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Amulets Against the Dragon Forces

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel comes this powerful and deeply moving study of the destructive effects of lovelessness and loneliness on a s ...

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  • Editeur: Graymalkin Media
  • ISBN: 1935169785
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 72
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel comes this powerful and deeply moving study of the destructive effects of lovelessness and loneliness on a sensitive adolescent. Presented to critical and popular acclaim by New York's highly regarded Circle Repertory Company, the play probes unerringly into the unsettled lives of its characters and finds the compassion and simple humanity which circumstances have driven within them. "AMULETS becomes gripping and disturbing...the characters are invariably fascinating..." —NY Times. "...absorbing and vividly written study of mid-50s lower-middle-class alienation and emotional hunger...it's the work of a true playwright." —Variety. "This is the play Williams or Inge would have written if they had been born 30 years later and avoided the sexual repression of their times." —BackStage. Drama Full Length 9 men, 3 women (of the 9 men several roles can be doubled): 12 total Interior


Dancing on the White Page

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Investigates the literary voices of six Black women entertainers and how they negotiated the tensions between the entertainment industries and the Black co ...

  • L'auteur : Kwakiutl L. Dreher
  • Editeur: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791479129
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 237
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Investigates the literary voices of six Black women entertainers and how they negotiated the tensions between the entertainment industries and the Black community.


Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives

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With complex stories and stunning visuals eliciting intense emotional responses, coupled with opportunities for self-expression and problem solving, video ...

  • L'auteur : Valentine, Keri Duncan,Jensen, Lucas John
  • Editeur: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522502629
  • Genre: Computers
  • Nombre de pages: 456
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: With complex stories and stunning visuals eliciting intense emotional responses, coupled with opportunities for self-expression and problem solving, video games are a powerful medium to foster empathy, critical thinking, and creativity in players. As these games grow in popularity, ambition, and technological prowess, they become a legitimate art form, shedding old attitudes and misconceptions along the way. Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives asks whether videogames have the power to transform a player and his or her beliefs from a sociopolitical perspective. Unlike traditional forms of storytelling, videogames allow users to immerse themselves in new worlds, situations, and politics. This publication surveys the landscape of videogames and analyzes the emergent gaming that shifts the definition and cultural effects of videogames. This book is a valuable resource to game designers and developers, sociologists, students of gaming, and researchers in relevant fields.


Lessons from Hogwarts

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Before she was a renowned children's author, J.K. Rowling was an educator. Her bestselling series, Harry Potter, places education at the forefront, focusin ...

  • L'auteur : Marcie Panutsos Rovan,Melissa Wehler
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476640270
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 213
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Before she was a renowned children's author, J.K. Rowling was an educator. Her bestselling series, Harry Potter, places education at the forefront, focusing not only on Harry, Ron, and Hermione's adventures but also on their magical education. This multi-author collection shines a light on the central role of education within the Harry Potter series, exploring the pedagogical possibilities of using Harry Potter to enhance teaching effectiveness. Authors examine topics related to environments for learning, approaches to teaching and learning, and the role of mentorship. Created for scholars, teachers, and fans alike, this collection provides an entry into pedagogical theories and offers critical perspectives on the quality of Hogwarts education--from exemplary to abusive and every approach in between. Hogwarts provides many lessons for educators, both magical and muggle alike.


American Theatre

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Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in ...

  • L'auteur : Thomas S. Hischak
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195352559
  • Genre: Reference
  • Nombre de pages: 520
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.


For the Gay Stage

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Previous surveys of the gay theatrical repertoire have concentrated on plays produced on Broadway or in London’s West End. This comprehensive guide goes ...

  • L'auteur : Drewey Wayne Gunn
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476628939
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Previous surveys of the gay theatrical repertoire have concentrated on plays produced on Broadway or in London’s West End. This comprehensive guide goes well beyond these earlier studies by introducing productions from Off Broadway, from regional theaters in the U.S. and U.K., and from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Also included are Puerto Rican, Indian and Filipino plays written in English, as well as translations from other languages. Well over half of the works discussed here appear for the first time in such a study.


Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television

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The subjects of this book constitute a significant cross section of BBC science fiction television. With such characters as the Doctor (an enigmatic time-t ...

  • L'auteur : Tom Powers
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476626936
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 284
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The subjects of this book constitute a significant cross section of BBC science fiction television. With such characters as the Doctor (an enigmatic time-traveling alien), Kerr Avon (a problematic rebel leader), Dave Lister (a slovenly last surviving human) and Captain Jack Harkness (a complex omnisexual immortal), these shows have both challenged and reinforced viewer expectations about the small-screen masculine hero. This book explores the construction of gendered heroic identity in the series from both production and fan perspectives. The paradoxical relationships between the producers, writers and fans of the four series are discussed. Fan fiction, criticism and videos are examined that both celebrate and criticize BBC science fiction heroes and villains.


The Island of Lost Maps

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The Island of Lost Maps tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent resear ...

