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L.A. Theatre Works

Overview
Works: 530 works in 1,798 publications in 1 language and 35,896 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Radio plays  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Domestic drama  Science fiction  Radio adaptations  Historical fiction 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.54
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Publications about L.A. Theatre Works
Publications by L.A. Theatre Works
Most widely held works by L.A. Theatre Works
The crucible by Arthur Miller( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
As a wave of anti-communist investigations swept across American society during the 1950s, Miller exposed the horror of such witch-hunts by retelling the story of the infamous Salem witch trials in Massachusetts in 1692
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of John Steinbeck's novel about the plight of American farmers who were forced off their farms by drought and foreclosure during the Great Depression
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Tom Stoppard's Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe's influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier
8 by Dustin Lance Black( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Uses actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews to bring to life the landmark federal trial challenging Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
One of Shaw's most enduring works, "Pygmalion" is a insightful comedy of class relations and perceptions, as played out between a Cockney flower girl and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a pet project. Described by critics as "a play of great vitality and charm," "Pygmalion" inspired the award-winning stage and film productions of Lerner and Loewe's musical, "My fair lady."
Private lives by Noel Coward( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Humorous play about four mismatched lovers on the French Riviera
The odd couple by Neil Simon( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Hyper-neurotic Felix and the slob Oscar, two poker buddies, become wildly mismatched roomates when they find themselves bachelors again
War of the worlds : Invasion from Mars by Howard Koch( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Presents Koch's radio play, Invasion from Mars, which was made famous by Orson Welles; the play is an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, War of the worlds. This is followed by a short play which continues the theme in a more modern form
The great Tennessee monkey trial by Peter Goodchild( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
The Scopes Trial, over the right to teach evolution in public schools, reaffirmed the importance of intellectual freedom as codified in the Bill of Rights. The trial, in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925, set the stage for ongoing national debates over the separation of Church and State in a democratic society, debates that continue to this day
The member of the wedding : a drama by Carson McCullers( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama about Frankie, a motherless twelve-year old girl who sees a solution to her unhappiness in the approaching wedding of her elder brother
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Presents Koch's radio play, Invasion from Mars, which was made famous by Orson Welles; the play is an adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, War of the worlds
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
In Vichy, France in 1942 nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned-- are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers "inferiors"?
M. Butterfly : a drama by David Henry Hwang( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress
All my sons by Arthur Miller( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the idealization of a father, the loss of a son, and the secrets that destroy a family
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife and she delights in wreaking havoc among the living."--Container
The best of Second City by Second City (Theater company)( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Performed before a live audience, improvisatory sketches and songs that lampoon many aspects of modern American life
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama about the woes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their way of life in a changing world
Six degrees of separation : a drama by John Guare( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
When Manhattan art dealers take a young man into their home believing him to be a friend of their children and Sidney Poiter's son, he leaves them with a lasting impression
Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash (Comedy troupe)( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Explores the history of Chavez Ravine, the immigrant community that once existed on the site that is now Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
 
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