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Shorter, Faster, Funnier: Comic Plays and Monologues

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This cornucopia of comedy showcases works by major playwrights and emerging young writers, with casts of all sizes and diverse and challenging roles for actors of every age and type. You’ll discover such colorful characters as a businessman free-falling from a plane, an embittered sword swallower, a punkish girl skateboarder, and retirees in post-apocalyptic Siberia, along ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Vintage (first published January 1st 2011)
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I enjoyed reading through this collection of one act plays and monologues. As with anything of the kind, the results are hit and miss, and the book would perhaps benefit from a bit of tightening, but it is humor, and that's always going to be highly subjective, so perhaps one reader's best version of this book is not another's.

Highlights to me were Brotherly Love by Ean Miles Kessler, a believably argumentative look between two brothers trying to come to grips with one of them coming out of the
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