The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000 - 2016


Author: N.A
Publisher: The San Francisco Mime Troupe
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1469
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The never silent, hilariously thought-provoking,Tony and OBIE award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, in celebration of our 60 years of revolutionary theatre has put together an anthology of our scripts from 2000 - 2016. From the War on Terror to the War on Drugs, from genetically modified foods to financially modified democracy, from corporate personhood to Occupy to Trump - the Troupe has dealt with the issues of the day with our particular brand of outrageous, hard-hitting political musical comedies, tragedies, farces, and melodramas. Speaking truth to power, giving voice to the voiceless, comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable, this collection of scripts is being provided - including introductions to the plays, photos, fan quotes, and artists biographies - at price every fan, supporter, student, historian, and comrade of the Troupe can afford… FREE!

The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader


Author: Susan Vaneta Mason
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472120174
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 289
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The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader is a long-overdue collection of some of the finest political satires created and produced by the Tony Award-winning company during the last forty years. It is also a history of the company that was the theater of the counterculture movement in the 1960s and that, against all odds, has managed to survive the often hostile economic climate for the arts in the United States. The plays selected are diverse, representing some of the Troupe's finest shows, and the book's illustrations capture some of the Troupe's most memorable moments. These hilarious, edgy, and imaginative scripts are accompanied by insightful commentary by theater historian and critic Susan Vaneta Mason, who has been following the Troupe for more than three decades. The Mime Troupe Reader will engage and entertain a wide range of audiences, not only general readers but also those interested in the history of American social protest, the counterculture of the 1960s-particularly the San Francisco scene-and the evolution of contemporary political theater. It will also appeal to the legions of Troupe fans who return every year to see them stand up against another social or corporate Goliath.

This Is How It Goes

A Play
Author: Neil LaBute
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429998318
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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Belinda and Cody Phipps appear a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts, children, luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is black--"rich, black, and different," in the words of Belinda, who finds herself attracted to a former (white) classmate. As the battle for her affections is waged, Belinda and Cody frankly doubt the foundation of their initial attraction, opening the door wide to a swath of bigotry and betrayal. Staged on continually shifting moral ground that challenges our received notions about gender, ethnicity, and even love itself, This Is How It Goes unblinkingly explores the myriad ways in which the wild card of race is played by both black and white in America.

The Old Settler


Author: John Henry Redwood
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822216421
Category: Drama
Page: 67
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THE STORY: In World War II Harlem, New York, a fifty-five-year-old spinster (or as they were called in those days--an Old Settler), Elizabeth Borny, takes in a young male roomer, Husband Witherspoon, to help her with the rent. Husband has come to Ha

The Duchess of Malfi


Author: John Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: 152
View: 1928

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"The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side of the court life of the Italian Renaissance; and its picture of the fierce quest of pleasure, the recklessness of crime, and the worldliness of the great princes of the Church finds only too ready corroboration in the annals of the time ...

Bootycandy


Author: Robert O'Hara
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780573703980
Category: Drama
Page: 95
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Robert O'Hara's semi-biographical subversive comedy exploded onto the New York theatre-scene with a critically lauded production at Playwrights Horizons. "Bootycandy" tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O'Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black. Robert O'Hara's uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and... BOOTYCANDY.

The Indian Wants the Bronx


Author: Israel Horovitz
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822205685
Category: Drama
Page: 39
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The Washington Theatre Club, Inc. presents "The Indian Wants the Bronx," by Israel Horovitz, directed by Herb Sufrin, with members of the professional resident company Ralph Cosham, Robert Darnell, John Hillerman, Fredric Lee, Jane Singer, Bob Spencer, and Ralph Strait, settings by Susan Tuohy, costumes by James Parker, lighting designs by George Spaulding, production stage manager Robert H. Leonard.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465458891
Category: Travel
Page: 632
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California will lead you straight to the best attractions this state has to offer. Discover all the major cities and sights, from Los Angeles, Southern California, and the national parks to San Francisco and the Bay Area to wine country, the north, and more. Experience the culture, history, architecture, wildlife, beaches, and scenic walks and drives. Whether you're exploring historic towns and museums or making the most of the nightlife, this in-depth guidebook provides the insider travel tips you need. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the cities and towns. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California truly shows you this state as no one else can.

