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The Great American Playwrights on the Screen: A Critical Guide to Film, Video and DVD

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The Great American Playwrights on the Screen is a complete, up-to-date record of movie and television productions of classic and contemporary works of the great playwrights. Rich in historical value and detail, this reference book not only tracks Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, but also unearths unheralded treasures and forgotten performances by great actors and the great directors they served.To show the ongoing influences and legacies of the great plays, Roberts compares and contrasts the adapted versions, and includes colorful reviews by prominent critics of tv and film (beginning with those of the silent era). The profound expansion of television into American homes in the 1950s brought a flood of adapted plays to the small screen, and resulted in the rebirth of the careers of many significant playwrights. The Great American Playwrights on the Screen provides fans with a video and DVD guide to the adapted works of the playwrights, and shows which versions are available for home viewing and in which media (VHS, Beta, Laser, DVD, Letterbox). Simultaneously, this book is a unique, one-stop source for academics, students of the theatre arts, actors, directors and producers.Organized in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the book features over 200 playwrights including Arthur Miller, Marsha Norman, Eugene O'Neill, Aaron Sorkin, Neil Simon, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tennessee Williams. In addition, The Great American Playwrights on the Screen resurrects the memories of television productions of plays at a critical time, when many of them - including Emmy Award winners and nominees - are deteriorating in vaults.

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Featuring some 200 American playwrights—from Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, to Wendy Wasserstein and Tennessee Williams—this reference provides fans, academics, drama students, and directors with a video and DVD guide to classic and contemporary plays that have been adapted for movies and television. Roberts, a former film critic, gives brief biographies of the playwrights and describes each adapted work in two to three sentences. The listings, which are rated with a five-star system, include length of film, indication of color or black and white, personnel, and reviews from magazines such as The New Yorker and The Saturday Review dating back to the silent era. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Great American Playwrights on the Screen is a complete, up-to-date record of movie and television productions of classic and contemporary works of the great playwrights. Rich in historical value and detail, this reference book not only tracks Tony award and PulitzerPrize winners, but also unearths unheralded treasures and forgotten performances by great actors and the great directors they served.

Synopsis:

Featuring some 200 American playwrights from Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, to Wendy Wasserstein and Tennessee Williams this reference provides fans, academics, drama students, and directors with a video and DVD guide to classic and contemporary plays that have been adapted for movies and televi

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 569-573) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557835123
Author:
Roberts, Jerry
Publisher:
Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
Film adaptations
Subject:
Dramatists, American
Subject:
Television plays, American
Subject:
Songbooks - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Motion picture plays -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Printed Music - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Series Volume:
#1334
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.82x7.12x1.34 in. 1.81 lbs.

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Product details 576 pages Applause Books - English 9781557835123 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Great American Playwrights on the Screen is a complete, up-to-date record of movie and television productions of classic and contemporary works of the great playwrights. Rich in historical value and detail, this reference book not only tracks Tony award and PulitzerPrize winners, but also unearths unheralded treasures and forgotten performances by great actors and the great directors they served.
"Synopsis" by , Featuring some 200 American playwrights from Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, to Wendy Wasserstein and Tennessee Williams this reference provides fans, academics, drama students, and directors with a video and DVD guide to classic and contemporary plays that have been adapted for movies and televi
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 569-573) and index.
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