Friday, May 14, 2010

Wed, May 19 @ 5 P.M: Theresa Rebeck and Friends Introduce the Playwrights in an Hour Series at The Drama Book Shop

Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception (Free)

Theresa Rebeck, the subject of one of the IN AN HOUR books, Alexis Greene, the writer of the Theresa Rebeck book, Christopher Baker the writer of the MOLIERE IN AN HOUR book, and others (TBA) discuss the relevance and role of playwrights in America today.

About the Series:
PLAYWRIGHTS IN AN HOUR is a series of 27 titles that focuses on the most produced, studied and published playwrights ranging from the ancient Greeks, such as Aristophanes (the Woody Allen of the classical world, to contemporary playwrights including Theresa Rebeck, Sam Shepard, Sarah Ruhl and Tom Stoppard. Each book is under 100 pages and within it's pages are "all that you need to know" about the playwright and their work and includes: Succint introductions by renowned scholars, writers and teachers; An "In a Minute" page, which identifies important world and personal events in the playwright's life; A complete listings of the playwright’s work; A list of the playwright’s contemporaries in all fields; Excerpts from the playwright’s significant works; An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader; An index of the main essay.

Praise:
Read the rave review of PLAYWRIGHTS IN AN HOUR in the LA Times: A new cheatsheet for theater buffs.

Playwrights in An Hour
In an Hour Books, 2010
Paper: $10.00

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