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Playwrights in Rehearsal: The Seduction of Company
     

Playwrights in Rehearsal: The Seduction of Company

by Susan Letzler Cole
 

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Playwrights in Rehearsal is an inside look at the writer's role in the creative process of bringing his or her words to life on stage. Susan Letzler Cole, granted rare access to some of the major playwrights of our time, recounts her participation in rehearsal with Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, and others.

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Playwrights in Rehearsal is an inside look at the writer's role in the creative process of bringing his or her words to life on stage. Susan Letzler Cole, granted rare access to some of the major playwrights of our time, recounts her participation in rehearsal with Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, and others.

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After the solitary act of creating characters, plot, and dialogue, the playwright has to work in concert with directors, designers, and actors to bring the words to life on stage. Cole interviews and observes eight American playwrights in rehearsal to document what a playwright gives and receives from the actors and directors, as well as the dangers that can accompany a playwright's sitting in on the rehearsal process, with its fits, starts, and explorations. Includes b&w photos of each of the playwrights: Sam Shepard, David Rabe, Elizabeth Egloff, Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner, Arthur Miller, Maria Irene Fornes, and Jean-Claude van Itallie. Cole is director of the drama concentration at Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136676963
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Letzler Cole is Professor of English and Director of the Drama Concentration at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. She is the author of Directors in Rehearsal: A Hidden World (Routledge) and The Absent One: Mourning Ritual, Tragedy, and the Performance of Ambivalence.

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