Take Ten II More Ten-Minute Plays

ISBN-10: 1400032172
ISBN-13: 9781400032174
Edition: 2003
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Description: A ten-minute play is a blaze of theatrical energy. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking collection Take Ten, editors Eric Lane and Nina Shengold have put together a veritable bonfire of talent. Take Ten II: More 10-Minute Plays provides a  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

A ten-minute play is a blaze of theatrical energy. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking collection Take Ten, editors Eric Lane and Nina Shengold have put together a veritable bonfire of talent. Take Ten II: More 10-Minute Plays provides a fast-track tour of the current theatrical landscape, from the slapstick ingenuity of David Ives’ Arabian Nights to the searing tension of Diana Son’s 9/11 drama The Moon, Please, to Susan Miller’s luminous fable The Grand Design. This remarkably diverse anthology includes thirty-five short plays by such major American playwrights as Christopher Durang, Warren Leight, Romulus Linney and Donald Margulies, alongside a host of exciting new voices. Actors, directors, producers and teachers will find Take Ten II an invaluable source of meaty roles for people of every age, ethnicity and gender; lovers of theatre will find it a richly satisfying read. These deceptively short plays throb with life in all its variety: harrowing, hilarious, and breathtakingly vital.

Nina Shengold won the ABC Playwright Award and the LA Weekly Award for her play "Homesteaders." Her one-acts have been performed all over the country, and her TV scripts include Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Blind Spot," starring Joanne Woodward, and "Silent Night." A founding member of the theater company Actors & Writers, she lives in upstate New York. Eric Laneis an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and book editor. Plays include:Times of War, Cater-WaiterandDancing on Checkers’ Grave,which starred Jennifer Aniston. His new playHeart of the Cityhas been optioned for off-Broadway. Eric has written and produced two short films:First BreathandCater-Waiter, which he also directed. Honors include a Writer’s Guild Award, La MaMa Playwright Award, Berrilla Kerr Award and two-time O’Neill Center finalist. He has won fellowships at Yaddo and St. James Cavalier in Malta. Eric is Artistic Director of Orange Thoughts Productions, a not-for-profit theater & film company in New York City. Shengold and Lane are the editors ofPlays for ActressesandTake Ten: New Ten-Minute Plays, both in Vintage. For Penguin they editedMoving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays,The Actor's Book of Scenes from New Plays, andThe Actor's Book of Gay & Lesbian Plays, which was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Antigone's Red
Arabian Nights
Classyass
The Cure
Daniel on a Thursday
Deer Play
El Depresso Espresso
El Santo Americano
Emotional Baggage
Faith
Fight Dreams
The Find
The Grand Design
It's Not You
Kitty the Waitress
Left to Right
The Levee
Marred Bliss
Men's Intuition
The Moon Please
My Red Hand, My Black Hand
Night Visits
Nine Ten
Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson
Rosie in the Shadow of the Melrose
A Rustle of Wings
Sinnery of a Sunday
The Sniper
Space
Stuck
Table 5 at Empire Szechwan
Twenty Dollar Drinks
21
Virginia Street
A Whole House Full of Babies
Contributors
About the Editors
Index
Permissions Acknowledgments

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