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Backwards and Forwards:Technical Manual for Reading Plays

By: Ball, David

Price: $6.50

Publisher: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV PR: 11/13/2009

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0809311100

ISBN: 0809311100

Condition: USED


This guide to playreading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather then 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 tools for students and practitioners to use as they investigate plot, character, theme, exposition, imagery, motivation/obstacle/conflict, theatricality, and the other crucial parts of the s... View more info