Page extent: 230
ISBN: 9781840027709
Binding: PaperBack

The Well Read Play

Stephen Unwin

PaperBack (18 Feb 2011)

The Well Read Play, deepens our appreciation and enjoyment of drama. Clear and practical guidance helps the reader to understand the workings of a play, spot clues that the playwright has planted, imagine how it can be staged, and decide whether it will stand the test of time. Absorbing and informative, whether for purposes of study, staging or simply leisure, it is the ideal guide for students, directors, teachers and anyone who loves the theatre. 

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781840027709
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 230



'Compelling' Times Literary Supplement

'An overview of contemporary theatrical thinking, distilling into a single volume a lifetime of Unwin’s own wisdom.. Aspiring directors, actors and quite possibly critics will certainly derive much from The Well Read Play... essential reading' British Theatre Guide

'Because many people find it hard to read plays Unwin has written this book to help them. And it works surprisingly well… A useful book, then, from which I learned a lot' The Stage

'Unwin provides a refresher course in the world’s major dramatic movements but also challenges us to think intelligently and without prejudice about them. Whether you are reading this book as a manual for decoding plays or a primer in theatrical history, it is a wise, erudite and perceptive study.' Teaching Drama