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The Signet Book of Short Plays

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A new collection: 12 short plays by Tennessee Williams, Horton Foote, Wendy Wasserstein, and more.This introduction to the ever-evolving tradition of American theater includes works from Kia Corthron, Daisy Foote, Horton Foote, Susan Glaspell, Greg Gunning, David Ives, William Saroyan, Shel Silverstein, Gore Vidal, Wendy Wasserstein, Thornton Wilder, and Tennessee ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Signet
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Robin
I liked this book a lot. It was a good length 358 pages. And all of the plays that M. Jerry Weiss the editor chose to put into this little compilation weren't all the same kind of genre, if they were this book of short plays wouldn't have been this interesting for me. What I also liked about this book was the title of some of the plays. They were just so crazy and funny, that I had to read those certain ones first, for example like Life By Asphyxiation or Suppressed Desires: A Comedy or Variatio ...more
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Apr 11, 2009 Shaya rated it liked it
Shelves: collections
I liked the No Skronking Shel Silverstein one. Nice collection. A bit too long for my purposes of finding a play less than 10 minutes for a church service.
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M. Jerry Weiss is Distinguished Service Professor of Communications Emeritus, New Jersey City University. A teacher, writer, and lecturer, he has won numerous awards and honors, including the 1997 International Reading Association Special Service Award and the National Council of Teachers of English Distinguished Service Award. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
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