In Blood on the Stage: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection, An Annotated Repertoire, 1950 – 1975, author Amnon Kabatchnik continues the focus of his previous volume (1925-1950) and provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection of this period. Addressing the development of the crime genre in the legitimate theatre, Kabatchnik discusses more than 120 full-length plays produced between 1950 and 1975.
Arranged in chronological order, the productions cited are all works of enduring importance, pioneering contributions, singular innovations, or outstanding success. Many of the most notable playwrights of the era are represented, including:
Horton Foote, Bertolt Brecht, Arthur Miller, Frederick Knott, Joe Orton, Anthony Shaffer, Peter Shaffer, William Faulkner, Tom Stoppard and Agatha Christie.
Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data, and the opinions of well known and respected critics and scholars.
|Blood on the Stage 1950-1975, Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery and Detection
Pages: 704 ISBN: 0-8108-7783-X ISBN13: 978-0-8108-7783-2 Binding: Cloth.
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