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Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays (Paperback)


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Considered an essential text since its publication thirty-five years ago, this guide for students and practitioners of both theatre and literature complements, rather than contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsEssays & WritingWriting GuidesCreative writing & creative writing guidesFilm, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesActing techniquesLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectWriting skills Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press Publication Date: 07/07/1983 ISBN-13: 9780809311101  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David Ball was one of the nation's first theater literary directors when he served under Michael Langham at Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater. He later taught acting, directing, and script analysis at Lawrence, Carnegie Mellon, and Duke Universities. He was the artistic director of Pittsburgh's renowned Metro Theater and the literary director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater. David Ball's plays and adaptations have been frequently staged at professional repertory theaters throughout the United States and in Europe, including most recently his landmark adaptations of Moliere's Tartuffe, The Miser, and The Imaginary Invalid. His former theater and film students hold Oscars, Obies, Tonys, and Emmys, and his own work has been supported by the Ford, McKnight, and Shubert Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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