Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6123.A78 A13 2016
Publication Date: 2016
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tech. Around you, a company of fourteen is engaged in a very peculiar -- and particularly imposible -- task of making a new play. You'll have a seat next to the sound designer as he mixes cues. You'll eavesdrop on backstage gossip as it happens over headset. You'll watch the director struggle to contain the uncontainable. Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) took notes during her tech rehersals over the years. 10 out of 12 is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us."-- Back cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3606.O37 A14 2008
Publication Date: 2009-02-09
"Theresa is estranged from her family and working as a cleaning woman when she is surprised by the desire to learn how to pray. Matthew, the priest whose rectory she cleans, is stunned and heartbroken by the realization that he no longer knows how to talk to God. When Matthew disappears one day, Theresa feels compelled to track him down, and her search changes both of their lives."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3608.E79 F68 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-29
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3602.A5842 A45 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-28
"Two angry young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know"--P.  of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6037.H23 A8 1981
Publication Date: 1981-04-01
The creator of Equus enters the world of Vienna in the time of Mozart, where the court musician Salieri reconstructs his efforts to destroy his archrival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart--efforts that build to a chilling conclusion.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3610.O669 A55 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-30
Animals Out of Paper, a subtle, elegant, yet bracing examination of the artistic impulse and those in its thrall, which follows a world-famous origamist as she becomes the unwitting mentor to a troubled young prodigy, even as she must deal with her own loss of inspiration.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3525.I5156 A6 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-02
A collection of some of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's most definitive works includes "All My Sons," "Death of a Salesman," "The Crucible," "A View from the Bridge," and five additional plays.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3565.H296 A6 2016
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
"Searing and sensationally funny... As raw in its language and raucous in spirit as it is smart and provocative."--The New York Times "Funny, smutty and enticingly subversive. A toxically satiric portrait of American life."--Washington Post "When I told my mother that a theater was putting on my play Bootycandy, her response was, 'What?! Bootycandy? These white folks are going to let you put on a play called Bootycandy?!? Are they crazy???' And my response was, 'Yes. Yes indeed.'"--Robert O'Hara Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. The journey uncovers characters who are at once fascinating, zany, controversial, and even a bit smutty, painting a portrait of life as a societal outlier. Based on the author's personal experience, Bootycandy is a kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black. This subversive, uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and. BOOTYCANDY! Robert O'Hara is a playwright and director. His play Antebellum received a world premiere production from Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, and earned him a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. He reworked The Wiz for its revival at La Jolla Playhouse. He wrote and directed the world premiere of Insurrection: Holding History (Public Theater, Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play). As a director, he has won an Obie Award and an NAACP Best Director Award and has worked at acclaimed theaters throughout the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3537.I663 B3 1964
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running "barefoot in the park" would be a start...
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3608.E79 B45 2014
Publication Date: 2014-11-11
One of the New York Times's Top Ten Plays of 2011 and 2013."A quietly devastating new play. both heartbreaking and hair-raising. one of the most suspenseful plays in years."-The New York Times"Herzog goes to unexpectedly dark places in Belleville, but so organically and honestly... that you are shocked by the extent of the damage." -Time Out New York"Engrossing.... Just when you think you know where it's headed, Herzog's play takes a sharp turn. Unpredictability is one of the playwright's many, many talents." -Entertainment Weekly"A thrilling ride." -New YorkA young American couple has abandoned a comfortable post-graduate life in the states for Belleville, a bustling, bohemian, multicultural Parisian neighborhood, and their fraught relationship begins to unravel as secrets are revealed in this nail-biting psychological thriller.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3610.O669 B46 2012
Publication Date: 2013-09-12
The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS627.N4 B47 2007
Publication Date: 2007-07-27
From the Publisher: Over its twenty-year history, the Theodore Ward Prize for African American Playwriting has offered a rich reflection of the accomplishments of black playwrights and their importance in shaping contemporary theater. This volume showcases three recent winners of the Theodore Ward Prize: Leslie Lee's Sundown Names and Night-Gone Things tells of the sordid shenanigans of a Depression-era burial society; Mark Clayton Southers's Ma Noah recounts a mother's heartbreaking battle to save her children's souls; and Kim Euell's The Diva Daughters DuPree shares the poignant and achingly funny reunion of three sisters after their parents' deaths. Selected for this volume by the contest facilitator, Chuck Smith, these compelling plays, in their distinctive quality and dynamic subject matter, answer an important demand for African American dramatic work today.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3614.O768 C59 2012
