, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard JEFF GOLDBLUM, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, an international literary figure.

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Topdog/Underdog

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Theatre Communications Group #ad - Back Bay Books. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Theatre Communications Group. Theater projects writing for Performance Program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Suzan-lori parks is the author of numerous plays, including In the Blood and Venus.

Topdog/Underdog #ad - A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks latest riff on the way we are defined by history. She is currently head of the A. S. K. Southern Illinois University Press. The play tells the story of lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment.

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