And so begins a single man's odyssey through four hotel rooms as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman that he's already broken up with. In grand labute fashion, this by turns outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself.
The Seagull Reader: Poems Second EditionThe readers also include access to innovative writing tips, study and review material, and much more at LitWeb and Norton Literature Online. Less than half the price of full-length anthologies and more economical than most value editions, The Seagull Readers are a portable and inexpensive alternative to bulky anthologies.
. Each volume offers an inviting mix of classics and less familiar pieces, complemented by concise genre introductions, brief author biographies, short headnotes and annotations, and a glossary of terms.
In the Lake of the WoodsSenate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U. S. Mariner Books. This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad.
The Seagull Reader: Stories Third EditionThe third edition features the same precise apparatus as earlier editions, but now also features new writing pedagogy carefully tailored to fiction. Mariner Books. The best-priced alternative to full-length anthologies, The Seagull Reader: Stories offers a compelling blend of classic and contemporary favorites in a flexible format that fits any course.
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The Way We Get By: A PlayThey wake up to a blurry morning where the rules of attraction, sex and society are waiting for them before their first cup of coffee, leading them to ponder how much they really know about each other and how much they really care about what other people think. Slyly profound and irresistibly passionate, sexy, The Way We Get By is Neil LaBute's audacious tale of a very modern romance―a sharp, fresh look at love and lust and the whole damn thing.
Mariner Books. What they do have, however, is a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception they attend.
A Practical Handbook for the ActorMacy, and director Gregory Mosher. H. This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, all of them young actors, actor W. Vintage. Mariner Books. A practical handbook for the actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools.
An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play. The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book.
Reasons to be Happy: A PlayUsed book in Good Condition. Mariner Books. Reasons to be happy features the same four characters--Greg, Steph, Carly, and Kent--picking up their lives three years later, but in different romantic pairings as they each search desperately for that elusive object of desire: happiness. New york city's mcc theater will produce the world premiere in May 2013.
I Used to Write on WallsVintage. Unbeknownst to them, stoned, oblivious; a surfer on a rad, Trevor: sexy, they are all pining after the same young man, rad philosophical journey. Diane, georgia, and Joanne are three modern women living very different lives. Mariner Books. Used book in Good Condition.
The Flick TCG EditionWith keen insight and a ceaseless attention to detail, The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three characters and their working lives. Vintage. She is a resident playwright at Signature Theatre. Used book in Good Condition. Mariner Books. Her work has been produced at more than a hundred theaters in the U.
S. And in more than a dozen countries. Winner of the 2014 pulitzer prize for dramafunny, heartbreaking, sly and unblinking The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity and profound uniqueness of theater. Jesse green, new YorkHilarious and ineffably touching Ms. Recent honors include a guggenheim Fellowship, the Steinberg Playwright Award and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
A critical hit when it premiered off-broadway, by one of the country’s most produced and highly regarded young playwrights, this comedy, was awarded the coveted 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Annie baker’s works include the aliens obie award, body awareness, Nocturama, Circle Mirror Transformation Obie Award, and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
Baker’s peerless aptitude for exploring how people grope their way toward a sense of equanimity, even as they learn to accept disappointment, is among the things that make her such a gifted writer This lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness. Charles isherwood, new york TimesThis hypnotic, heartbreaking micro-epic about movies and moving on is irreducibly theatrical.
The Shape Of ThingsLabute's great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying. The shape of things is compulsively watchable. Gordon cox, newsday "labute is the most gifted, intelligent and wittily moral American playwright since Wallace Shawn; that is high praise, believe me.
Used book in Good Condition. He always has a serious intellectual project in mind, and here he aims at no less than the subjectivity of love and the definition of art itself. Labute meticulously plans that the shocking, climatic revelations should cast dark light upon his apparently average people. Nicholas de jongh, the standard "labute continues to probe the fascinating dark side of individualism, whose ultimate evil is an inability to imagine the suffering of others.
. These questions are thrown up by a piece whose intricate layers of treachery are worthy of David Mamet. Paul taylor, ambitious writer who, the Independent "LaBute is a smart, at his best, dares to explore the ambivalence hiding under the weave of our social fabric. Vintage. This time it's a man who's the victim of female guile.