The book features:¿ Rebeck in an Hour, the primary essay in the book¿ Rebeck In a Minute, a snapshot chronology¿ A complete listing of Rebeck¿s work¿ A list of Rebeck¿s contemporaries in all fields¿ Excerpts from Rebeck¿s major ...
Author: Alexis Greene
Theresa Rebeck is a contemporary American playwright noted for both the fierceness of her social commentary and the hilarity of her wit.Influenced by writers and movements as diverse as Chekhov and David Mamet, 19th-century melodrama and 20th-century feminism,Rebeck has created a wide-ranging and frequently produced body of work. Growing up, she was the ¿voice of contention¿ in her large,midwestern family. Today that strong voice and rebellious spirit animate her vibrant, theatrical plays.Setting the playwright in context to her personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you willquickly gain a deep understanding of Theresa Rebeck and the plays she has written. Read Rebeck in an Hour and experience her playslike never before. Know the playwright, love the play! The book features:¿ Rebeck in an Hour, the primary essay in the book¿ Rebeck In a Minute, a snapshot chronology¿ A complete listing of Rebeck¿s work¿ A list of Rebeck¿s contemporaries in all fields¿ Excerpts from Rebeck¿s major plays¿ An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader¿ An index of the main essay.Playwrights in an Hour is a series devoted to the most produced and studied playwrights in the English language, from the Greek masters to contemporary writers, and written by leading authorities in the field. Each short book places the playwright and his or her work in historical, social, and literary context.Alexis Greene is an author, editor, and teacher specializing in theater and women¿s studies. Greene has written or edited nine books about theater. Greene has taught at Vassar College, Hunter College, and New York University. She was cofounder and first president of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, is on the board of the League of Professional Theatre Women.