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The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Docudrama Series

Pivotal Moments in American History

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Published: 14th May 2020
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 21mm
Weight: 370g
ISBN-10: 1350135798
ISBN-13: 9781350135796
Barcode No: 9781350135796
A unique play anthology featuring five gripping docudramas originally commissioned by L.A. Theatre Works that each explore pivotal moments in 20th century U.S history. With ensemble casts and innovative staging potential these plays are perfect for theatre companies, schools and educational groups looking to stage familiar historical stories in new and original ways. Each play is accompanied by dramaturgical notes that help contextualize and analyze both the events themselves and the dramatic form in which they are presented. The scripts included are: The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial by Peter Goodchild The Real Dr. Strangelove by Peter Goodchild RFK: The Journey to Justice by Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin The Chicago Conspiracy Trial by Peter Goodchild Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers by Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons (Winner of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Best Live Entertainment Award, 1992) As well as five scripts this anthology includes a foreword by Professor Michael Hackett, professor of directing and theatre history at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

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[Each play] is superb and the whole volume should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in American politics and wider social studies. * British Theatre Guide *