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DUO!Add to Cart
By: Bob Shuman, Joyce E. Henry, Rebecca Dunn JaroffAdd to Wish List
DUO!
Book: $19.99
Type: Books and Resource
Genres: Forensics, Speech and Debate, Scenes & Monologues, Acting
Title Includes: Adult Language, Mature Theme
Synopsis  |  Table of Contents
CONTENTS
 
Editor's Note  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xv
 
SCENES FOR A MAN AND A WOMAN
 
THE ALTRUISTS by Nicky Silver (Comic/34/29)  . . . . . . . . . . .3
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts (Serious/49/46)  . . . . . . .6
THE AUTOMATA PIETA by Constance Congdon (Seriocomic/Navajo/20s/Teens) 9
"BENCH SEAT" from AUTOBAHN by Neil LaBute (Seriocomic/20s/20s) . .12
BLACK THANG by Ato Essandoh (Comic/Black/30's) . . . . . . . . . .15
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE by Sarah Ruhl (Comic/Late 20's)  . . . . . .18
DEVELOPING IN A DARK ROOM by Joseph Catalfano (Serious/Late 30s/Mid 30s)21
ECSTATIC STATES by Juliana Francis Kelly (Seriocomic/30's-60's)  .25
ELEPHANT by Margie Stokley (Comic/20s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FOGUE by Quiara Alegria Hudes (Serious/20s/50s) 30
ERRATICA by Reina Hardy (Comic/40s)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
EXPECTING ISABEL by Lisa Loomer (Seriocomic/40/30s)  . . . . . . .37
FORCE CONTINUUM by Kia Corthron (Seriocomic/Black 20s/Black 30s) .40
FREEDOM HIGH by Adam Kraar (Serious/Black 26/White 21) . . . . . .44
GAP by Carol S. Lashof (Serious/Black 16/white 30s-40s)  . . . . .48
GEORGE & MARTHA by Karen Finley (Seriocomic/Younger/Older) . . . .52
THE GRAND DESIGN by Susan Miller (Serocomic/Late 30s/50s-60s)  . .55
GROUNDWORK OF THE METAPHYSIC OF MORALS by Young Jean Lee (Comic Mid-Late 20s) 59
HENRY by Claudia Barnett (Comic/20s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF MOST THINGS by Albert Innaurato (Comic/18/18)67
THE LAST FREAK SHOW by Philip Zwerling (Comic/Mid 30s/20s) . . . .73
LEFT by Laura Henry (Seriocomic/Late 20s)  . . . . . . . . . . . .78
LET IT GO by Crystal Field (Seriocomic/19/19)  . . . . . . . . . .81
MAGGIE MAY by Tom O'Brien (Comic/Late 20s) . . . . . . . . . . . .85
MARE'S NEST by Joseph Goodrich (Seriocomic 40-60/Early 20s)  . . .89
THE MERCY SEAT by Neil LaBute (Serious/30s/40s)  . . . . . . . . .95
MR. LUCKY'S by Stephen Fife (Comic/20s)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
ORSON'S SHADOW by Austin Pendleton (Comic/53/47) . . . . . . . . .103
OUR LADY OF 121st STREET by Stephen Adly Guirgis (Seriocomic/Mid-Late 30s)... 112
PARADISE by Glyn O'Malley (Serious/Late 20s/17)  . . . . . . . . .115
PARADISE PARK by Charles Mee (Seriocomic/Black, 20s/White, 20s)  .118
PERSEPHONE UNDERGROUND by Carol S. Lashof (Comic/20s/16-20)  . . .124
PROPHECY by Karen Malpede (Seriocomic/60s/Palestinian and Lebanese, 24) 128
REBEL MOON by Brian Granger (Comic/20/18)  . . . . . . . . . . . .135
RED LIGHT WINTER by Adam Rapp (Seriocomic/30/25) . . . . . . . . .138
SCENES FROM AN UNFINISHED LIFE by Leigh Kennicott (Serious/Early 30s/28)141
SCRIPTED by Mark Harvey Levine (Comic/25-40) . . . . . . . . . . .144
SHYNESS IS NICE by Marc Spitz (Seriocomic/30s) . . . . . . . . . .148
SOME GIRL(S) by Neil LaBute (Seriocomic/33/30s)  . . . . . . . . .154
SOME GIRL(S) by Neil LaBute (Seriocomic/33/30s-40s)  . . . . . . .158
SOUND by Robert Patrick (Comic/30-ish) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
SOUVENIR by Stephen Temperly (Seriocomic/29/Middle-Aged) . . . . .165
SOUVENIR by Stephen Temperly (Seriocomic/40s/Middle-Aged)  . . . .170
STUFF HAPPENS by David Hare (Serious/50s/40s)  . . . . . . . . . .175
THEY'RE JUST LIKE US by Boo Killebrew (Comic/Late 20s-Early 30s) .177
V-E DAY by Faye Sholiton (Comic/18/20s)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
WAITING by Lisa Soland (Comic/Early 40s/30s) . . . . . . . . . . .184
WATER MUSIC by Tina Howe (Seriocomic/Early 30s/20s)  . . . . . . .189
WOMAN KILLER by Chiori Miyagawa (Serious/Mid-20s/17) . . . . . . .193
WTC VIEW by Brian Sloan (Serious/33/33)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
 