  • L'auteur : Miles Harvey
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 030776656X
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Nombre de pages: 432
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Island of Lost Maps tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. The perpetrator was Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., an enigmatic antiques dealer from South Florida, whose cross-country slash-and-dash operation had gone virtually undetected until he was caught in 1995–and was unmasked as the most prolific American map thief in history. As Miles Harvey unravels the mystery of Bland’s life, he maps out the world of cartography and cartographic crime, weaving together a fascinating story of exploration, craftsmanship, villainy, and the lure of the unknown.


Working at the Interface of Cultures

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Behind the mask of objective science lie the dynamics of what happens to scientists who go to live and work in another culture. Those who work and study in ...

  • L'auteur : Michael Harris Bond
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317380789
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Behind the mask of objective science lie the dynamics of what happens to scientists who go to live and work in another culture. Those who work and study in an alien culture often find themselves changed in ways that affect their scientific work. How does this challenge, stimulate, provoke, suggest and inspire advances and novelty in their theories, methods and instruments? Originally published in 1997, each of the essays in this title explores these issues through the experiences of a distinguished practitioner, describing the process of intellectual growth and development. Chosen for their extensive experience with people holding a different worldview, the authors have all achieved renown for their contributions to the social science of culture.


Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics

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Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics: Fatherlands in mothers’ hands is a playful exploration of how people’s desires, fantasies, and emotions shape p ...

  • L'auteur : Eszter Salgó
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317962117
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 196
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics: Fatherlands in mothers’ hands is a playful exploration of how people’s desires, fantasies, and emotions shape political events and social phenomena. It highlights the mythical sources of today’s political projects, the power of political imagination, and the function of symbolism in political thought. Eszter Salgó argues that the driving force for the formation of political communities is fantasy – ‘illusions’ in a Winnicottian sense, ‘phantasies’ in a Lacanian sense, ‘phantoms’ as described by Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok, and ‘dreams’ as interpreted by Sándor Ferenczi. She introduces the metaphor of the ‘fantastic family’ as a symbolic representation of political communities, both to reflect on people’s deeply felt desire to find in public life the resolution, love, and wholeness of early childhood, and to unveil the political elite’s readiness to don the mask of the ‘ideal parent’. The book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book explores the theories of Donald Winnicott and Jacques Lacan: the matrimony on the stage of politics between the ‘good-enough mother’ and the Symbolic Father which inaugurates the story of democracy’s ‘fantastic family’. The second part presents the ‘fantastic families’ of selected countries such as Hungary, Italy, and the world community to explain the proliferation of cosmogony projects, and to document the failure of the political elites to offer a satisfactory performance of their maternal and paternal functions. Psychoanalytic Reflections on Politics: Fatherlands in mothers’ hands presents a new way of considering the art of politics, based on the understanding that people perceive reality through imagination and unconscious fantasy. It will be of interest to psychoanalysts, and academics from across the disciplines of politics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, literature, and art.


Oz in Perspective

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When moviegoers accompany Dorothy through the gates of the Emerald City, they may think they have discovered all there is to see of Oz—but as real friend ...

  • L'auteur : Richard Tuerk
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786482917
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 241
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: When moviegoers accompany Dorothy through the gates of the Emerald City, they may think they have discovered all there is to see of Oz—but as real friends of the Wizard know, more lies behind the curtain. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, on which the 1939 film was based, was only the first of 14 Oz books. Together these works constitute a series rich in allusions to a broad range of literary traditions, including fairy tale, myth, epic, the picaresque novel, and visions of utopia. Reflecting on L. Frank Baum’s entire series of full-length Oz books, this study introduces readers to the great folklorist who created not only Dorothy and friends, but countless wonderful characters who still await discovery. Close analysis of each book invites readers to search Baum’s fascinating stories for meaning and mythical quality. Progressing chronologically through the canon, the author discusses literary devices and important thematic implications in each book, arguing that Baum wrote for the pleasure of both children and adults, both to provide entertainment and to teach moral lessons. Of particular significance is the argument, sustained over several chapters, that Baum modeled his Oz books on classic mythical patterns, rewriting Oz history in nearly every book to produce a different set of backgrounds and a different conception of utopia for his imaginary kingdom. This variety of backgrounds and archetypes gives Baum’s books a truly universal appeal. Examinations of his non-Oz books and his other Oz works, such as Little Wizard Stories of Oz and The Woggle-Bug Book, illuminate the discussion of the Oz novels.


Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families

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Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies! In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers ...

