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With more than five hundred entries, from A to Z, providing information on the most important plays and playwrights (dead or alive) performed today, The Ivan R. Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available. It is both biographically detailed and critically up to date, and offers an extensive cross-referencing system that allows for wider perspectives and new discoveries. For example: The entry on Carlo Goldoni provides his dates of birth and death; a complete listing of his plays with the dates they were written; approximately 300 words of biography and critical commentary on Goldoni's work; and references to other plays and playwrights that are similar in subject and treatment (in this case, for instance, Beaumarchais's Marriage of Figaro for its treatment of servant and master relationships; Moliere, writing in a more formal style is more savage in exposing bourgeois and aristocratic hypocrisies;...) Stimulating, observant, and informative, The Ivan R. Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights is an essential companion and reference tool for producers, directors, actors, teachers, and anyone with an active interest in drama. Illustrated with 34 black-and-white photographs.

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Containing more than 500 alphabetically arranged entries, this volume covers plays and playwrights from ancient times to the present. In addition to biographical information, many entries contain cross- references to other plays or authors who have dealt with similar subjects. Griffiths teaches theater studies at London Metropolitan University. The volume was originally published in London by A & C Black under the title The Theatre Guide, 3rd. ed. (2003).
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Here is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available.

Synopsis:

With more than five hundred entries, from A to Z, providing information on the most important plays and playwrights (dead or alive) performed today, this is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available. It is both biographically detailed and critically up to date, and offers an extensive cross-referencing system. This respected reference...provides something that similar guides often omit: scribes, however obscure, who are being published and produced today....An important resource...highly recommended.-Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566635660
Author:
Griffiths, Trevor R.
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Theater - Reference
Subject:
Drama-Reference
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no 2
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , With more than five hundred entries, from A to Z, providing information on the most important plays and playwrights (dead or alive) performed today, this is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available. It is both biographically detailed and critically up to date, and offers an extensive cross-referencing system. This respected reference...provides something that similar guides often omit: scribes, however obscure, who are being published and produced today....An important resource...highly recommended.-Library Journal
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