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Backwards and forwards : a technical manual for reading plays


The best-selling script analysis book for thirty-five years Considered an essential text since its publication thirty-five years ago, this guide for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather than contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts. Ball developed his method during his work as literary director at the Guthrie Theater, building his guide on the crafts playwrights of every period and style use to make their plays stageworthy. The text is full of ...

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Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays
1983, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809311101

2nd edition

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