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Dramatists Play Service (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 429 works in 491 publications in 1 language and 32,213 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Monologues  Comedy plays  Historical drama  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Biographical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Publisher, Correspondent, Editor
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
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Most widely held works about Dramatists Play Service (New York, N.Y.)
Most widely held works by Dramatists Play Service (New York, N.Y.)
You can't take it with you : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax. -- from publisher
Outstanding women's monologues 2001-2002( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the blood by Suzan-Lori Parks( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, lives with her kids on the tough streets of the inner city. Her eldest child is teaching her how to read and write, but the letter "A" is, so far, the only letter she knows. Her five kids are named Jabber, Bully, Trouble, Beauty and Baby, and the characters are played by adult actors who double as five other people in Hester's life: her ex-boyfriend, her social worker, her doctor, her best friend and her minister. While Hester's kids fill her life with joy--lovingly comical moments amid the harsh world of poverty--the adults with whom she comes into contact only hold her back. Nothing can stop the play's tragic end."--Publisher's description
Rabbit hole by David Lindsay-Abaire( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. 'Rabbit Hole' charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day."--
Complete catalogue of plays by N.Y.) Dramatists Play Service (New York( )

in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Art' by Yasmina Reza( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive all white painting with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan gets pulled into the disagreement. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures
Master class by Terrence McNally( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, with notes in ms. by the video director
Almost, Maine by John Cariani( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend--almost--in this delightful midwinter night's dream."--
Harvey : comedy in three acts by Mary Chase( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elwood Dowd's sister gets committed by mistake when she tries to put him in a mental hospital because of his obsession with an invisible six-foot tall rabbit named Harvey
Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. A limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. Claire's info book is quickly discarded, and she's hustled off to the country-house of her mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Claire's journey gets even more complicated when a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window, and her driven husband and perpetually stoned son show up with a claustrophobic lady-cop that they've kidnapped. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal new comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters
Take me out by Richard Greenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he's gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. It isn't. Friends, fans and teammates react with ambivalence, and when the slipping Empires call up the young phenom Shane Mungitt to close their games, the ambivalence turns to violence. Angry, lonely, guilt-ridden and confused, Darren finds some unlikely solace in the form of friendship with his new business manager, Mason Marzac--a brilliant but repressed guy, who, as everyone around him copes with disenchantment, blooms in the ecstatic discovery of baseball."--Publisher's description
Outstanding men's monologues( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editors Craig Pospisil and Danna Call compiled this new collection of more than fifty monologues selected exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications from recent seasons. Inside these pages you will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to their sixties and authors of widely varied styles, but all immensely talented. These monologues represent some of the best writing in the American theatre today, and we are proud to bring them together in this new volume
The vagina monologues by Eve Ensler( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who 'liked to look at it'"--
Red by John Logan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend ... One day the black will swallow the red."" "Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting." "This play is a moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing."--Jacket
The crucible : a play in four acts by Arthur Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale about the Puritan witch trials in the late 1600's Salem (Massachusetts), where a young servant girl maliciously accuses a young farmer's wife of witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, only to inflate a monstrous course of bigotry, deceit and terror
Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife's best friend, meet husband's sexy and strange new co-worker
Ruined : [a play] by Lynn Nottage( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small mining town in Democratic Republic of the Congo, this powerful play follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman in a land torn apart by civil war. But is she protecting or profiting by the women she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on human life?
33 variations by Moisés Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still"--Page 4 of cover
The beauty queen of Leenane and other plays by Martin McDonagh( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These three plays are set in a town in Galway so blighted by rancor, ignorance, and spite that, as the local priest complains, God Himself seems to have no jurisdiction there. The Beauty Queen of Leenane portrays ancient, manipulative Mag and her virginal daughter, Maureen, whose mutual loathing may be more durable than any love. In A Skull in Connnemara, Mick Dowd is hired to dig up the bones in the town churchyard, some of which belong to his late and oddly unlamented wife. And the brothers of The Lonesome West have no sooner buried their father than they are resuming the vicious and utterly trivial quarrel that has been the chief activity of their lives."--Back cover
Man from Nebraska by Tracy Letts( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A luxury sedan, a church pew and visits to a nursing home form the comfortable round of Ken Carpenter's daily life. And then one night, he awakens to find that he no longer believes in God. This crisis of faith propels an ordinary middle-aged man into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery. This wickedly funny and spiritually complex play examines the effects of one man's awakening on himself and his family"--Page 4 of cover
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You can't take it with you : a comedy in three acts
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Outstanding women's monologues 2001-2002In the bloodRabbit hole'Art'Master classAlmost, MaineHarvey : comedy in three actsFuddy Meers