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Play Readings by Rob Urbinati

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Chapter 14Nondevelopmental Readings

The primary focus of this book is Play Readings in the context of new play development. However, many theatres, schools, libraries, museums, publishing houses, literary clubs, historical societies, and other organizations present Readings of classic or previously produced plays and musicals or selections from historical documents, texts, and speeches. The uses of these Nondevelopmental Readings are vast and varied.

Plays

Many theatres that devote their programming to classics present Readings of obscure texts. These Readings expose audiences to unfamiliar works and may inform programming. They are open to the general public and can be benefits, galas, or fundraisers. Red Bull Theater, Mint Theater Company, ...

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