William Saroyan: A Research and Production Sourcebook

by .. Greenwood Publishing Group, Jon Whitmore

GREENWOOD PRESS INC. | December 1, 1994 | Hardcover

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William Saroyan, one of the most prolific writers in America, was the first playwright to win simultaneously both the New York Drama Critics' Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize in playwriting for The Time of Your Life in 1940. In spite of his success, he quickly disappeared from the public eye. During the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote plays but did not allow them to be produced or published. Shortly before his death in 1981, his Play Things was produced at Vienna's English Theatre. This volume concentrates in one source the tremendous amount of information available about Saroyan's life and work in the theatre. A chronology provides a capsule summary of the chief events in his career, and a critical overview assesses his place in American theatre. Entries for his plays include plot synopses, production information, and critical commentary. Annotated primary and secondary bibliographies list his published works, production reviews, and other writings about his theatrical career. The volume also includes archival sources to foster additional research about Saroyan.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.59 × 6.43 × 1.08 in

Published: December 1, 1994

Publisher: GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0313292507

ISBN - 13: 9780313292507

Found in: Direction and Production, Direction and Production, Reference and Language

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William Saroyan: A Research and Production Sourcebook

William Saroyan: A Research and Production Sourcebook

by .. Greenwood Publishing Group, Jon Whitmore

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.59 × 6.43 × 1.08 in

Published: December 1, 1994

Publisher: GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0313292507

ISBN - 13: 9780313292507

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William Saroyan, one of the most prolific writers in America, was the first playwright to win simultaneously both the New York Drama Critics' Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize in playwriting for The Time of Your Life in 1940. In spite of his success, he quickly disappeared from the public eye. During the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote plays but did not allow them to be produced or published. Shortly before his death in 1981, his Play Things was produced at Vienna's English Theatre. This volume concentrates in one source the tremendous amount of information available about Saroyan's life and work in the theatre. A chronology provides a capsule summary of the chief events in his career, and a critical overview assesses his place in American theatre. Entries for his plays include plot synopses, production information, and critical commentary. Annotated primary and secondary bibliographies list his published works, production reviews, and other writings about his theatrical career. The volume also includes archival sources to foster additional research about Saroyan.

Editorial Reviews

?Serious scholars will find helpful a description of major archival sources for further research. Appropriate for collections specializing in drama and theater history.?-Choice