Good People - David Lindsay-Abaire

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Margie needs a job, and fast, if she’s going to pay the rent on her Southie apartment and not end up like that classmate of hers who became homeless and froze to death last week. Mike, her old flame, he got out of the neighborhood and is running his private medical practice in a swanky part of town, real lace-curtain. Margie pays him a “surprise” visit and oil meets water. As the two congenially contend with each other, questions of class, values, ethics, and personal destiny bubble up in this enriching drama. Like his confrontation of grief in Rabbit Hole, Lindsay-Abaire takes an honest, uncomfortable, and hilarious look at class consciousness and what our self-respect is tied up in.

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ISBN: 9781559363938
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - June 21st, 2011

Playwriting - Fraser Grace & Clare Bayley

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Fraser Grace and Clare Bayley’s Playwriting: A Writers’ and Artists’ Companion is the best companion for anyone who writes or aspires to write for the stage. These two gifted playwrights divide their essential tome into three parts. First they introduce playwriting and stagecraft with a concise history of theatre from the Greeks to the present. Next, they offer advice and reflections from top-notch playwrights including Tom Stoppard, Howard Brenton, and Tanika Gupta. Finally, they provide tips and analyze the writing process. This is an essential stage textbook, and that’s not a bad thing!
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ISBN: 9781472529329
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - November 19th, 2015

Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, But More with Love - Jillian Keenan

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Despite the progression of sexual politics over the past few decades, there’s still a heady stigma surrounding kink and/or fetish. Jillian Keenan, a Shakespeare fanatic who happens to inhabit that particular identity, is still working through that stigma both externally and within. Sex with Shakespeare is the story of that journey, as she uses the Bard’s work to interrogate her sadomasochism while also putting a fresh lens on some of fiction’s most iconic characters. Equal parts compelling memoir, Shakespeare analysis, and treatise on kink, Sex with Shakespeare isn’t only the most surprising book of 2016, it’s also my favorite.

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ISBN: 9780062378729
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 4th, 2017