ERIC Number: ED158339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
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Thematic Issue: Playwrights and Playwriting.
Kirby, Michael, Ed.
The Drama Review, v21 n4 Entire Issue Dec 1977
Seven of the articles in this journal contain first-person descriptions of the procedures and methods used by outstanding American playwrights in creating their individual plays. The playwrights explain their own writing habits, working conditions, and revision processes in an effort to clarify the elements that contribute to the unusual characteristics of their scripts. The title of each article is indicative of the style of the playwright involved: "How I Write My (Self: Plays)" by Richard Foreman, "I write these messages that come" by Maria Irene Fornes, "Visualization, Language and the Inner Library" by Sam Shepard, "Two Pages a Day" by Megan Terry, "A Reinvention of Form" by Jean-Claude van Itallie, and "...I thought I was hallucinating" by Robert Wilson. The historical section of the journal contains an article on Sologub, a dramatist of the first generation of Russian symbolists, followed by Sologub's chief theoretical work, "The Theatre of One Will," that provides keys to the writer's mystical view of the universe. Also included are an account of an innovative version of "Hamlet" presented in Russia in 1932, an index to volume 21 of the "Drama Review," and several reviews of new books on the theater arts. (MAI)
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