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Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, 4th Edition by James Thomas

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Preface

New in this Edition

This edition contains new information about analysis of nonrealistic plays. Plays that depart from everyday reality in whole or in part, in content or in form, are being produced to a greater extent than ever. Because this type of writing does not coincide with observable reality, it is called nonrealistic. Throughout history much of dramatic literature has employed nonrealistic elements. Although some elements may be nonrealistic, the plays themselves do not of necessity assert anything against realism itself. Nonrealistic plays, on the other hand, assert something against realism. They assert that realism itself is artificial, outmoded, or even contrary to the laws of nature. The plays singled out in this new edition ...

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