Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1997-03-25
  • Publisher: Vintage

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A ten-minute play is a streak of theatrical lightning. It doesn't last long, but its power can stand your hair on end. This splendid anthology contains enough wattage to light up a small city. For in its pages, thirty-two of our finest playwrights hone their skills on a form that has been called the haiku of the American stage. The plays that Nina Shengold and Eric Lane have collected in this volume range from monologues to an eight-character farce. Eminently producible, ideally suited for the classroom and audition,Take Tenis a marvelous resource for teachers and students of drama, as well as a stimulating read for lovers of the theatre. Contributors include: John Augustine, Cathy Celesia, Laura Cunningham, Joe Pintauro, Mary Sue Price, Megan Terry, Jose Rivera, Romulus Linney, David Mamet, Jane Martin, David Ives, and many others.

Table of Contents

Siobhanp. 3
Anything for Youp. 11
Flop Copp. 21
Mrs. Sorkenp. 31
Brotherp. 39
New York Actorp. 51
The Philadelphiap. 65
The Man Who Couldn't Dancep. 79
Hold for Threep. 93
Reverse Transcriptionp. 101
A Bowl of Soupp. 117
Railing It Uptownp. 125
Starsp. 139
A Sermonp. 147
Shasta Ruep. 153
Ferris Wheelp. 161
Yesterday's Windowp. 179
Two Eclairsp. 191
That Midnight Rodeop. 201
The Spirit Is Willingp. 211
The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cryp. 221
Gasp. 235
Duet for Bear and Dogp. 243
Phone Sex and a Dumb Showp. 253
Welcome to the Moonp. 261
Brightsp. 277
R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman)p. 289
Judgment Callp. 301
Love Poem #98p. 315
Breakfast Serialp. 323
The Janitorp. 335
Helen at Riskp. 339
Acknowledgmentsp. 348
Contributorsp. 349
Editorsp. 355
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