Publication Date: 2012-12-12
Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? The author's excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3545.I345 A6 1997
Publication Date: 1997-05-01
Volume Two of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century. Now available once more here is the author's long out-of-print first collection of one-acts, The Angel that troubled Tthe waters, along with three occasional plays, two of them previously unpublished, and Wilder's full-length play, The Alcestiad, or a Life in the sun.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6113.O7487 D48 2014
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Dominique Morisseau, a rising star of the playwriting world and recipient of the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History takes the audience on a journey to 1967, in the city of Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots. Following an acclaimed run at The Public Theater in association with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and the National Black Theatre, Detroit '67 explores a moment in history that exploded racial tensions and perception in America.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PT8854 .D39 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
This book contains four of Ibsen's most important plays in superb modern translations. With her assertion that she is "first and foremost a human being," rather than a wife, mother or fragile doll, Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Henrik Ibsen's greatest and most famous play, A Doll's House. Ibsen's follow-up, Ghosts, was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets, and sexual double-dealing. These two masterpieces are accompanied here by The Pillars of Society and An Enemy of the People, both exploring the tensions and dark compromises at the heart of society.
Centered squarely on the Negro-white conflict, both Dutchman and The Slave are literally shocking plays, in language, in honst anger. They illuminate as with a flash of lightning a deadly serious problem and they bring an eloquent and exceptionally powerful voice to the American theatre.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3608.U3234 E55 2012
Publication Date: 2012-11-20
"Back home in Philadelphia, Elliot Ortiz, a nineteen-year-old Marine, seriously wounded in Iraq, contemplates his return for a second tour of duty. In this poetic memory play, the Ortiz family recounts three generations of service to their country in wars in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, and the effects their service has had on the individual, the family and the community they live in."--Inside jacket.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3607.U5473 E45 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-16
Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? Emilie defends her life and loves and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history.
"The stunning first installment of a new American Odyssey, set over the course of the Civil War, and penned by Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog). Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return, only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work filled with music, wit and great lyricism, Father Comes Home From the Wars is an epic tale about holding on to who we are and what we love in a country that both brings us together and rips us apart. Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) enjoyed its world premiere production in October-December 2014, Off-Broadway at The Public Theater."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3563.A4345 F38 2004
Publication Date: 2004-07-13
"Having put his personal stamp on the contemporary theater, David Mamet now performs the supremely audacious feat of reinventing the theater of the past. He does so by telling his own ingenious and eerily moving version of the tragedy of Dr. Faustus." "Mamet's Faustus - like Marlowe's and Goethe's before him - is a philosopher whose life's work has been the pursuit of "the secret engine of the world." He is also the distracted father of a small, adoring son. Out of the clash between love and intellect and the fatal operation of Faustus' pride, Mamet fashions a work that is at once caustic and heart-wrenching and whose resplendent language marries metaphysics to conman's patter. A meditation on reason and folly, fathers and sons, and a display of magic both literal and theatrical."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3573.I45677 F4 1986c
Publication Date: 1986-06-01
"Fences in the second major play of a poet turned playright, August Wilson. One of the most compelling storytellers to begin writing for the theater in amny years, he has taken the responsibility of telling the tale of the encounter of the released balck slaves with a vigorous and ruthless growing America decade by decade. Fences encompasses the 1950s and a black family trying o put down roots in the slag slippery hills of a middle American urban industrial city that one might correctly mistake for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." from Indroduction by LLoyd Richards.
"In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three underpaid employees play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. This comedy, by one of the United States' most-produced and highly regarded young playwrights, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in winter of 2013, directed by Sam Gold. The Flick was awarded the coveted 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama."--Publisher information.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3569.H3324 F6 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
"From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3563.A4345 G56 1984
Publication Date: 1984-02-01
This scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3557.I456 G58 2001
Publication Date: 2001-12-07
This work focuses on fifteen-year-old Lisa, the daughter of a prostitute, and Clint, the car thief she runs away with to escape the misery of life with her mother. But the happier times that sullenly childlike Lisa yearns for never materialize, as Clint orders her to procure young runaways for him. No one notices that these teenage girls are missing until an anonymous call to the police reports their murders. Could the caller--and the killer--be Lisa?
