On Stage

On Stage

by Ray Bradbury

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Library Journal
Best known for his science fiction and fantasy short stories, Bradbury is a prolific writer in many genres, including poetry, screenwriting, and drama. The one-act plays in this collection were originally written in the early 1960s and published in three separate collections. Ranging in tone from the hilarious to the macabre, these plays are all evidence of Bradbury's love for and adept use of language. The series of five plays in The Anthem Sprinters are delightful explorations of the Irish character set (of course) in Meeber Finn's pub. In his futuristic plays, Bradbury explores themes of alienation as in The Veldt , in which an electronic fantasy playroom becomes a weapon that children turn against their parents. Bradbury includes elaborate stage directions and his own suggestions for staging these evocative plays. Recommended.-- Marcia L. Perry, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Mass.

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