Playwrights on Playwriting From Ibsen to Ionesco

ISBN-10: 0815411413

ISBN-13: 9780815411413

Edition: 2001

Authors: Toby Cole

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 4/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Happily married with three brilliant children, I am a fifty something retired cop. I love to read; almost anything. Particular favourites: James Lee Burke, Elmore Leonard, Alafair Burke, Sophie Hannah.I love sport. I played Football,Cricket and Basketball at a high level for years and years, hence the dodgy joints. I spent the first six years of my working life as a registered nurse and have never worked as hard since. I spent the last six years conducting police mentoring in Iraq and armed protection in Afghanistan. I had an accident out there. Broke my finger, collar bone and shoulder. Had a weird experience being knocked out with Ketamine in a French Military hospital in Kabul, might write about it one day. (Ketamine in Kabul?). Might tell some other tales too. I am currently at home in Woking, UK. Half a mile or so, beyond the Pales. Writing the second in the Pandora Kingdom series and enjoying being a stay at home husband and dad, for the first time in many years.I hope you enjoy my writing.

Preface
Introduction
Credos and Concepts
The Task of the Poet
Naturalism on the Stage
On Modern Drama and Modern Theatre
Advice to Playwrights
The Tragic in Daily Life
Language, Character, and Construction
Some Platitudes Concerning Drama
How to Write a Popular Play
The Authority of the Theatre
Two Laws
Memoranda on Masks
A Short Organum for the Theatre
Some Thoughts on Playwriting
Forgers of Myths
Why Verse?
Problems of the Theatre
Declaration
The Starting Point
Creations
A Doll's House
Ghosts
Hedda Gabler
Miss Julie
A Dream Play
Ivanov
Widowers' Houses: A Collaboration
The Playboy of the Western World
The Tinker's Wedding
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Transfiguration
Masses and Man
The Machine-Wreckers
Hoppla, Such Is Life!
Mariana Pineda
The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife
The Sea Plays
Beyond the Horizon
The Emperor Jones
The Hairy Ape
The Great God Brown
Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel
Cock-A-Doodle Dandy
Murder in the Cathedral
The Family Reunion
The Cocktail Party
Death of a Salesman
Camino Real
The Bald Soprano
The Chairs
From Hebbel's Journals
Bibliography
Index
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