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Eleven Short Plays by William Inge - Collection / Anthology

Eleven Short Plays by William Inge

William Inge

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780822205692

TO BOBOLINK FOR HER SPIRIT. Short play about the dedicated autograph h…

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TO BOBOLINK FOR HER SPIRIT. Short play about the dedicated autograph hunters who lie in wait for celebrities outside of one of New York's famous restaurants. (1 man, 2 women, 2 boys, 2 girls.) PEOPLE IN THE WIND. Midnight, a bus station in rural Kansas, and a mixed bag of passengers—all victims of their differing fates. (3 men, 5 women.) A SOCIAL EVENT. A brief but revealing study of two young Hollywood hopefuls. (1 man, 2 women.) THE BOY IN THE BASEMENT. A gripping play about a middle-aged man who still lives with his parents and suffers the misery of a terrible and secret shame. (3 men, 1 woman.) THE TINY CLOSET. A fussy, middle-aged bachelor is upset to find that someone has been tampering with the lock on his closet—and has discovered a strange secret hidden there. (1 man, 3 women.) MEMORY OF SUMMER. A touching story of a woman who has lost her youth and replaced it with the questionable comfort of delusion. (1 man, 2 women.) BUS RILEYS BACK IN TOWN. Two young former lovers meet again, and reach out to each other over the pain and bitterness of the intervening years. (4 men, 2 women.)THE RAINY AFTERNOON. Two little girls and a boy "play house," emulating their parents with a completeness that both alarms and reveals. (1 boy, 2 girls.) THE MALL. The mall of an out-of-season amusement park becomes the setting for a series of separate encounters, all interwoven into a totality of meaning. (4 men, 6 women.) AN INCIDENT AT THE STANDISH ARMS. A wealthy young woman and the man she has picked up reveal an inner squalor which their luxurious surroundings cannot hide. (1 man, 1 woman, 1 girl.) THE STRAINS OF TRIUMPH. Two young lovers on a hillside are overheard by his best friend—and rival for the girl's affections. (5 men, 1 woman.)
William Inge

William Inge

William Inge, (born May 3, 1913, Independence, Kan., U.S.—died June 10, 1973, Hollywood Hills, Calif.) was an American playwright best known for his plays Come Back, Little Sheba (1950; filmed 1952); Picnic (1953; filmed 1956), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize; and Bus Stop (1955; filmed 1956). Inge was educated at the University of Kansas at Lawrence and at the George Peabody College for ... view full profile

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