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3572.O294 H69 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
"Newly published as a stand-alone edition, Vogel's widely celebrated masterpiece How I Learned to Drive was the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play, and other honors. Known for its dark subject matter, the play examines the effects of child abuse on identity and the discovery of strength through trauma"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3607.U5473 I26 2018
Publication Date: 2018-12-20
Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Instagram and Facebook for company. That is until classmate Anthony bursts in - uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy copy of Walt Whitman's poetry and a school project due the next day... Caroline is unimpressed all around. But an unlikely friendship develops and a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them even further.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3618.U48 I6 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-16
In the Next Room or the vibrator play hovers at the dawn of electricity when enthusiasm for the light bulb gave rise to a handy new instrument to treat female hysteria. Ruhl, with her singular theatrical lyricism, has crafted a masterful new comedy, which went on to become a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee for Best Play.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3573.I45677 J64 1990
Publication Date: 1990
Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences is an installment in the author's series chronicling black life in each decade of this century. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.
"The week after Thanksgiving. A bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3551.U28 L67 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
"An engrossing new drama from the author of Proof, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award The lakeside rental cabin Veronica has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children were planning. Exhausted from her life as a New York City nurse and by her troubled marriage, Veronica finds herself on vacation without any adult company except for Hogan, the disheveled property owner, who becomes more unreliable by the day. Hogan has problems of his own, problems that Veronica finds herself inevitably--and irrevocably--pulled into. David Auburn's Lost Lake is a tense, carefully wrought drama about the surprising, complicated friendship formed by two very different people with no one else to turn to"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6123.A78 M7 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-21
Anne Washburn's plays blend naturalistic human presence with formal thought experiments that drive at the question of what storytelling means to human survival. Via high-and-low storytelling, Washburn writes about contemporary and near-future culture, calling on Homer, Euripides, the Prophet Jeremiah, the world of fantasy games and The Simpsons"--Cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3560.A2583 O28 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-06
"Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton's handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful octoroon. But the evil overseer M'Closky has other plans -- for both Terrebonne and Zoe. In 1859, a famous Irishman wrote this play about slavery in America. Now an American tries to write his own."--From the publisher.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3563.A4345 O4 1993
Publication Date: 1993-05-04
In David Mamet's latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.
"Act One: 'Roots in a Parched Ground.' When his father dies and his mother and sister move to Houston, Horace Robedaux is left behind in Harrison, Texas with his feuding relatives, the Robedauxs and the Thorntons. Act Two: 'Convicts.' Horace takes a job on Soll Gautier's plantation in order to earn money to buy a tombstone for his father's grave and while there witnesses the harsh treatment of Gautier's convict laborers. Act Three: 'Lily Dale.' Horace makes a rare visit to Houston to see his mother, Corella, and sister, Lily Dale. As Horace's presence stirs up difficult memories for his mother and sister, Corella strives to maintain harmony between her children and their stepfather, Pete Davenport."--Page 4 of cover.
"Act One: 'The widow Claire.' On the night before he leaves Harrison for business school in Houston, Horace calls on the widow Claire Ratliff. Over the course of the evening he becomes further entangled in the lives of Claire and her young children as she makes a decision that will decide their futures. Act Two: 'Courtship.' Elizabeth Vaughn has been seeing Horace Robedaux against the wishes of her parents and now must make a choice between Horace and her family. Act Three: 'Valentine's Day.' While Horace and Elizabeth plan for their future and reconcile with her family, the once-stable lives of the previous generation seem to be falling apart."--Page 4 of cover.
