The Resource The best american short plays 2012-2013, William W. Demastes, (ebook)

The best american short plays 2012-2013, William W. Demastes, (ebook)

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The best american short plays 2012-2013
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The best american short plays 2012-2013
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William W. Demastes
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eng
Summary
For over 70 years, The Best American Short Plays has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, it has identified cutting-edge playwrights who have gone on to establish award-winning careers, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and more. In this volume, the plays capture the struggle between "hot tempers and cold decrees." Humans love to think of themselves as rational beings well in control of their lives and surroundings from sunup to sundown, sundown to sunrise. We learn to follow rules of proper behavior and more than happily issue out advice to our friends who just can't get a handle on themselves. Restraint and order, after all, are the cornerstones of human society and civilization. The problem is that human nature bucks and bridles at every attempt to socialize and civilize. Shakespeare got it right when he penned the observation, "The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree." In those few words he has managed to capture precisely why it is so difficult to be human; if it were okay simply to let our hot tempers prevail, life would be so much easier. But cold decrees are what prevent us from self-destruction, and so we endure the struggle
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Demastes, William W
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non fiction
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Theater
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The best american short plays 2012-2013, William W. Demastes, (ebook)
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9781480397217
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The best american short plays 2012-2013, William W. Demastes, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480397217
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11501192
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11501192
System control number
MWT11501192
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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