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Ritual Irony: Poetry and Sacrifice in Euripides

Ritual Irony is a critical study of four problematic later plays of Euripides: the Iphigenia in Aulis, the Phoenissae, the Heracles, and the Bacchae. Examining Euripides’ representation of sacrificial ritual against the background of late fifth-century Athens, Helene P. Foley shows that each of these plays confronts directly the difficulty of making an archaic poetic...

The Bed: When all else fails laugh. When laughter fails… love.

It’s 1983 in Chicago. Joe, a struggling artist, and Sara, a nurse, just got married. They are deeply in love, which helps sustain them through life challenges. At first, money is tight. Then children come along. While Joe endures a crisis of confidence, Sara never wavers in her belief and support for him. After she...

Built For Abuse: Acting Monologues For Men

Playwright and screenwriter Joshua James has collected nearly fifty monologues for men from his plays THE MEN’S ROOM, TALLBOY WALKIN’, THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE and many more… for auditions, class study, solo performance and more… “Joshua James’ work is bold, intelligent and subversive. Read it. Then find a way to make it happen on stage. American...

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations (Performance Philosophy)

This open access book discusses how citizenship is performed today, mostly through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory. It is a compendium that includes insights from artistic and activist...

Like A Tattoo (Sample)

Athena is a small city stylist who has recently opened her very own chic boutique, Rella’s Closet. She hasn’t been the luckiest in love and has yet to learn that her worth isn’t determined by the success of her love life. She needs to slow down in love while turning up her passion for fashion. ...

The Secret Agent a Simple Tale

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Built For Abuse II: Acting Monologues For Women

Playwright and screenwriter Joshua James has gathered thirty monologues for women, collected from his plays 2 VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE SHARING 1 SMALL SPACE, RUNNING IN PLACE, OLD DOG and many more… for actors for auditions, students for class study and for solo performances. “Joshua James’ work is bold, intelligent and subversive. Read it. Then find...

My Lying Past: Prequel to the Great Evil series

As God did to Mary, The Great Evil, enveloped himself into the main heroine’s father’s loins creating her. For a while it seems that she has to go on many journeys trying to find the meaning to her existence, only to find out it’s all a lie. But will she finally reach the truth or...

Time Travel Adventures Of The 1800 Club: Book I

The Time Travel Adventures Of The 1800 Club is a 21st Century haven for people seeking to escape New York City’s frantic pace. Dressed in clothes their ancestors might have worn during the 1800s, members enjoy foods of the period and read periodicals featuring news of a particular date in 1865. However, the 1800 Club...

The Penis Papers: a play

An up-close comic theatrical examination of what it means to grow up with penis. The first time you touch it… The first time someone else touches it… The first time it touches you… Everything one really needs to know in order to own and operate a penis. THE PENIS PAPERS: a play by Joshua James...