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The play that changed my life : America's foremost playwrights on the plays that influenced them

Author: Ben Hodges; Paula Vogel; American Theatre Wing.
Publisher: New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books : American Theatre Wing, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What was the play that changed your life? What was the play that inspired you; that showed you something entirely new; that was so thrilling or surprising breathtaking or poignant that you were never  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Hodges; Paula Vogel; American Theatre Wing.
ISBN: 9781557837400 1557837406
OCLC Number: 310398817
Description: xxi, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: David Auburn : Little Rock --
Jon Robin Baitz : on reading and seeing plays --
Nilo Cruz : distilled to its essence --
Christopher Durang : the incipient existentialist and the Broadway musical --
Horton Foote : Pasadena and beyond, the New York theatre --
Charles Fuller : memories --
A.R. Gurney : back in Buffalo --
Beth Henley : plays that changed my life --
Tina Howe : "tiens, il est neuf heures" --
David Henry Hwang : two plays, two lives --
David Ives : indelicately unbalanced --
Donald Margulies : a playwright's search for the spiritual father --
Lynn Nottage : succotash on ice --
Sarah Ruhl : the Baltimore waltz and the plays of my childhood --
John Patrick Shanley : standing in the wings --
Diana Son : I will follow --
Regina Taylor : Adrienne Kennedy --
Doug Wright : Bruce and Charles.
Other Titles: American Theatre Wing presents
Responsibility: edited by Ben Hodges ; introduction by Paula Vogel.

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