  • L'auteur : Gary W Peterson,Suzanne Steinmetz
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136411763
  • Genre: Medical
  • Nombre de pages: 928
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies! In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies written by leading scholars in sociology, family studies, psychology, and child development. Their fascinating stories demonstrate how their family experiences, educational opportunities, and occupational endeavors not only shaped the disciplines they chose but also shaped the theoretical perspectives they utilized and the topics they researched. From the editors: “These autobiographies document the experiences of scholars from the early twentieth century to the present. The descriptions of early influences on their education, of their graduate school experiences, and of their academic career paths, provides a wealth of valuable material. Since four of these scholars have died and a number are in their eighties or older, these histories provide rich case studies on factors that influence the decision to go to college, get married, pursue an advanced degree, make specific occupational choices, and investigate certain topics. These autobiographies also detail the barriers that early women scholars in the social sciences faced.” The scholars whose lives you will learn about in Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families include: Joan Aldous Katherine R. Allen Pauline Boss Carlfred B. Broderick Wesley R. Burr Catherine Street Chilman Harold T. Christensen Marilyn Coleman Rand D. Conger Randal D. Day William J. Doherty Evelyn Millis Duvall Glen H. Elder, Jr. Bernard Farber Margaret Feldman Mark A. Fine Greer Litton Fox Frank F. Furstenberg Viktor Gecas Harold D. Grotevant Gerald Handel Michael E. Lamb Ralph LaRossa Gary R. Lee Helena Znaniecka Lopata Harriette P. McAdoo Hamilton McCubbin Brent C. Miller Phyllis Moen Gerhard Neubeck Gary W. Peterson Ira L. Reiss John Scanzoni Walter R. Schumm Barbara H. Settles Laurence Steinberg Suzanne K. Steinmetz Sheldon Stryker Marvin B. Sussman Irv Tallman


The Fourth Turning

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”—USA Weekend William Strauss and Neil Howe will cha ...

  • L'auteur : William Strauss,Neil Howe
  • Editeur: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307485056
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”—USA Weekend William Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about how America’s past will predict its future. Strauss and Howe base this vision on a provocative theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras—or "turnings"—that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. In The Fourth Turning, the authors illustrate these cycles using a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis—the Fourth Turning—when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America’s next rendezvous with destiny.


Chuck Palahniuk and the Comic Grotesque

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With the success of Fight Club, his novel-turned-movie, Chuck Palahniuk has become noticed for accurately capturing the exploitation of power in America in ...

  • L'auteur : David McCracken
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476642222
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 286
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: With the success of Fight Club, his novel-turned-movie, Chuck Palahniuk has become noticed for accurately capturing the exploitation of power in America in the 21st century. With cynicism and skepticism, he satirizes the manipulative aspects of ideologies and beliefs pushing society's understanding of the norm. In this work, Palahniuk's characters are analyzed as people who rebel against the systems in control. Mikhail Bakhtin's theory is applied to explain Palahniuk's application of the comic grotesque; theories from Louis Althusser and Slavoj Žižek help reveal aspects of ideology in Palahniuk's writing.


Star Wars FAQ

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JAMES STEWART:BEHIND THE SCENES OF A WONDERFUL LIFE ...

  • L'auteur : Mark Clark
  • Editeur: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1495046095
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: JAMES STEWART:BEHIND THE SCENES OF A WONDERFUL LIFE


The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading ...

  • L'auteur : Bernard Alger Drew
  • Editeur: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 9781563086151
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 531
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading


A Study Guide for Paul Zindel's "The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"

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A Study Guide for Paul Zindel's "The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise ...

  • L'auteur : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Editeur: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410344916
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 25
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A Study Guide for Paul Zindel's "The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.


The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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Explore the Hero's Journey in stories as old as humanity and as new as last night's dream The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beaut ...

  • L'auteur : Joseph Campbell
  • Editeur: Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • ISBN: 1611780322
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 430
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Explore the Hero's Journey in stories as old as humanity and as new as last night's dream The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change. — Joseph Campbell Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faceshas influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell’s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction. As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars. As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists—including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers—and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories. Reviews: “I have returned to no other book more often since leaving college than this one, and every time I discover new insight into the human journey. Every generation will find in Hero wisdom for the ages.” — Bill Moyers “In the three decades since I discovered The Hero with a Thousand Faces, it has continued to fascinate and inspire me. Joseph Campbell peers through centuries and shows us that we are all connected by a basic need to hear stories and understand ourselves. As a book, it is wonderful to read; as illumination into the human condition, it is a revelation.” — George Lucas “Campbell’s words carry extraordinary weight, not only among scholars but among a wide range of other people who find his search down mythological pathways relevant to their lives today....The book for which he is most famous, The Hero with a Thousand Faces [is] a brilliant examination, through ancient hero myths, of man’s eternal struggle for identity.” — Time


Myth From the Ice Age to Mickey Mouse

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Brockway exposes Western mythic thought from Paleolithic times to the present. Myth and mythic thinking did not cease with the rise of science and philosop ...

  • L'auteur : Robert W. Brockway
  • Editeur: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791497631
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 187
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Brockway exposes Western mythic thought from Paleolithic times to the present. Myth and mythic thinking did not cease with the rise of science and philosophy during the Enlightenment, but continue to flourish in modern times. The author shows how mythic themes continue to occur in both high culture and popular arts.


The Ladies Should be in Bed

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" comes a biting, funny and revealing study of a group of middl ...

  • L'auteur : Paul Zindel
  • Editeur: Graymalkin Media
  • ISBN: 1935169750
  • Genre: Drama
  • Nombre de pages: 44
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" comes a biting, funny and revealing study of a group of middle-class matrons who meet for bridge, and are quickly drawn into more dramatic, and disturbing, matters. Comedy/Drama One Act 6 women: 6 total Interior