Guide to Great Plays

Guide to Great Plays

Guide to Great Plays

Guide to Great Plays

Synopsis

With some possible exceptions the plays dealt with in this book are generally acknowledged to be the greatest ever written. For one reason or another virtually all have been considered classics of the drama by master critics and theatergoers of the past and present.

Some readers may feel that this or that play should have been excluded or included, but none can doubt that the theater would be exceedingly dismal if these plays did not exist. A few are perhaps period pieces and some may yet fall by the wayside, but most have truly enduring qualities. This is why so many of them continue to be performed today -- long after they were first written.

It is pertinent to note that although this work was prepared without regard to television its possible usefulness has increased considerably in that this new medium of entertainment is now bringing into the homes of millions of people great plays which have in the past been seen by relatively few. In effect this book provides the televiewer with background notes which will, it is hoped, enhance his appreciation and enjoyment of the drama.

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