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Women playwrights : the best plays of 1998
Smith, Marisa.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, [2000]

Physical Description:
viii, 318 pages ; 22 cm.
Ornamental hermit / Jodie's body / Refuge / Water children / True confessions of a go-go girl / Marguerite Bonet / Give me shelter / Hurricane
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PS628.W6 W668 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The seventh volume of the best-selling series. The plays are: The Ornamental Hermit by Jocelyn A. Beard, Jodie's Body by Aviva Jane Carlin, Refuge by Jessica Goldberg, The Water Children by Wendy Mcleod, Confessions of a Go Go Girl by Jill Morley, Marguerite Bonet by Val Smith, Give Me Shelter by Wendy Weiner, and Hurricane by Erin Cressida Wilson.

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Booklist Review

Nowadays, American theater, at least, is no longer an old-boys monopoly. Women are in positions of power at major companies, and many of the brightest, most interesting directors are women. Similarly, there are many talented, vibrant female playwrights. None represented in this collection are household names yet, but many deserve to be. Wendy MacLeod, whose dark comedy The House of Yes was made into a movie starring Parker Posey, and who weighs in here with a graceful, evenhanded, surprisingly funny meditation on the abortion debate, The Water Children, should be better known. Also Jill Morley, who has achieved some notoriety in the fringe-theater world with her semi-autobiographical True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl, an intelligent, clear-eyed work in which Morley, forced into the skin trade to pay her bills, dissects the world of strip clubs and go-go dancing. Also in the anthology are plays by rising but still mostly unknown stars such as Val Smith, Aviva Jane Carlin, and Erin Cressida Wilson. --Jack Helbig

Library Journal Review

Welcome to Gigs 101. Black"pianist, educator, and seasoned gigger"has written the textbook. Most vocational guides available are of the So You Want To Be a Rock Star variety or focus on the ins and outs of making a record. This reference manual, however, covers the basics of practicing, establishing and maintaining contacts, arranging payment, auditions, programming, accompanying, goal setting, and other odds and ends. Addressed to amateurs, up-and-coming musicians, and working musicians alike, the information is accurate and authoritative, but the overall presentation is somewhat contrived. While illustrations can make all the difference in getting a point across, the cartoons here are excessive and distract from the professional focus of the book. With additional editing of the cartoons, this book would be a good addition to academic music business collections. As is, it is recommended for public libraries."Janet Brewer, Murray State Univ., KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.