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...A new dramatization of one of the greatest baseball stories of all time. A poignant, touching, and often comic tale of a baseball team’s friendship and loyalty to a dying teammate. Adapted from the novel by Mark Harris. An L.A. Theatre...

The Olympic Actor: Improving Actor Training and Performance Through Sports Psychology

Theatre, Performance and Cognition : Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Introduction Actors and athletes have a great deal in common, although the two fields rarely cross paths as much as they could or, perhaps, should. In fact, Bertolt Brecht...
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...Three former big-league baseball players reunite at a fantasy camp and reveal funny and poignant things about their lives and careers. This bittersweet comedy comes from playwright Jeff Santo, whose father Ron Santo was a beloved player...
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...A quartet of aging retirees tee up for a witty and incisive reflection on love, faith, time, and (of course) golf. Over eighteen holes, the four men face truths ranging from the quotidian to the cosmic as they bicker and bond on the putting...
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...On a spring day in 1947, Mr. Rickey, the powerful General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants...
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...In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes, Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen...
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...Coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond, left-hander Henry Wiggen grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings, to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his...

August Wilson’s Fences

Ladrica Menson-Furr

Ladrica Menson-Furr is Assistant Professor of African American literature at the University of Memphis, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2008

Short Guides and Biography

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...Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration...

Rick: The Rick Hansen Story

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Dennis Foon

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Foon

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Fifteen-year-old Rick Hansen is confident, outgoing, and the star of his high-school basketball team. He has his whole life planned out, until a tragic accident severs his spinal cord, leaving him in a wheelchair. Rick's accident forces him...
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...This thrilling full-cast audio dramatization of Nelson Algren’s seminal novel Never Come Morning, dubbed "an unusual and brilliant book" by the New York Times, traces the gritty lives of Polish youths in the Chicago slums of the 1940s. "I...