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The best American short plays 2000-2001
Glubke, Mark.
Publication Information:
New York : Applause, [2002]

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xv, 296 pages : 23 cm.
Poodle with guitar and dark glasses / Liz Duffy Adams -- I will go... I will go... / Glen Berger -- The siren song of Stephen Jay ould / Benjamin Bettenender -- West of tupid / Cusi Cram -- The summer sublet / Laurence Klavan -- World without memory / Seth Kramer -- The pain of pink evenings / Rosemary Moore -- What he sent (photos from Brooklyn) / Julie Marie Myatt -- Train story / Adam Rapp -- Walkin' backward / Brian Silberman -- Al takes a bride / Gary Sunshine -- Relative strangers / Sheri Wilner.
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PN6111.B47 A4 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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(Best American Short Plays). For over 60 years, The Best American Short Plays series has set the standard for excellence in one-act plays. In this latest edition, we are pleased to present a group of fresh-voiced, cutting-edge plays for the new millenium. Among the twelve plays included are Sheri Wilner's poignant Relative Strangers, which chronicles a young woman's yearning for the mother she never knew; Gary Sunshine's lyrical Al Takes a Bride, in which two young southern women fantasize about marrying each other; Rosemary Moore's The Pain of Pink Evenings, which charts the emotional terrain of a grieving young widow; Brian Silberman's Walkin' Backwards, in which an outcast teenage boy runs away from home on the day of his mother's funeral; and Laurence Klavan's darkly humorous The Summer Sublet, which probes an unexpected affair between a young man and his landlord. From 19th century Memphis to present-day Washington DC, from sexual politics to coming of age, the plays in this volume are sure to inspire, challenge and entertain.

Author Notes

Mark Glubke is a publisher and playwright. As President of Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Mr. Glubke acquired works by Horton Foote and Terrence McNally, among many others. He was also the acquiring editor at Bookspan's Stage and Screen Book Club, where he published works by Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Horton Foote, Craig Lucas, and Christopher Durang. Mr. Glubke currently lives and works in New York City.

Table of Contents

Liz Duffy AdamsGlen BergerBenjamin BettenbenderCusi CramLaurence KlavanSeth KramerRosemary MooreJulie Marie MyattAdam RappBrian SilbermanGary SunshineSheri Wilner
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Poodle with Guitar and Dark Glassesp. 1
I Will Go... I Will Go...p. 31
The Siren Song of Stephen Jay Gouldp. 49
West of Stupidp. 83
The Summer Subletp. 95
World Without Memoryp. 121
The Pain of Pink Eveningsp. 149
What He Sent (Photos from Brooklyn)p. 159
Train Storyp. 173
Walkin' Backwardp. 187
Al Takes a Bridep. 233
Relative Strangersp. 269