Rebeck In an Hour

Rebeck In an Hour

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Theresa Rebeck is a contemporary American playwright noted for both the fierceness of her social commentary and the hilarity of her wit. Influenced by writers and movements as diverse as Chekhov and

David Mamet, 19th-century melodrama and 20th-century feminism, Rebeck has created a wide-ranging and frequently produced body of work. Growing up, she was the

Overview

Theresa Rebeck is a contemporary American playwright noted for both the fierceness of her social commentary and the hilarity of her wit. Influenced by writers and movements as diverse as Chekhov and

David Mamet, 19th-century melodrama and 20th-century feminism, Rebeck has created a wide-ranging and frequently produced body of work. Growing up, she was the "voice of contention" in her large, midwestern family. Today that strong voice and rebellious spirit animate her vibrant, theatrical plays.

Setting the playwright in context to her personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Theresa Rebeck and the plays she has written. Read Rebeck in an Hour and experience her plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!

The book features:

• Rebeck in an Hour, the primary essay in the book

• Rebeck In a Minute, a snapshot chronology

• A complete listing of Rebeck's work

• A list of Rebeck's contemporaries in all fields

• Excerpts from Rebeck's major plays

• An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader

• An index of the main essay.

Playwrights in an Hour is a series devoted to the most produced and studied playwrights in the English language, from the Greek masters to contemporary writers, and written by leading authorities in the field. Each short book places the playwright and his or her work in historical, social, and literary context.

Editorial Reviews

American Theatre Magazine
[Playwrights in an Hour Series is] a kind of Great Playwrights for Dummies series ...they are brisk and lively
Examiner.com
[Playwrights in an Hour Series is] a quick and easy alternative to Wikipedia ...
LA Times Online
Is there a more trustworthy source [than Wikipedia] that can offer a quick fix of theatrical knowledge? The publishing house Smith & Kraus perhaps has the answer... ? a kind of Red Bull for theater buffs ...
Midwest Book Review
[Playwrights in an Hour Series is]...remarkable....outstanding, yet inexpensive, and thoroughly 'reader frendly', making it a strongly recommended supplement for academic curriculums, community theater groups, and public library collections.
Stage Directions
These 27 [of the Playwrights in an Hour Series] books should be especially welcomed by actors and directors.
The Dartmouth
[Playwrights in an Hour Series is] a succinct crash course on the lives of 27 influential dramatists throughout history ...
Washington Post
... each book [of the Playwrights in an Hour Series] contains a wealth of information ... that will get any novice out of a date jam or provide a veteran playgoer with fresh insights on an old favorite... . The series delivers succinctness with depth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936232222
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Playwrights in an Hour
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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Essential and enjoyable reading for any theatergoer. (Doug Langworthy, Denver Center Theatre Company)
Robert Brustein
You will find great value in these attractive little volumes [of the Playwrights in an Hour Series]. (Robert Brustein, Founding Director of Yale and American Repertory Theaters)

Meet the Author

Alexis Greene is an author, editor, and teacher specializing in theater and women's studies. Greene has written or edited nine books about theater. Greene has taught at Vassar College, Hunter College, and New York University. She was cofounder and first president of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, is on the board of the League of Professional Theatre Women.

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