"Act One: '1918.' The 1918 Flu Epidemic strikes Harrison, and the Robedaux family is hit particularly hard. Act Two: 'Cousins.' Horace is called to Corella's bedside in Houston when she faces another operation. Meanwhile, as everyone attempts to sort through their complex family trees, the past haunts his cousins Minnie Curtis and Lewis Higgins. Act Three: 'The death of Papa.' The death of Elizabeth's father sends the Vaughn and Robedaux households into a tailspin while Horace struggles through the turbulent economy to keep his store open and support his family."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3573.I45677 P54 1990
Publication Date: 1990-12-01
August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned his most haunting and dramatic work yet. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson," reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PG3456.A19 S36 1998
Publication Date: 1998-04-08
These critically hailed translations of The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and the other Chekhov plays are the only ones in English by a Russian-language scholar who is also a veteran Chekhovian actor. Without compromising the spirit of the text, Paul Schmidt accurately translates Chekhov's entire theatrical canon, rescuing the humor "lost" in most academic translations while respecting the historical context and original social climate. Schmidt's translations of Chekhov have been successfully staged all over the U.S. by such theatrical directors as Lee Strasberg, Elizabeth Swados, Peter Sellars and Robert Wilson. Critics have hailed these translations as making Chekhov fully accessible to American audiences. They are also accurate -- Schmidt has been described as "the gold standard in Russian-English translation" by Michael Holquist of the Russian department at Yale University.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6112.E8926 P53 2015
Publication Date: 2015-02-13
"After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery. They are delighted that neither casting issues nor technical hitches currently stand in their way. However, disaster ensues and the cast start to crack under the pressure, but can they get the production back on track before the final curtain falls?"--Page  of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3551.U28 P7 2001
Publication Date: 2001-03-05
One of the most acclaimed plays of the 1999-2000 season, Proof is a work that explores the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of science. It focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable to function without her help. His death has brought into her midst both her sister, Claire, who wants to take Catherine back to New York with her, and Hal, a former student of Catherine's father who hopes to find some hint of Robert's genius among his incoherent scribblings. The passion that Hal feels for math both moves and angers Catherine, who, in her exhaustion, is torn between missing her father and resenting the great sacrifices she made for him. For Catherine has inherited at least a part of her father's brilliance -- and perhaps some of his instability as well. As she and Hal become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, considering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust. - Publisher's note
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3573.I45677 R33 2007
Publication Date: 2008-06-01
The last of August Wilson's ten-play chronicle of the African-American experience, in which Aunt Ester's former home in Pittsburgh is slated for demolition in 1990 to make way for a real estate venture designed to revitalize the area, and Harmond Wilks makes a run for mayor.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3612.A28 R433 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
"After five years in New York City, Steph and Greg return to their hometown for the 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with Kent and Carly, the friends they left behind. Old secrets and new lies become increasingly difficult to hide as the evening (and the drinking) goes on."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3573.I45677 S48 1997
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
It is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son. And there's the sound of the blues, played and sung by young men and women with little more than a guitar in their hands and a dream in their hearts. August Wilson's Seven Guitars is the sixth chapter in his continuing theatrical saga that explores the hope, heartbreak, and heritage of the African-American experience in the twentieth century. The story follows a small group of friends who gather following the untimely death of Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton, a local blues guitarist on the edge of stardom. Together, they reminisce about his short life and discover the unspoken passions and undying spirit that live within each of them.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR2981 .P35 2020
Publication Date: 2019-12-02
"With summaries, discussions, and excerpts from primary source documents, this book examines Shakespeare's world through careful consideration of the historical background of four of his comedies"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN2080 .T56 2005
Publication Date: 2004-10-22
"In theatre, context is everything. So what do you do when there is no context? Spare Scenes contains 60 open, circumstance-free scenes that promote growth in craft by forcing you to create context by determining character, relationship, and action." "Each brief scene places you into a two-person scenario where something is at stake, but where the dialogue offers no specific clues about the clash, forcing you to make choices that demonstrate the who, what, why, where, when, and how. But these skeletal scenes aren't just for actors - directors can use them to develop their skills in creating relationships, conflict, tone, and other theatrical dynamics." -- Back cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3569.O6536 S7 2000
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
"After Callie and Sara meet, their fast friendship leads to an unexpected attraction. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate."--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PT9811.A3 C37 1983
Publication Date: 1983-01-01
Strindberg's most important and most frequently performed plays--"The Father," "Miss Julie," A Dream Play," "The Dance of Death," and "The Ghost Sonata"--Are gathered together here in translations praised for their fluency and their elegance.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6052.O48 S9 1974
Publication Date: 1974
In this version of the old melodrama, Todd has some grounds for his nefarious activities: his wife was abducted and raped by the Judge and his daughter abandoned, while he himself was deported on a false charge. He returns to avenge his family, accompanied by a sea captain, Anthony, whose life he has saved. Anthony falls in love with a young girl, the Judge's ward, who turns out to be Todd's daughter. Todd, meanwhile, sets up with Mrs. Lovett, the pie maker, and provides her with fillings for her pies. He proceeds with his vengeful plans but the outcome is bitterly ironic.--From publisher description.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3545.I5365 A19 1971
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
The Theatre of Tennessee Williams presents, in matching format, the plays of one of America's most consistently influential and innovative dramatists. The first five volumes of this ongoing series contain Williams' full-length plays through 1975 and, in addition to the texts themselves, include original cast listings and production notes. Volumes VI and VII contain Williams' collected shorter plays.
