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American Heartbeat: True Stories Told in Scenes and Monologues

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Available now from Dramatic Publishing Company!  An anthology of scenes for one, two, and three actors culled from DPC’s best scripts based on real people and true events in our country’s history, from the 1700s to the present.   For secondary school through adult actors, audiences, and classrooms.

From the DPC catalog:

Written by Sandra Fenichel Asher, David Barr III, Robert Bella, Joyce Simmons Cheeka, Charlotte P. Chorpenning, Lynne Conner, James DeVita, Steven Dietz, Atillio Favorini, D.W. Gregory, Lee Hunkins, Stephen Karam, Carol Korty, Carson Kreitzer, Anne Ludlum, Anne V. McGravie, John Neihardt, Martha Hill Newell, Dwight Okita, PJ Paparelli, Nicholas A. Patricca, Paul Peditto, Christopher Sergel, Laura Annawyn Shamas, Charles Smith, James Still, Mamie Till-Mobley, Ilga Katais-Paelis Vise, Deborah Wicks La Puma, Karen Zacarias and David Zak. Compiled and edited by Sandra Fenichel Asher.

 American history is rich and varied, and playwrights have long mined its treasures to create inspired and inspiring pieces for the stage. This anthology brings together 32 monologues, duets and trios culled from outstanding Dramatic Publishing scripts and perfect for auditions, scene work, full-evening presentations and drama-across-the-curriculum projects of all kinds. Here, pioneers cross the plains under dire circumstances, Native Americans struggle to maintain their culture as their homelands disappear, a Shakespearean actress defies her slave-holding husband, stars rise in the fledgling film industry, factory workers fight for their rights, a woman flies solo across the Atlantic, the atom bomb takes its toll on the world and on its inventors, athletes break records and break down barriers, an ailing author battles corporate censorship to warn of a “silent spring,” a grieving mother seeks justice for her murdered son, one high-school teacher makes a desperate call to a 911 dispatcher and another leads his students to excellence beyond all expectations. And there’s more! Important in their own times, these American stories brought to life by award-winning playwrights resonate in today’s world and provide unlimited opportunities for exploration, discussion and performance. 6×9— 96 pages.

For details and ordering information, please see https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=3832.

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