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105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance

105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance $24.99

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John Capecci & Irene Ziegler

Published by Smith & Kraus

This great value Collection offers no fewer than 105 Five Minute plays by both new and established playwrights

Perfect for classroom study or to build a rollicking performance evening, these short works offer rich, complete worlds that are alternately lyrical, narrative, concrete and abstract

Some pack a wallop with powerful images while others use crackling dialogue to quickly establish character and motivation

Some move at the speed of light

And others freeze moments for calm consideration

Still others capture historic moments, dream states or slapstick absurdity

And along with these exciting contemporary works, editors Capecci and Ziegler have also gathered many rare and historical works, including those of the Italian Futurists and an early playlet by Thornton Wilder

And additionally they all offer useful tips for the study and performance of these brief and bright works

REVIEWS

"Capecci and Ziegler have curated a truly impressive and diverse collection, perfect for both play festivals and classroom use. Even the superb introduction and Tips for Performance are succinct reminders of the essence of theatrical storytelling. The breadth and range of authorship is inspiring. I will be using this in the classroom" -- Theresa McElwee, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

"This is a marvelous collection, full of mystery and humor and, above all, poetry. One can imagine all sorts of uses for these plays at the theatre, at a party among friends, in scene-study classes and perhaps most deliciously on an evening alone in an armchair" ~ Cynthia Meier, Managing and Associate Artistic Director, The Rogue Theatre

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