SCENES FOR TWO WOMEN
AGE OF AROUSAL by Linda Griffiths (Seriocomic/35/29) . . . . . . .201
ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL by Faye Sholiton (Seriocomic/Black, 30s/White, 30s)... 204
AMERICAN TET by Lydia Stryk (Seriocomic/Mid-20s/Mid-50s) . . . . .208
AMSTEL IN TEL AVIV by Allyson Currin (Comic/18/18) . . . . . . . .212
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE by Sarah Ruhl (Comic/Late 20s/20s-30s) . . .216
DEDICATION OR THE STUFF OF DREAMS by Terrence McNally (Comic/40s/20s) 220
THE DIRECTOR by Barbara Cassidy (Seriocomic/28/32) . . . . . . . .223
DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley (Seriocomic/20s/50s-60s) . . . . . .228
THE ELEKTRA FUGUES by Ruth Margraff (Seriocomic/20s) . . . . . . .230
EYES OF THE HEART by Catherine Filloux (Serious/Asian, 18/Asian, 50)233
FOREIGN BODIES by Susan Yankowitz (Seriocomic/White, 16/Black, Late Teens)... 235
GRIEVING FOR GENEVIEVE by Kathleen Warnock (Seriocomic/Early to Mid-30s/40ish)239
HOTEL SPLENDID by Lavonne Mueller (Serious/Asian, 18/Asian, 17)  .242
INFINITE SPACE by Rob Handel (Serious/17/40) . . . . . . . . . . .248
THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW by Rolin Jones
(Serious/Asian-American, 22/Late 40s-Early 50s)  . . . . . . . . .252
INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage (Seriocomic/35/50)  . . . . . . .257
KISS AND CRY by Tom Rowan (Serious/25/35)  . . . . . . . . . . . .260
THE LANGUAGE OF KISSES by Edmund De Santis
(Serious/Late 40s-Early 50s/Early 20s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
MEASURE FOR PLEASURE: A RESTORATION ROMP by David Grimm (Comic/50s/25)267
MISS WITHERSPOON by Christopher Durang (Comic/40s-50s/Any 2) . . .269
NIGHT TRAIN TO BOLINA by Nilo Cruz
(Seriocomic/Hispanic, Early Teens/Hispanic, Early Teens) . . . . .272
RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire (Serious/Mid-60s/Late 30s) . .276
SCENES FROM AN UNFINISHED LIFE by leigh Kennicott (Serious/Teens) 279
SECOND by Neal Utterback (Serious/30s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
STILL LIFE WITH PARROT AND MONKEY by Paula Cizmar (Comic/20s/40) .286
THIRD by Wendy Wasserstein (Seriocomic/20/50s) . . . . . . . . . .290
V-E DAY by Faye Sholiton (Comic/18/22) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
WRINKLES by Rebecca Basham (Seriocomic/35/57)  . . . . . . . . . .297
YOGA WARRIOR by Katherine Burkman, Susie Gerald, Ann C. Hall,
Deborah Burkman, and Richard Esquinas (Serious/30s)  . . . . . . .302
 
