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Playwrights in Rehearsal
The Seduction of Company





ISBN 9780415919708
Published March 28, 2001 by Routledge
320 Pages

 
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Book Description

Playwrights in Rehearsal is an inside look at the writer's role in the creative process of bringing his or her words to life on stage. Susan Letzler Cole, granted rare access to some of the major playwrights of our time, recounts her participation in rehearsal with Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks, and others.

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Biography

Susan Letzler Cole is Professor of English and Director of the Drama Concentration at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. She is the author of Directors in Rehearsal: A Hidden World (Routledge) and The Absent One: Mourning Ritual, Tragedy, and the Performance of Ambivalence.

Reviews

"...fresh approach... ...both engaging and invigorating, has something to say to anyone interested in the process of how modern drama is made." -- Manchesteronstage.co.uk
"...this is a rare chance to experience some of the creative energy that goes into her work, which is so rarely performed outside the States." -- Manchesteronstage.co.uk
"The book's appeal to playwrights, directors, actors, and designers is abundantly clear as it provides insight on the collaborative process. However this book also serves as a wonderful resource for those producing the same or other works by the authors in Cole's study. She delves into the creative worlds of these playwrights, exploring such issues as Shepard's fascination with the culture of the American West and Kushner's passion for the relationship between theory and action. For this reason, the book is particularly useful for production dramaturgs or those studying these playwrights."


." -- M. Shane Grant, Florida State University, Theatre Topics
"The book's appeal to playwrights, directors, actors, and designers is abundantly clear as it provides insight on the collaborative process. However this book also serves as a wonderful resource for those producing the same or other works by the authors in Cole's study. She delves into the creative worlds of these playwrights, exploring such issues as Shepard's fascination with the culture of the American West and Kushner's passion for the relationship between theory and action. For this reason, the book is particularly useful for production dramaturgs or those studying these playwrights."


." -- M. Shane Grant, Florida State University, Theatre Topics