Now available as a paperbook, Volume VIII adds to the series' four full-length plays written and produced during the last decade of Williams' life.
The text used for each play was corrected and revised by the playwright in preparation for publication, or, in the case of the posthumously published Red Devil Battery Sign, makes use of his last known revision.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6029.C33 T37 1998
Publication Date: 2000-10-20
In these three early plays -- generally considered his greatest work -- Sean O'Casey mirrors the lives of the Dublin poor of the early twentieth century, from the tenement dwellers in The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock to the bricklayer, street vendor, and charwoman in The Plough and the Stars. He conveys the tiny details that create a total character as well as the terrors, large and small, that the constant threat of political violence inevitably brings. As Seamus Heaney has written, "O'Casey's characters are both down to earth and larger than life ... his democratic genius was at one with his tragic understanding".
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3566.A736 T66 2014
Publication Date: 2001-06-01
A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, names given to them as a joke by their father. Haunted by the past and their obsession with the street con game, three-card monte, the brothers come to learn the true nature of their history.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PR6039.H52 U6 2013
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
"Under Milk Wood is the masterpiece "radio play for voices" Dylan Thomas finished just before his death in 1953. First commissioned by the BBC and broadcast in 1954, it has been performed and celebrated by Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Elton John, Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, and many others. In Under Milk Wood, Thomas gave fullest expression to his sense of the magnificent flavor and variety of life. A moving and hilarious account of a spring day in a small Welsh town, the play begins with dreams and ghosts before dawn and closes "as the rain of dusk brings on the bawdy night." This new edition contains the definitive version of the play, edited by the noted Dylan Thomas scholars Walford Davies and Ralph Maud, with an in-depth introduction by Davies as well as extensive and helpful textual and explanatory notes"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3608.U3234 W38 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-25
Back cover: "Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts forge an unbreakable bond of support and love. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. 'Water by the spoonful' is a heartfelt and poetic meditation on lives on the brink of redemption and self-discovery during a time of heightened uncertainty. This cycle of three plays began with 'Elliot, a soldier's fugue', a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and will conclude with 'The happiest song plays last', to be produced by the Goodman Theatre in 2013."
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3620.H86 W54 2008
Publication Date: 2008-12-08
"Small-town America, class distinctions, sexual politics, and love. This play explores the fact that sometimes in order to leave your home you have to destroy it. Lilly is a scholarship student from a very rural town. After her first year at college, she comes home to her cousin Tony, who functions as her combination father, brother, and best friend. In an attempt to bring her new world and her old world together, Lilly breaks apart everything around her." --Cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3612.O66 W55 2011
Publication Date: 2009-11-01
It is April, 1865. The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Into the chaos of war-torn Richmond comes Caleb DeLeon, a young Confederate officer who has been severely wounded. He finds his family's home in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John, who wait in the empty house for the family's return. As the three men wait for signs of life to return to the city, they wrestle with their shared past, the bitter irony of Jewish slave-owning and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves. The sun sets on the last night of Passover and Simon - having adopted the religion of his masters - prepares a humble Seder to observe the ancient celebration of the freeing of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt, noting with particular satisfaction the parallels to their current situation. But the pain of their enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition, and deep-buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever as the play comes to its shocking climax.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PS3604.A935 W58 2011
Publication Date: 2012-06-12
Set in late 1517, this comedy centers on a fictitious meeting between university colleagues Dr. Faustus and Martin Luther, and their student Hamlet, not only struggling with his beliefs, but also with his tennis game.