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Oedipus the King

by Sophocles & Nicholas Rudall Ivan R. Dee (August 29, 2000)

The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Plays for Performance Series.


by Euripides & Nicholas Rudall Ivan R. Dee (August 29, 2000)

Medea, whose magical powers helped Jason and the Argonauts take the Golden Fleece, remains one of the strongest female characters ever to appear on stage. In the play she kills her own children. Plays for Performance...

The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chechov Ivan R. Dee (September 01, 1995)

Chekhov's great tragicomic eulogy for a passing way of life is superbly adapted to make a powerful and beautifully playable drama. Plays for Performance Series.

Mis-directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre

by Terry McCabe Ivan R. Dee (December 16, 2008)

Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director's view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director's vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece...


by Henrik Ibsen & Nicholas Rudall Ivan R. Dee (October 01, 1990)

A play of stinging contemporaneity-about religious and societal hypocrisy, guilt that feeds on innocence, the terror of the inevitable, and the battle between truth and darkness, freedom and constraint. Plays...

Stage Managing and Theatre Etiquette: A Basic Guide

by Linda Apperson Ivan R. Dee (September 01, 1998)

Here is a practical introduction to one of the most complex jobs in theatre. Linda Apperson clearly and concisely leads the reader through the procedures and responsibilities of stage management, from auditions...

Six Characters in Search of an Author

by Luigi Pirandello Ivan R. Dee (January 01, 1998)

Robert Brustein's highly acclaimed adaptation of Pirandello's masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality which follows a group of characters who try to fashion their life stories into acceptable drama. Plays...

The Prince of Homburg

by Heinrich von Kleist Ivan R. Dee (October 01, 1990)

Von Kleist's last work and his masterpiece-a story of guilt, innocence, and moral righteousness involving a prince who violates his orders of battle when distracted by a beautiful princess. Plays for Performance...

Working on the Play and the Role: The Stanislavsky Method for Analyzing the Characters in a Drama

by Irina Levin & Igor Levin Ivan R. Dee (June 01, 1992)

The Stanislavsky method for analyzing the characters in a drama, systematized for the first time and clearly explained, using the complete text of The Cherry Orchard as illustration. "An excellent book, highly...

Guru: My Days with Del Close

by Jeff Griggs Ivan R. Dee (April 25, 2005)

A legend of improvisational theater, Del Close is best known for discovering and cultivating the talents of John Belushi, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and countless other comedy giants. Jeff Griggs...

James Purdy: Selected Plays

by James Purdy & John Uecker Ivan R. Dee (June 16, 2009)

Hailed as a creative genius (TLS) and a singular American visionary (New York Times), James Purdy may be best known for his remarkable novels, but he is also an astonishing playwright who has written nine full-length...

The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood

by Louis Rosen Ivan R. Dee (August 17, 1999)

A powerful and moving story of the racial transformation of an American neighborhood, told in memoir and oral narrative. "It deserves to become a classic....This text needs to be understood and performed at...

The Theatre of Revolt: An Approach to Modern Drama

by Robert Brustein Ivan R. Dee (February 01, 1991)

Focusing on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O'Neill, and Genet, Mr. Brustein uncovers the roots of the modern theatre in the soil of the rebellion they cultivated. "One of the standard...

Theatre for Children: A Guide to Writing, Adapting, Directing, and Acting

by David Wood & Janet Grant Ivan R. Dee (March 15, 1999)

David Wood has been called by The London Times the national children's dramatist. Presenting theatre for children as a seperate art form, Mr. Wood analyzes the skills involved in entertaining and involving audiences...

Antigone: In a New Translation by Nicholas Rudall

by Sophocles Ivan R. Dee (October 01, 1998)

One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing...