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A.R. Gurney: Nine Early Plays (1961-1973: Volume 1)

A.R. Gurney: Nine Early Plays (1961-1973: Volume 1)

by A. R. Gurney

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Dem Polacheck
Some of these early plays concern classical material as dealt with WASP culture from the 1930s to today. Electrical language and bare minimum scenic requirements in all of them.

Does the collection have Young Adult appeal? Yes, the mature acting students seeking tryout scenes for auditions will find it a gold mine. The Comeback, with a cast of six, tells the return of Odysseus to Penelope, by a modern reporter; The Golden Fleece has a modern suburban couple telling of Jason and Medea (who never appear); The David Show is a TV show on the coronation of King David, and The Old One-Two is an account of the vicissitudes of a course in classical literature with a cast of three. And finally, the only full-length play: Scenes from American Life which has forty scenes, all of which are devastating. (VOYA, February 1996)

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Smith & Kraus, Inc.
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Contemporary Playwrights Series
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.58(d)

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