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Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik
Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection

by Amnon Kabatchnik

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Overview

In Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection: An Annotated Repertoire, Amnon Kabatchnik provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection of this period. Continuing the work of his previous volumes (1900-1925, 1925-1950, and 1950-1975), Kabatchnik describes more than 80 full-length plays produced in the last quarter of the 20th century, with an emphasis on New York and London performances. Arranged in chronological order, the productions are all works of enduring importance, pioneering contributions, singular innovations, or outstanding success. Many of the most notable playwrights of the era are represented, including Ariel Dorfman, Larry Gelbart, Ira Levin, David Mamet, Terence Rattigan, Reginald Rose, Sam Shepard, Stephen Sondheim, Aaron Sorkin, and Tom Stoppard. The stories involve murder, theft, chicanery, kidnapping, political intrigue, or espionage, with each entry including a plot synopsis, production data, and the opinions of well-known and respected critics and scholars. The plays in this era encompass suspenseful melodramas, psychological thrillers, baffling whodunits, and even musicals, including such memorable works as Assassins, City of Angels, Deathtrap, Death and the Maiden, A Few Good Men, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sweeney Todd, and The Phantom of the Opera.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810883543
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/18/2012
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Amnon Kabatchnik, now retired, was a professor of theatre at SUNY Binghamton, Stanford University, Ohio State University, Florida State University, and Elmira College. He is the author of the three previous Blood on the Stage volumes: 1900-1925 (2008), 1925-1950 (2009), and 1950-1975 (2011), as well as the author of Sherlock Holmes: A Chronological Encyclopedia of Plays Featuring the Great Detective (2008), all published by Scarecrow Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chicago (1975) by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, and John Kander American Buffalo (1975) by David Mamet Streamers (1976) by David Rabe The Runner Stumbles (1976) by Milan Stitt The Hound of the Baskervilles (1976) by Tim Kelly Twelve Angry Women (1977) by Reginald Rose Cause Célèbre (1977) by Terence Rattigan A Murder Is Announced (1977) by Leslie Darbon The Crucifer of Blood (1978) by Paul Giovanni The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) by F. Andrew Leslie No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1978) by Robert David MacDonald Deathtrap (1978) by Ira Levin Buried Child (1978) by Sam Shepard The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes (1978) by John Nassivera The Little Sister (1978) by Stuart and Carolyn Gordon Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979) by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim Murder at the Howard Johnson’s (1979) by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick Agnes of God (1980) by John Pielmeier

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