WorldCat Identities

Shengold, Nina

Works: 32 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 11,030 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monologues (Drama)  One-act plays  Dialogues (Literature)  Ten-minute plays  Comedy plays  Lesbian drama  Gay drama  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Scenarist
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nina Shengold
River of words : portraits of Hudson Valley writers by Nina Shengold( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, writers have drawn inspiration from the Hudson River and its surroundings. John Burroughs, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edith Wharton all lived and worked in the region immortalized by the Hudson River School of painters. In River of Words, author Nina Shengold and photographer Jennifer May explore the current crop of Hudson Valley writers, offering intimate portraits of seventy-six contemporary writers who live and work in this magnificent and storied region. Included in this rich collection of emerging and established novelists, memoirists, poets, journalists, and screenwriters are Pulitzer Prize-winners John Ashbery and the late Frank McCourt, bestselling memoirists Julie Powell and Susan Orlean, and distinguished émigrés Chinua Achebe and Da Chen. What draws these writers together is not only their devotion to their art but their love and affection for the Hudson Valley. Through words and photographs, River of Words offers an inside perspective on the literary life, the craft of writing, and the pull of this distinctive American landscape"--Page [2] of dust jacket
The Actor's book of contemporary stage monologues( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splendid collection of monologues from both well-known and obscure scripts
Take ten : new 10-minute plays( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of thirty-two short plays includes works by Christopher Durang, David Mamet, John Patrick Shanley, August Wilson, Sherry Kramer, and Megan Terry
Laugh lines : short comic plays( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of thirty-six short plays by American playwrights that offer a humorous look at life in the modern world
Plays for actresses by Eric Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven full-length and ten one-act selections in "Plays for Actresses" range in tone from the unabashed theatricality of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Three Tall Women" to the blistering black comedy of Laura Cunningham's "Beautiful Bodies."
Talk to me : monologue plays( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of monologue plays, Eric Lane and Nine Shengold have gathered an array of human voices and stories by master playwrights and emerging new writers. Each of the plays, ranging from one-acts and ten-minute plays to full-length works, creates a rich and specific world. Because each selection is a complete monologue, Talk to Me is an unprecedented source for actors in search of material for auditions, classes, and performances, as well as a literary gold mine for anyone who loves drama"--Jacket
The Actor's book of scenes from new plays( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Mamet, Beth Henley, and August Wilson are just some of the contemporary dramatists whose work is featured in this book, the first anthology of two-character scenes that exclusively includes plays from the mid-sixties to plays currently running on and off Broadway
Leading women : plays for actresses II by Eric Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Seven full-length plays, four ten-minute plays, and eleven monologues."--Back cover
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
Plays for Two( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plays for Two is a unique anthology of twenty-eight terrific plays for two actors, by a mix of celebrated playwrights and cutting-edge new voices. It takes two to tango--or to perform a duet, fight a duel, or play ping-pong. The two-character play is dramatic confrontation stripped to its essence. These four full-length and twenty-four short plays feature pairs of every sort--strangers, rivals, parents and children, siblings, co-workers, friends, and lovers--swooning or sparring, meeting cute or parting ways. In a dizzying range of moods and styles, these two-handers offer the kind of meaty, challenging roles actors love, while providing readers and audiences with the pleasures of watching the complex give-and-take dynamics of two keenly matched characters. Plays by: Billy Aronson, David Auburn, Pete Barry, Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Anthony Clarvoe, Steven Dietz, Halley Feiffer, Simon Fill, Frank Higgins, David Ives, Jacob Juntunen, Ean Miles Kessler, Neil LaBute, Eric Lane, Kitt Lavoie, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Mark Harvey Levine, Elizabeth Meriwether, Michael Mitnick, Daria Polatin, Marco Ramirez, Kelly Rhodes, Jose Rivera, Paul Rudnick, Edwin Sanchez, Nina Shengold, Cori Thomas, Doug Wright."--Back cover
Under 30 : plays for a new generation( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twenty plays presented here in full or in part include insightful looks at the pressure-cooker caste system of American high schools as well as heartbreaking, edgy portrayals of twentysomethings adrift in the city. There are snappy romantic duets, large-cast ensembles, and everything in between, populated by richly dimensional, mold-breaking characters : misfit cheerleaders, nurturing drifters, rich petty thieves - even a rogue SAT tutor. The contributing playwrights span the range of contemporary talent, including award-winning dramatists such as Sam Shepard, Donald Margulies, Warren Leight, and Kenneth Lonergan, hilarious humorists such as David Ives and Douglas Carter Beane, and an impressive array of cutting-edge newer voices."--Jacket
Take ten II : more ten-minute plays( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remarkably diverse group of 30 brilliant short plays--comedies, dramas, monologues and avant-garde works--that provide a fast-track tour of the current theatrical landscape
Shorter, faster, funnier : comic plays and monologues( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short plays and monologues covering the full spectrum of humor styles and includes selections by emerging young writers as well as such major playwrights as David Ives, Christopher Durang, and Mark O'Donnell
The actor's book of gay and lesbian plays( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clearcut by Nina Shengold( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a 1970s hippie ménage à trois in a Pacific Northwest logging town. Chainsaw-wielding "shake-rat" Earley (he clears and sells stump chips) finds companionship with Reed, a young hitchhiker from Berkeley, despite their differences in background. Earley is a big mountain-man loner who lives in a bus parked in the woods, while Reed is a skinny, smart-alecky rich-boy novice pining for his girlfriend, Zan, whom they set off to look for. Zan comes on to Earley and comforts Reed, and pretty soon the three are getting intimate. During the week, the two men labor side by side; joined by their worship of Zan, they become lovers. When an outsider witnesses these shenanigans, violence erupts.--From PW review
Plays for three( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"PLAYS FOR THREE is a unique anthology of 23 outstanding plays for three actors by an exciting mix of established and emerging playwrights. Everyone's heard that "Two's company, three's a crowd." That may be true on a date, but on stage, three is a magic number. Add a third character to any interaction and the dramatic possibilities increase exponentially: suddenly there's competition, intrigue, shifting allegiances, comic misunderstandings, secrets and lies. Triangles make excellent drama, and three-handers offer the kind of substantial and challenging roles that actors love. Plays for Three offers six full-length and seventeen short plays featuring dramatic trios of every sort. Rob Ackerman Pete Barry Stephen Belber Cesi Davidson Adrienne Dawes Philip Dawkins Catherine Filloux Madeleine George Amlin Gray Frank Higgins Cory Hinkle Wendy Kesselman Eric Lane Kitt Lavoie Mark Henry Levine Matthew Lopez Donald Margulies Anna Moench A. Rey Pamatmat David Riedy Nina Shengold Stephen Webb Craig Wright"--
Homesteaders by Nina Shengold( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double platinum( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana Ross and Brandy star in this compelling story of a mother driven to reach the heights of superstardom at the cost of abandoning her only child
Michael Ryan : between living and dreaming, 1982-1994 by Michael Ryan( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk dat de Amerikaanse schilder in de periode 1982-1992 in Nederland maakte
Finger foods : an evening of short plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Actor's book of contemporary stage monologues
The Actor's book of contemporary stage monologuesTake ten : new 10-minute playsLaugh lines : short comic playsPlays for actressesTalk to me : monologue playsThe Actor's book of scenes from new playsLeading women : plays for actresses IIMoving parts : monologues from contemporary plays
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