SCENES FOR TWO MEN
APPARITION by Anne Washburn (Seriocomic/Older/Younger) . . . . . .307
AUNTIE MAYHEM by David Pumo (Seriocomic/Latino, 30s/Black or Latino, 16)312
THE BATTLE OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS by Stephen fife (Serious/28/25) .319
BETRAYED by George packer (Serious/Iraqi, 20s/20s) . . . . . . . .324
B'SHALOM by Meron Langsner (Serious/Early 20s/Mid-20s) . . . . . .329
BURNING THE OLD MAN by Kelly McAllister (Comic/Late 20s/Early 30s)334
CAVEMAN by Richard Maxwell (Seriocomic/Around 40)  . . . . . . . .337
CORPS VALUES by Brendon Bates (Serious/24/60s) . . . . . . . . . .343
DEWEY BOY AND WOOKIE by Dwight Watson (Seriocomic/30s-40s/20s) . .347
END ZONE by Bob Shuman (Seriocomic/Late 30s/Late 40s)  . . . . . .353
"FLOATING HOME" from AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF EXILE by Adrian Rodriguez
(Serious/Cuban, 30s/Cuban, 60s)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
A FREE COUNTRY by Stephen Most (Serious/White, Late 40s-Early 50s/Black, 30). 362
GOD'S EAR by Jenny Schwartz (Seriocomic/30s) . . . . . . . . . . .367
HOUSE, DIVIDED by Larry Loebell (Serious/21/19)  . . . . . . . . .375
I JUST WANNA GET TO PHOENIX by John Lane (Comic/Mid-30s) . . . . .378
INDIAN BLOOD by A.R. Gurney (Seriocomic/16)  . . . . . . . . . . .383
IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET by Carol Mullen (Seriocomic/30s)  . .386
MEASURE FOR PLEASURE: A RESTORATION ROMP by David Grimm (Comic/60/30) 390
OPUS by Michael Hollinger (Seriocomic/Late 30s)  . . . . . . . . .394
ORSON'S SHADOW by Austin Pendleton (Comic/45/37) . . . . . . . . .398
OUR LADY OF 121st STREET by Stephen Adly Guirgis (Comic/Black, 37/White, 37). 404
THE OVERWHELMING by J.T. Rogers (Seriocomic/White, 17/Black, 20) .407
THE PARIS LETTER by Jon Robin Baitz (Comic/21/Late 20s)  . . . . .411
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF ESKIMOS by Ken Urban (Seriocomic/20s/Late 20s)415
REASONS TO BE PRETTY by Neil LaBute (Comic/Mid 20s/Late 20s) . . .417
REDEMPTION by Murray Schisgal (Comic/30s/60s)  . . . . . . . . . .422
TAKE ME OUT by Richard Greenberg (Seriocomic/Late 20s/20s-30s) . .431
TAKE ME OUT by Richard Greenberg (Seriocomic/Late 20s/Early 30s) .435
TIME OUT by Erik Sherman (Serious/20s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE by Deborah Brevoort (Serious/40s/50s) . . .446
THE WRITING ON THE WALL by Ed Napier (Seriocomic/30s/40) . . . . .453
YOU ARE HERE by Christina Anderson (Seriocomic/Black, 26/Black 30s) 458
 
ONE ACTS FOR TWO
INTERREGNUM by William M. Hoffman
(Serious/One Male, Mid 40s/One Female, Mid 30s-Early 40s)  . . . .467
THE OTHER WOMAN by David Ives (Serious/One Male, 40s/One Female, Late 30s)... 478
 
Play Sources and Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Details:
Paperback
Published: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55783-702-8
503 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches
Mild Adult Language, Mature Theme
 

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