Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco

Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco

by Toby Cole
     
 

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For anyone interested in drama, Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco offers revealing and astute insights on modern theater and the creation of plays. The book gathers the opinions and theories of the greatest names in the past 200 years of drama, among them Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Federico Garcia Lorca, Eugene O'Neill, Bertolt Brecht…  See more details below

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For anyone interested in drama, Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco offers revealing and astute insights on modern theater and the creation of plays. The book gathers the opinions and theories of the greatest names in the past 200 years of drama, among them Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Federico Garcia Lorca, Eugene O'Neill, Bertolt Brecht, Tenessee Williams, Sean O'Casey, and Arthur Miller, to name a few. In the first part of the book, "Credos and Concepts," the playwrights offer their differing philosophies on the dynamics of theatrical performance and the changes in drama since Aristotle. In the second part, "Creations," the same dramatists look at specific plays of their own, commenting on their intended goals and the works' overall success. A unique and enlightening collection, Playwrights on Playwriting is an essential resource for the enthusiast of theater.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
A well-chosen anthology that has special appeal for the aspiring playwright and others with an interest in the theater.
San Francisco Chronicle
Taking a place with books about theater is this excellent new anthology edited by Toby Cole…. With 27 writers represented, her cast certainly is all-star.
Christian Science Monitor
Students of the theater…will return again and again to Miss Cole's valuable compendium.
The Christian Science Monitor
Students of the theater…will return again and again to Miss Cole's valuable compendium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461661221
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/03/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Toby Cole is the editor of Actors on Acting and Directors on Directing. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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