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Contemporary Gay American Poets And Playwrights

Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN : 0313322325
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. A number of these writers are well known, including Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, and Allen Ginsberg. Others, such as Alan Bowne, Timothy Liu, and Robert O'Hara, merit wider recognition. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tragedy In The Contemporary American Theatre

Author : Robert J. Andreach
ISBN : 9780761864011
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves.
Category: Performing Arts

Hell Nismos Kai P A

Author : Savvas Patsalidēs
ISBN : UVA:X006024626
Genre : Greeks
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Category: Greeks

The Tokens Of Esteem

Author : Patrick Harvey
ISBN : 9780595222889
Genre : Psychology
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The Tokens of Esteem is a book about ritual violence in primitive cultures. Human sacrifice, headhunting, cannibalism, live burial and the use of human organs as decorations were not simple expressions of savage lust. Rather they were the attempts of early man to deal with the sociological and psychological problems of integration, cultural development and the imminent possibility of death. These rites satisfied a need among primitive ethnics that allowed their societies to find cohesion and thereby proceed toward cultural, religious and intellectual growth. Although these events and practices have had their parallels in the modern world we have always considered them to be unacceptable. Such rites have no place in modern society except among the most twisted and perverse characters. In ancient and prehistoric times, however, they were accepted as quite ordinary and beneficial to society and to mankind in general. Their practice had something of a holistic and integrating effect upon ancient peoples. The ritual, however inhumane, brought the members of the tribe or clan together, gave them a collection of ceremonies with which to define the operation of their cultures and helped them to deal with the nature of impermanence in the world about them. The rites among primitives were a simple mechanism to make sense out of a world that was much harsher and unforgiving that that of our own. We all have our rituals. They exist in our houses of worship, work, and leisure and in our private lives. Without ritual we could not long survive as a culture. This was equally true for primitive peoples many of whom found a certain comfort in these practices. This was a comfort that allowed them to continue and to develop their lives and civilizations
Category: Psychology

The Great Monologues From The Est Marathon

Author : Kristin Graham
ISBN : UCSC:32106011647309
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents sixty-two monologues from one -set plays first performed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre 1978-91.
Category: Performing Arts

Twentieth Century American Dramatists

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026123849
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Represents the diversity and productivity of American drama since 1900. The careers of playwrights whose works achieved notable popularity as well as critical success are presented in some detail. Emphasis is placed on biography and a synthesis of the critical reception of authors' works.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

American Theatre

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ISBN : UOM:49015003074490
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

1 2 3 4 For The Show

Author : Lewis W. Heniford
ISBN : UOM:49015003014298
Genre : Performing Arts
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Will help the user find classic or modern plays in a variety of genres that fit their requirements.
Category: Performing Arts

Live Witness

Author : Jim Neu
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008844727
Genre : American drama
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Category: American drama

The Art Of Aids

Author : Rob Baker
ISBN : UOM:39015032583885
Genre : Psychology
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The world of the arts has been devastated by AIDS. Few performing or visual artists have escaped the epidemic's impingement upon either their own lives or those of close friends and mentors. But beyond this obvious impact, AIDS has had - and is having - an ultimately more far-reaching effect: it has changed the very form and content of contemporary art. As artists struggle to understand, interpret, and express the complex emotions and politics arising from the epidemic, a new art, perhaps even a new aesthetic, is now emerging. Over the past ten years, AIDS has become an increasingly prevalent theme in drama, dance, music, film, television, painting, photography, and theater. Many artists have encapsulated their rage, grief, and resistance - and even, occasionally, a kind of transformational acceptance of fate - by channeling that experience into their art. Together, they have produced a remarkably rich body of work. The panoply of the art of AIDS is as rich as the range of the artists who are responding to the epidemic. In The Art of AIDS, Rob Baker examines this new aesthetic, revealing not just the expected themes of death and dying, disease and disability, but also the issues of spirituality and healing, political and social action, sexuality and responsibility, isolation and community, racism and heterosexism. AIDS increasingly affects everyone, but the response of the gay community, which was devastated first and which rallied so valiantly, is central to this study. Perhaps it is only through the risks taken by AIDS-affected artists that stigma can be turned into conscience, denial into consciousness, and grief into renewal.
Category: Psychology

