Good People - David Lindsay-Abaire

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Margie needs a job, and fast, if she’s going to pay the rent on her Southie apartment and not end up like that classmate of hers who became homeless and froze to death last week. Mike, her old flame, he got out of the neighborhood and is running his private medical practice in a swanky part of town, real lace-curtain. Margie pays him a “surprise” visit and oil meets water. As the two congenially contend with each other, questions of class, values, ethics, and personal destiny bubble up in this enriching drama. Like his confrontation of grief in Rabbit Hole, Lindsay-Abaire takes an honest, uncomfortable, and hilarious look at class consciousness and what our self-respect is tied up in.

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ISBN: 9781559363938
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - June 21st, 2011

Playwriting - Fraser Grace & Clare Bayley

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Fraser Grace and Clare Bayley’s Playwriting: A Writers’ and Artists’ Companion is the best companion for anyone who writes or aspires to write for the stage. These two gifted playwrights divide their essential tome into three parts. First they introduce playwriting and stagecraft with a concise history of theatre from the Greeks to the present. Next, they offer advice and reflections from top-notch playwrights including Tom Stoppard, Howard Brenton, and Tanika Gupta. Finally, they provide tips and analyze the writing process. This is an essential stage textbook, and that’s not a bad thing!
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ISBN: 9781472529329
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - November 19th, 2015

There Is No Substitute: A Tribute to Keith Moon - Ian Snowball

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Keith Moon never practiced and his drumming was as much an expression of his personality as were his legendary antics. In There Is No Substitute: A Tribute to Keith Moon various rock musicians, friends, family and celebrities give their own impressions of the man behind the madcap laughs, highlighting his innovations and genuine genius as a drummer. This gorgeously illustrated book is a labor of love without being sentimental. I’d say Mooney would have been proud!