Laugh Lines

Laugh Lines

Short Comic Plays

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
This one-of-a-kind anthology features thirty-six hilarious short plays by major American playwrights and emerging new voices, all guaranteed to send readers and audiences into peals of laughter.

From the surrealistic wit of Steve Martin's "The Zig-Zag Woman" to the biting political satire of Steven Dietz's "The Spot," from Christopher Durang's wonderfully loopy "Wanda's Visit" to Shel Silverstein's supremely twisted "The Best Daddy," there's something in here to make everyone laugh. There are plays for casts of all sizes, from monologues to large ensembles, with diverse and challenging roles for actors of every age and type. Even the titles are funny: Mark O'Donnell's "There Shall Be No Bottom (a bad play for worse actors)," Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish," and Alan Ball's "Your Mother's Butt." A bonanza for theatergoers, performers, and comedy fans, Laugh Lines will bring down the house.

Baker & Taylor
An entertaining anthology of thirty-five humorous short plays features contributions by both established authors and new playwrights, including such works as "The Zig-Zag Woman" by Steve Martin, Shel Silverstein's "The Best Daddy," Steven Dietz's "The Spot," Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish," and "Wanda's Visit" by Christopher Durang, among others. Original.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780307277138
Characteristics: xi, 514 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Shengold, Nina
Lane, Eric


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