THEATRE-IN-THE-ROUND by Margo Jones

THEATRE-IN-THE-ROUND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The exponent and successful producer of circular staging gives an account of her, currently but not historically, radical procedures in a book which is also a crusade for good plays, well produced, running the year round, to meet the modern economic challenge. She tells of the history of the central, arena or circus techniques, she explains how she became interested not only in theatre but in the recent problems of costs of production and adequate theatrical housing and how, through the Houston Community Players and the establishment of a permanent company, the theatre-in-the-round proved a practical experiment. There are carefully explained details of the plays performed, the solutions of the technical problems they offered in furniture, props, costume, make-up, stage direction and acting and there are appendices of casts, the running of a repertory system, a list of similar theatres and a bibliography. A book of immediate interest to all drama and play production courses and students.

Publisher: Rinehart