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Playing contemporary scenes : thirty-one famous scenes and how to play them

Author: Gerald Lee Ratliff
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : Meriwether Pub., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of scenes from plays by contemporary playwrights, divided into several age groups and accompanied by performance hints and exercises.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Drama
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ratliff, Gerald Lee.
Playing contemporary scenes.
Colorado Springs, Colo. : Meriwether Pub., ©1996
(OCoLC)776095871
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Lee Ratliff
ISBN: 1566080258 9781566080255
OCLC Number: 35397786
Description: xii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Beginning performance approaches --
2. Playing the role --
3. Playing the scene --
4. Scenes for youth and young men and women (with adults). Moon over the Brewery / Bruce Graham --
Blind date / Horton Foote --
When you comin' back, Red Ryder? / Mark Medoff --
For whom the southern Belle tolls / Christopher Durang --
Wasp / Steve Martin --
5. Scenes for young adult men (With women/men) . Long day's journey intonight / Eugene O'Neill --
Revuew sketches / Harold Pinter --
The applicant --
Trouble in the works --
Eastern standard / Richard Greenberg --
The nerd / Larry Shue --
Saving Stonewall / John Wooten --
6. Scenes for young adult women / (with men/women).- Isn't it romantic / Wendy Wasserstein --
The Baltimore Waltz / Paula vogel --
Laundry and bourbon / James McLure --
The role of Della / John Wooten --
7. Scenes for adult men and women . The Bald soprano / Eugene Oinesco --
Late/late.computer date / Ludmilla bollow --
Brilliants ./ Jack Heifner --
Speed-the-plow/ David Mamet --
The whole shebang / Rich Orloff --
8. Audition monologs for men and women. the Actor's nightmare / Christopher Durang --
A woman called truth / Sandra Fenichel Asher --
The tranfiguration of Benno Blimpie / Albert Innaurato --
The Baltimore waltz/ Paul Vogel --
Special offer / Harold Pinter --
Scene of shipwreck / Pamela Mills --
fires in the mirror / Anna Deavere Smith --
K 2 / Patrick Meyers --
The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe / Jane Wagner --
How it is / Samuel Becket --
9. Rehearsal exercises and improvisations. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! --
The matchmaker --
Zoo story --
"Book club" monologs --
And the "Beat" goes on --
Star search! --
Sample rehearsal playscript: The gap/ Eugene Ionesco.
Responsibility: Gerald Lee Ratliff.

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A collection of scenes from plays by contemporary playwrights, divided into several age groups and accompanied by performance hints and exercises.

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