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  • Trilogy

    Category:
    • Play
    Author: Haresh, Sharma

    A collection of three plays by Haresh Sharma that explores the fundamentals of text and realism by scrutinising pressing issues that affect contemporary society. Written between 2006 and 2008, the plays — “Fundamentally Happy”, “Good People”, and “Gemuk Girls — feature simple but powerful narratives that question personal, social, cultural and political convictions. These award- winning plays represent some of The Necessary Stage’s most critically- acclaimed works in recent years and are set to be contemporary classics of Singapore theatre.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • All My Sons

    Category:
    • Play
    Full-length Author: Arthur, Miller
    Total Casts: 20

    Joe Keller and Herbert Deever, partners in a machine shop during the war, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went on to make a lot of money. In a work of tremendous power, a love affair between Keller’s son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Herbert’s daughter, the bitterness of George Keller, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, and the reaction of a son to his father’s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Man Who Had All the Luck

    Category:
    • Play
    Full-length Author: Arthur, Miller
    Total Casts: 11

    The forgotten classic that launched the career of one of America’s greatest playwrights

    It took more than fifty years for The Man Who Had All the Luck to be appreciated for what it truly is: the first stirrings of a genius that would go on to blossom in such masterpieces as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. Infused with the moral malaise of the Depression era, the parable-like drama centers on David Beeves, a man whose every obstacle to personal and professional success seems to crumble before him with ease. But his good fortune merely serves to reveal the tragedies of those around him in greater relief, offering what David believes to be evidence of a capricious god or, worse, a godless, arbitrary universe. David’s journey toward fulfillment becomes a nightmare of existential doubts, a desperate grasp for reason in a cosmos seemingly devoid of any, and a struggle that will take him to the brink of madness.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: , Nina Shengold, Eric Lane

    Moving Parts offers actors the best monologues from great plays—pieces by both well-known and up-and-coming playwrights, including many minority artists—that offer a variety of dramatic styles for beginning and experienced actors.

    Included are more than a hundred monologues from such contemporary voices as Eric Bogosian, Caryl Churchill, Christopher Durang, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Philip Kan Gotanda, Václav Havel, Lanford Wilson, and George C. Wolfe. Designed for easy browsing, the monologues are indexed by gender, age, and subject to help actors locate appropriate material, and each is introduced with a short description of the plot, setting, and character type. These monologues stand on their own as good theater, while they give actors a well-defined character, a story to tell, and a wide range of behavior and feeling to portray.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • A Chip in the Sugar – A Monologue from Talking Heads

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: , Alan Bennett

    Graham, a middle-aged bachelor, emotionally retarded and chronically dependent on his mother, finds life difficult enough at the best of times. When Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him, however, Graham’s old insecurities rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his mother’s amnesiac tyranny.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Posteterne

    Category:
    • Play
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Goh, Boon Teck
    Total Casts: 24 Male: 4 Female: 4

    Main characters: 8

    Total cast members: Please refer to Script
    Part of Toy Factory Book 1 (Orange Colour)

    No synopsis.
    Original language text included: Chinese
    English text translated by Fion Chin

  • Moving Parts (Monologues from Contemporary Plays)

    Category:
    • Monologue
    Author: Shengold and Lane, Nina and Eric

    More than 100 monologues by John Guare, Tina Howe, David Mamet, Wallce Shawn, Sam Shepard, Wendy Wasserstein, August Wilson, & others.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

     

  • Stop Kiss

    Category:
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Son, Diana
    Total Casts: 6 Male: 3 Female: 3

    After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • In Love and Warcraft

    Category:
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Comedy Author: Shekar, Madhuri
    Total Casts: 6 Male: 3 Female: 3

    Evie Malone- gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin- has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who’ve screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It’s all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks…

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

     

  • So You Want to Be a Talent Agent? Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Local Talent Booking Agency

    Category:
    • Writing and Directing
    Author: Elliott, Tom "Wolf"

    A down-to-earth, detailed guide to every aspect of establishing and running a small, local talent booking agency.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • What A Producer Does (The Art of Moviemaking)

    Category:
    • Technique
    Author: Hougton, Buck

    Houghton delves into the area of movie production and addresses the job’s creative concerns rather than the fund-raising aspects. His insights into choosing a story, the writer, director, production crew and cast, and the whole of the moviemaking process should set any film, television or even music video producer onto the right tracks.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Art of Watching Films (Sixth Edition)

    Category:
    • Technique
    Author: M. Boggs and W. Petrie, Joseph and Dennis

    Contemporary and classic movies examples develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. The text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1