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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Penguin Publishing Group
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7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Ray Bradbury had a career spanning more than seventy years, and has inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Brief Biography

Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1920
Place of Birth:
Waukegan, Illinois
Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California

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