Improbable Scholars

The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools
Author: David L. Kirp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199391092
Category: Education
Page: 272
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"Reveals a sensible way to rebuild public education and close the achievement gap for all students. Indeed, this is already happening in a most unlikely place: Union City, New Jersey, a poor, crowded Latino community just across the Hudson from Manhattan. Kirp explores the game-changing reasons behind Union City's successful schools, including quality early education, a word-soaked curriculum, and hands-on help for teachers. Improbable scholars offers a playbook for reform that will dramatically change our approach to reviving public education"--

Artistic Citizenship

Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis
Author: David Elliott,Marissa Silverman,Wayne Bowman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019063281X
Category: Art
Page: 560
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This first-of-its-kind compendium unites perspectives from artists, scholars, arts educators, policymakers, and activists to investigate the complex system of values surrounding artistic-educational endeavors. Addressing a range of artistic domains-including music, dance, theater, visual arts, film, and poetry-contributors explore and critique the conventions that govern our interactions with these practices. Artistic Citizenship focuses on the social responsibilities and functions of amateur and professional artists and examines ethical issues that are conventionally dismissed in discourses on these topics. The questions this book addresses include: How does the concept of citizenship relate to the arts? What sociocultural, political, environmental, and gendered "goods" can artistic engagements create for people worldwide? Do particular artistic endeavors have distinctive potentials for nurturing artistic citizenship? What are the most effective strategies in the arts to institute change and/or resist local, national, and world problems? What obligations do artists and consumers of art have to facilitate relationships between the arts and citizenship? How can artistic activities contribute to the eradication of adverse 'ism's? A substantial accompanying website features video clips of "artivism" in action, videotaped interviews with scholars and practitioners working in a variety of spaces and places, a blog, and supplementary resources about existing and emerging initiatives. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, Artistic Citizenship is an essential text for artists, scholars, policymakers, educators, and students.

Waiting for Lefty


Author: Clifford Odets
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212157
Category: Drama
Page: 32
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Uncle Tom's Cabin on the American Stage and Screen


Author: John W. Frick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137566450
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 308
View: 1133

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No play in the history of the American Stage has been as ubiquitous and as widely viewed as Uncle Tom's Cabin . This book traces the major dramatizations of Stowe's classic from its inception in 1852 through modern versions on film. Frick introduce the reader to the artists who created the plays and productions that created theatre history.

Sleeping Where I Fall

A Chronicle
Author: Peter Coyote
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 1619026244
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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In his energetic, funny, and intelligent memoir, Peter Coyote relives his fifteen-year ride through the heart of the counterculture—a journey that took him from the quiet rooms of privilege as the son of an East Coast stockbroker to the riotous life of political street theater and the self-imposed poverty of the West Coast communal movement known as The Diggers. With this innovative collective of artist-anarchists who had assumed as their task nothing less than the re-creation of the nation’s political and social soul, Coyote and his companions soon became power players. In prose both graphic and unsentimental, Coyote reveals the corrosive side of love that was once called “free”; the anxieties and occasional terrors of late-night, drug-fueled visits of biker gangs looking to party; and his own quest for the next high. His road through revolution brought him to adulthood and to his major role as a political strategist: from radical communard to the chairman of the California Arts Council, from a street theater apprentice to a motion-picture star.

Stories Make the World

Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary
Author: Stephen Most
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785335758
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
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Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

Gruesome Playground Injuries


Author: Rajiv Joseph
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822225294
Category: Drama
Page: 40
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THE STORY: Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

Theatre of the Oppressed


Author: Augusto Boal
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367784
Category: Drama
Page: 208
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The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.

All Aunt Hagar's Children

Stories
Author: Edward P. Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061857140
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than ever Returning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar's Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them further north, people who in Jones's masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them. In the title story, in which Jones employs the first-person rhythms of a classic detective story, a Korean War veteran investigates the death of a family friend whose sorry destiny seems inextricable from his mother's own violent Southern childhood. In "In the Blink of God's Eye" and "Tapestry" newly married couples leave behind the familiarity of rural life to pursue lives of urban promise only to be challenged and disappointed. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw away and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come.