Playwrights at Work: Interviews with Albee, Beckett, Guare, Hellman, Ionesco,


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Author: Paris Review, and Plimpton, George (Editor), and Lahr, John (Intr Language: English
Publisher: Random House Inc Publication Year: 2000
Publication Date: 2000-05-30 Number of Pages: 432 Pages
Pages: 432 ISBN: 9780679640219
EAN: 9780679640219

Playwrights at Work: Interviews with Albee, Beckett, Guare, Hellman, Ionesco,

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The third installment in the Modern Library’s Paris Review “Writers at Work” series, this is an all-new gathering of interviews with the most important and compelling playwrights of our time. Their singular takes on their craft, their influences, their lives, the state of contemporary theater, and the tricks of the trade create an illuminating and unparalleled record of the life of the theater itself. “At its best, theater is an antidote to the whiff of barbarity in the millennial air. ‘My feeling is that people in a group, en masse, watching something, react differently, and perhaps more profoundly, than they do when they’re alone in their living rooms,’ Arthur Miller says here. In the dark, facing the stage, surrounded by others, the paying customer can let himself go; he is emboldened. The theatrical encounter allows a member of the public to think against received opinions. He can submerge himself in the extraordinary, admit his darkest, most infantile wishes, feel the pulse of the contemporary, hear the sludge of street talk turned into poetry. This enterprise can be joyous and dangerous; when the theater’s game is good and tense, it is both.” –from the Introduction by John Lahr

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Publisher Random House Publishing Group
ISBN-10 0679640215
ISBN-13 9780679640219
eBay Product ID (ePID) 108924145

Product Key Features
Format Trade Paperback
Language English
Publication Year 2000
Number of Pages 432 Pages

Dimensions
Item Length 8in.
Item Height 1in.
Item Width 5.2in.
Item Weight 14.4 Oz

Additional Product Features
Lc Classification Number Ps350.P58 2000
Volume Number Vol.
Author Paris Review Staff
Copyright Date 2000
Target Audience Trade
Topic Drama, Literary, Modern / General, Essays
Lccn 99-044064
Dewey Decimal 822/.009
Dewey Edition 21
Illustrated Yes
Genre Biography & Autobiography, Literary Criticism, Literary Collections

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