David S Redhaired Death

Author : Sherry Kramer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000451166
Genre : American drama
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The Best Short Plays 1989

Author : Ramon Delgado
ISBN : 1557830444
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

Baker S Plays

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ISBN : PSU:000061603592
Genre : Drama
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ISBN : UCSC:32106020396328
Genre : American periodicals
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Category: American periodicals

Outstanding Short Plays Volume Two

Author : Craig Pospisil
ISBN : 9780822231493
Genre : Drama
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THE STORIES: CAMBERWELL HOUSE by Amelia Roper. Elderly neighbors Annie and Olive have been friends since they were children. At twenty, they agreed to "knock each other off" if they were still alive at seventy-five. Now they are seventy-five and one of them has changed her mind. A tale of old age, murder, and ginger nut biscuits. (1 woman.) THE CLOSET by Aoise Stratford. Kevin's dad has thrown his favorite toy, Bart Sponge, into the back of a closet. There, Bart meets a toy dinosaur and another toy he can't even begin to identify. Does a supposedly gay toy have a chance of making it out of the closet? (2 men, 1 woman or man.) CLOSING COSTS by Arlene Hutton. After viewing four hundred apartments, has Harris finally found the right co-op, or simply the right real estate agent—Alice? Harris must decide if it's time to trade in his artificial fish—and finally grow up. (1 man, 1 woman.) FREEFALLING by Aurin Squire. Two passengers and a stewardess on a falling plane give their moment-by-moment account of what happens when tomorrow is no longer certain. (2 men, 1 woman.) POISON by John Patrick Shanley. Kenny has seen the depths of Kelly's self-hatred, and he'll never date her again—unless he drinks a fortune-teller's mysterious potion, which will kill his soul as dead as Kelly's. Can Kelly convince him to drink the potion? Can she convince herself? (1 man, 2 women.) SELF-TORTURE AND STRENUOUS EXERCISE by Harry Kondoleon. Carl tells Alvin that he's in love with another woman. "Good for you," says Alvin, who refuses to accept that Carl's, Adel, wife only attempted suicide—she's still alive. The woman Carl loves is Alvin's wife, Beth. But right now, Beth is so drunk she can't get up off the floor, much less run off with Carl, and Adel comes in with bandaged wrists saying Carl has been trying to kill her. These four have some issues to work out. (2 men, 2 women.) A SINGULAR KINDA GUY by David Ives. Mitch is a young guy talking to a girl in a bar. She's nice, but he's got this sort of confession, see. There's something she ought to know—on the inside, he isn't really a guy at all. He's an Olivetti electric self-correcting typewriter. (1 man.) SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by David Riedy. A stranger's intimate gesture on a New York subway causes a couple to reexamine their relationship, and it causes one person to get punched in the face. Told from all three characters' wildly different perspectives. (2 men, 1 woman.) THERE'S NO HERE HERE by Craig Pospisil. Lance moves to Paris to follow his dream of becoming a writer, but his work goes badly. As does his relationship with Juliette, a beautiful Parisian. But a strangely familiar woman at their local bistro forces Lance to dig deeper into himself. (2 men, 2 women.) YOU HAVE ARRIVED by Rob Ackerman. Dan and Kristin are navigating their first date, and fortunately, the other woman with them knows the way through the confusion into Brooklyn. That would be Cyndi, the GPS system in Dan's car. (1 man, 2 women.)
Category: Drama

The New York Times Biographical Service

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118475131
Genre : Biography
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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
Category: Biography

Drawing Upon The Past

Author : Robert J. Andreach
ISBN : UOM:39015059978190
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary American theatre re-creates and invokes classical theatre so as to generate interaction between the two theatres. Using selected works of fourteen playwrights, this book organizes the interaction into three sections: works dramatizing change and reconciliation, works dramatizing the inability or the unwillingness to change and reconcile, and works emphasizing various selves (personal, theatrical, national). By drawing on the past, the fourteen playwrights refine their art in the contemporary American theatre and their vision of contemporary American life.
Category: Literary Criticism