Theater for Beginners

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"The reigning (and often brilliant) king of enervation in experimental theater."—The New York Times

With his deadpan aesthetic and an ever-innovative body of work, Richard Maxwell has written a study guide to the art of making theater. This illuminating volume provides a deeper understanding of his work, aesthetic philosophy, and process for creating theater.

Richard Maxwell is a playwright, founder of the Cook County Theater at Illinois State ...

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Overview

"The reigning (and often brilliant) king of enervation in experimental theater."—The New York Times

With his deadpan aesthetic and an ever-innovative body of work, Richard Maxwell has written a study guide to the art of making theater. This illuminating volume provides a deeper understanding of his work, aesthetic philosophy, and process for creating theater.

Richard Maxwell is a playwright, founder of the Cook County Theater at Illinois State University, artistic director of New York City Players, and resident writer at New Dramatists. Maxwell has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and Obie Award, and his plays have been commissioned and presented in over sixteen countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559364867
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 2/10/2015
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,147,522

Meet the Author


RICHARD MAXWELL, born in 1967 (Fargo), Maine East High School (Park Ridge), Studied acting at Illinois State University (Normal), Co-founder of the Cook County Theater Department (Chicago), Artistic Director of New York City Players, Resident Writer at New Dramatists, Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Obie Award and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Plays, 1996-2000 is published by Theatre Communications Group.
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