Three Jewish middle-aged sisters, originally from Brooklyn, come together in Queen Anne's Gate, London, to celebrate the fifty-fourth birthday of Sara, the eldest, now a brilliant British banker. Divorced, a single mother, Sara no longer sees the necessity for romance. Gorgeous, suburban housewife and mother, is also a talk-show personality. And Pfeni, journalist and travel writer, still hasn't written her serious book on the women of Tajikistan. Pfeni's boyfriend, Geoffrey, director of the hit musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, brings to Sara's house Mervyn, a faux furrier, "the world leader in synthetic animal protective covering." Sara meets Merv and finds that even at fifty-four there are possibilities. An exuberant, heart-warming, contemporary comedy by one of America's best playwrights.
A Study Guide for Wendy Wasserstein's "The Sisters Rosensweig," 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 story traces three Jewish sisters from Brooklyn as they gather in London to celebrate a birthday: a brilliant banker and single mother who has given up on romance, a suburban housewife who moonlights as a talk-show host, and a travel writer who still wants to write her serious book. Contains: Offensive Language.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Presents excerpts and reprints of critical essays for over ten playwrights from different time periods and nationalities, and provides biographical information and a chronological listing of major works for each dramatist
Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev. ed., English language series, published in 1994, and Critical survey of drama, Foreign language series, published in 1986. This new 8 vol. set contains 6
This work offers interviews with 27 American playwrights whose work has shaped the American stage since 1945. Organised into four periods, the collection includes conversations with a variety of playwrights whose work has contributed to Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and regional drama.
A richly varied collection of short fiction, essays, memoirs, and other writings celebrates the power and joy of the bond of sisterhood in works by Alice Walker, Ann Beattie, Joy Fielding, Fay Weldon, Whitney Otto, Olivia Goldsmith, Rita Dove, Marilyn French, and other noted authors.
In this volume, some of the 20th-century's greatest playwrights talk about their craft. In doing so, they prove that reports of the death of the theatre have been greatly exaggerated. From the experiences that inspire their work - Harold Pinter on growing up in the East End, Arthur Miller on McCarthyism - to their experiences of their work - Edward Albee on ignoring and attacking the critics, Tom Stoppard on fame and money - these discussions assert a profound belief in the power and necessity of theatre. Other interviewees include Thornton Wilder, Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Athol Fugard, Neil Simon, John Guare, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson.