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Product Description: Neil LaBute has earned international acclaim for his provocative body of work for the stage. His bold vision is amply evident in this new collection of daring and stylishly realized short plays and monologues.In the title play, Exhibit ‘A’, an artist pushes the boundaries of his art to a previously untouched frontier, challenging the very definition of “art...read more

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9781468313192, titled "Exhibit 'A': Short Plays & Monologues" | Overlook Pr, December 15, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Neil LaBute has earned international acclaim for his provocative body of work for the stage.

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Product Description: Meet Beth and Doug: two people who have no problem getting dates with their partners of choice.What they do have, however, is a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception they attend...read more

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9781468312089 | Overlook Pr, May 19, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Meet Beth and Doug: two people who have no problem getting dates with their partners of choice.

Product Description: In the sequel to reasons to be pretty, Greg, Steph, Carly, and Kent return a little older, but not necessarily wiser. And don't worry if you haven't met them before there s more than enough humor and humanity to usher you into the second act of their lives...read more

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9780822230052 | Dramatist''s Play Service, August 15, 2015, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: In the sequel to reasons to be pretty, Greg, Steph, Carly, and Kent return a little older, but not necessarily wiser.
9781468307214 | Overlook Pr, June 5, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Reasons to Be Happy is the companion piece to Neil LaBute's widely praised, 2009 Tony-nominated reasons to be pretty.

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Product Description: Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It’s been years since either one’s had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot-shot European director could change that. The night before filming a big scene (that will undoubtedly assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar), Karen, her partner Bev, Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy meet in order to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? Sexy, daring, darkly hilarious―and Neil LaBute’s first officially billed comedy―The Money Shot lands as sharp and hot as a paparazzo’s camera flash in a starlet’s eye...read more

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9781468307221 | Overlook Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Karen and Steve are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation.

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Product Description: Georg Büchner’s unfinished play about the poor soldier Woyzeck, subject of a medical experiment and tormented by hallucinations from a diet of only peas.Georg Büchner’s unfinished play about the poor soldier Woyzeck, subject of a medical experiment and tormented by hallucinations from a diet of only peas...read more
By Neil Labute (adapted by)

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9781468310191 | Overlook Pr, March 31, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Georg Büchner’s unfinished play about the poor soldier Woyzeck, subject of a medical experiment and tormented by hallucinations from a diet of only peas.

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Product Description: Neil LaBute is one of America’s most provocative and lauded playwrights, and his darkly exhilarating talent is on glorious view in this new collection.Things We Said Today features the scripts for Neil LaBute’s groundbreaking Directv project 10x10―a series of short films written and directed by LaBute based on ten compelling original monologues, five each for men and women...read more

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9781468309775 | Overlook Pr, May 14, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Neil LaBute is one of America’s most provocative and lauded playwrights, and his darkly exhilarating talent is on glorious view in this new collection.

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Product Description: Velvet is enjoying a relaxing morning at home when Fred arrives on the doorstep of her New York City brownstone, suitcases in tow. He tells her he’s finally left his wife to be with her, news to Velvet since she hasn’t seen him in years and is now friends with Fred’s recently married son...read more

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9781468309164 | Overlook Pr, December 18, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Velvet is enjoying a relaxing morning at home when Fred arrives on the doorstep of her New York City brownstone, suitcases in tow.

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Product Description: Betty and Bobby are sister and brother, but they have little in common. She's a college professor with a prim demeanor, and he's a carpenter with a foul mouth and violent streak. Betty has a history of promiscuity that Bobby won't let her forget, and from their first taunting exchanges there are intimations also of the history between them...read more

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9780822229360 | 1 edition (Dramatist''s Play Service, March 30, 2014), cover price $9.00 | About this edition: Betty and Bobby are sister and brother, but they have little in common.

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Product Description: Betty and Bobby are sister and brother, but they have little in common. She's a college professor with a prim demeanor, and he's a carpenter with a foul mouth and violent streak. Betty has a history of promiscuity that Bobby won't let her forget, and from their first taunting exchanges there are intimations also of the history between them...read more

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9781468307047 | Overlook Pr, September 25, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Betty and Bobby are sister and brother, but they have little in common.

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Product Description: Neil LaBute is arguably the most challenging, provocative, and acclaimed playwright of his generation. Lovely Head and Other Plays brings together his most masterful and affecting recent shorter works. The title play, which had its American premiere at La MaMa in 2012, rivetingly explores the relationship between a nervous older man and a glib young prostitute, as their evening together drives toward a startling conclusion...read more

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9780306760976, titled "Selected Songs" | Da Capo Pr, December 1, 1982, cover price $39.50 | also contains Selected Songs

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9781468307054, titled "Lovely Head and Other Plays" | Overlook Pr, April 2, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Neil LaBute is arguably the most challenging, provocative, and acclaimed playwright of his generation.

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Product Description: What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn’t allow it?Such is the dilemma facing Joe Smith, a run-of-the-mill white-collar businessman who survives an office shooting and is subsequently touched by what he believes to be a divine vision...read more

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9780822225348 | Reprint edition (Dramatist''s Play Service, March 1, 2012), cover price $9.00 | About this edition: What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn’t allow it?

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Product Description: What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn’t allow it?Such is the dilemma facing Joe Smith, a run-of-the-mill white-collar businessman who survives an office shooting and is subsequently touched by what he believes to be a divine vision...read more

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9781593762858 | Soft Skull Pr, November 1, 2010, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn’t allow it?

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Product Description: Neil LaBute burst onto the American theater scene in 1989 with his controversial debut work Filthy Talk for Troubled Times. Set in a barroom in Anytown USA and populated by a series of everymen (and two beleaguered everywomen), this series of frank exchanges explores the innumerable varieties of American intolerance...read more

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9781593762827 | Soft Skull Pr, June 15, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Neil LaBute burst onto the American theater scene in 1989 with his controversial debut work Filthy Talk for Troubled Times.

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Product Description: In Reasons to Be Pretty, Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker's pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph's lack thereof get back to Steph. But that's just the beginning...read more

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9780865479982 | Faber & Faber, June 24, 2008, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: In Reasons to Be Pretty, Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker's pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph's lack thereof get back to Steph.

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Product Description: Two brothers meet on the grounds of a private psychiatric facility. Drew, has been court-confined for observation and has called his older brother, Terry, to corroborate his claim of childhood sexual abuse by a young man from many summers ago...read more

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9780865479838 | Revised edition (Faber & Faber, March 18, 2008), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Two brothers meet on the grounds of a private psychiatric facility.

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Product Description: Can someone honestly love a person whom they have deceived for thirty years? This is the central question behind Wrecks, Neil LaBute's latest foray into the dark side of human nature. Meet Edward Carr: loving father, successful businessman, grieving widower...read more

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9780865479708 | Faber & Faber, July 10, 2007, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Can someone honestly love a person whom they have deceived for thirty years?

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Product Description: Two brothers meet on the grounds of a private psychiatric facility. Drew, has been court-confined for observation and has called his older brother, Terry, to corroborate his claim of childhood sexual abuse by a young man from many summers ago...read more

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9780865479562 | Faber & Faber, June 12, 2007, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Two brothers meet on the grounds of a private psychiatric facility.

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Product Description: Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancee is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancun by your side―so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you're a man, it's probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends...read more

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9780571229826 | Faber & Faber, June 27, 2006, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancee is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancun by your side―so what is your natural reaction?

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A thought-provoking anthology of short fiction by the award-winning playwright and director explores the complex mysteries of the human heart in such works as 'Open All Night,' in which a dancer rescues a man stranded in the parking lot of a strip club, and 'Soft Target,' about a vain Hollywood actor who receives his comeuppance. A first collection. Reprint.

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9780802117854 | Grove Pr, October 1, 2004, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A thought-provoking anthology of short fiction by the award-winning playwright and director explores the complex mysteries of the human heart in such works as 'Open All Night,' in which a dancer rescues a man stranded in the parking lot of a strip club, and 'Soft Target,' about a vain Hollywood actor who receives his comeuppance.

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9780802142122 | Reprint edition (Grove Pr, September 9, 2005), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: A thought-provoking anthology of short fiction by the award-winning playwright and director explores the complex mysteries of the human heart in such works as 'Open All Night,' in which a dancer rescues a man stranded in the parking lot of a strip club, and 'Soft Target,' about a vain Hollywood actor who receives his comeuppance.

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Product Description: Belinda and Cody Phipps appear a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts, children, luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is black--"rich, black, and different," in the words of Belinda, who finds herself attracted to a former (white) classmate...read more

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9780571211555 | Faber & Faber, March 1, 2005, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Belinda and Cody Phipps appear a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts, children, luxurious home.

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Product Description: "Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember understanding how drama works...Hidden in the back seat of a sedan, I quickly realized how deep the chasm or intense the claustrophobia could be inside your average family car." --Neil LaButeBe it the medium for clandestine couplings, arguments, shelter, or ultimately transportation, the automobile is perhaps the most authentically American of spaces...read more

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9780571211104 | Faber & Faber, January 1, 2005, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: "Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember understanding how drama works.

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Product Description: Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some...read more

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9780571211500 | Faber & Faber, November 29, 2004, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Cow.

What do men think of women? And vice versa? LaBute lets you evesdrop on the voices recounting the skirmishes in the war between the sexes. A first novel from an internationally acclaimed cult film-maker.

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9780571221226 | Gardners Books, October 21, 2004, cover price $18.10 | About this edition: What do men think of women?

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Product Description: How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in THE SHAPE OF THINGS. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends' engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships...read more

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9780881452228 | Reprint edition (Broadway Play Pub, December 31, 2003), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: How far would you go for love?
9780571212460 | Faber & Faber, November 1, 2001, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: How far would you go for love?

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Product Description: His films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors both gained critical renown for their biting satire and caustic wit. Now, with The Distance from Here, he has written his most riveting play yet, an intense look at the dark side of American suburbia...read more

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9781585673711 | 1 edition (Overlook Pr, March 1, 2003), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: His films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors both gained critical renown for their biting satire and caustic wit.

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