By Southern Playwrights: Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville / Edition 1

By Southern Playwrights: Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville / Edition 1

by Michael B. Dixon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813108772

ISBN-13: 9780813108773

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

By Southern Playwrights is a rare assemblage of works from the 1980s and 1990s by writers continuing the tradition of Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, and Beth Henley, among others. This book makes available for the first time in print Marsha Norman's romantic comedy Loving Daniel Boone, novelist Harry Crews's only play, Blood Issue, and

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By Southern Playwrights is a rare assemblage of works from the 1980s and 1990s by writers continuing the tradition of Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, and Beth Henley, among others. This book makes available for the first time in print Marsha Norman's romantic comedy Loving Daniel Boone, novelist Harry Crews's only play, Blood Issue, and humorist Ray Blount Jr.'s ventures into one-act comedy, Five Ives Gets Named and That Dog Isn't Fifteen. Also included are novelist Elizabeth Dewberry's first play, Head On, Kentucky novelist and essayist Wendell Berry's The Cool of the Day, and Digging In, a remarkable array of Kentucky farm voices adapted for the stage by Julie Crutcher and Vaughn McBride.

Southern playwriting is a distinctive voice in the American theater, a point eloquently made in the foreword by Jon Jory. The literary works of the South, he writes, are dominated by "great language, family, strong women, religion, the land, and the past," all of which makes them wonderful for acting — and for reading. This entertaining book honors southern playwrights in a collection of works that have premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813108773
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Acknowledgments
The Cool of the Day1
Five Ives Gets Named13
That Dog Isn't Fifteen19
Blood Issue27
Head On77
Digging In: The Farm Crisis in Kentucky85
Tent Meeting109
2149
Loving Daniel Boone189

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