With more than five hundred entries, from A to Z, providing information on the most important plays and playwrights (dead or alive) performed today, this is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available. It is both biographically detailed and critically up to date, and offers an extensive cross-referencing system. "This respected reference...provides something that similar guides often omit: scribes, however obscure, who are being published and produced today...An important resource...highly recommended."-Library Journal.
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Trevor R. Griffiths has also written Stagecraft: The Complete Guide to Theatrical Practice and The Bloomsbury Theatre Guide, and has edited Practical Theater and the Longman Guide to Shakespeare Quotations. He is professor of theatre studies at London Metropolitan University and lives in London.
This respected reference on playwrights and plays is finally making its American debut...an important resource for directors and producers and is highly recommended for theater and drama collections. Library Journal A fine piece of work-especially valuable for undergraduates who need to know where to go next-the additional paths that Griffiths charts for the reader really streamline the journey toward a fuller understanding of any given listing in its multiple contexts. -- Dorothy Louise, Director, the Green Room Theater; Professor of Theatre, Franklin & Marshall College With its extensive cross references, this is the best guided tour through the pages and stages of dramatic literature and performance I know. -- Robert J. Orchard, Executive Director of American Repertory Theatre, Director, Loeb Drama Center, Harvard University ...An important reference for playwrights and modern theatre goers alike. Library Bookwatch Griffiths' work is a concise, readable introduction to present-day dramatists. CHOICE A useful and enjoyable book. Reference Book Of The Day
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