Home » A.R. Gurney by Arvid Sponberg
A.R. Gurney Arvid Sponberg

A.R. Gurney

Arvid Sponberg

Published October 14th 2003
ISBN : 9780203492680
ebook
0 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

A. R. Gurney has written over thirty plays, including many standards in the repertoire of American theater. The Dining Room, Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour, and Sylvia, among others, delight audiences across the U.S. and around the world.MoreA. R. Gurney has written over thirty plays, including many standards in the repertoire of American theater. The Dining Room, Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour, and Sylvia, among others, delight audiences across the U.S. and around the world. His plays keep us laughing, even as they offer keen insights into American life. Inspired by Gurneys artistic vision, this unprecedented collection invites the reader into the community of the play - a collaborative forum comprised of actors, directors, playwrights, theatergoers, scholars, and critics. Selections include an opening interview with Gurney exploring his life and creative process, followed by discussions with three actors and noted stage director John Tillinger, who illuminate the playwrights craft from a practical perspective. The focus then shifts to original essays by prominent scholars who analyze Gurneys achievements in the context of American theater and culture. The casebook concludes with a selection of articles by Gurney drawn from important newspapers and periodicals that reveal his superb wit and engaging reflections on contemporary theater. Gurneys is the first among many voices featured in this entertaining collection, which addresses all readers who support and appreciate the theatrical community.