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215 Plays by 47 Playwrights
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
B&R Samizdat Express - January 27, 2003
ISBN: 0-931968-17-8
Genre: Fiction - Drama

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - March 4, 2003

Please note: As of 9/29/2008, this CD now contains 215 plays by 47 playwrights.

Drama is the a branch of literature in which the stories are designed to be acted out. In other words, dramas are plays. A drama is by its very nature, dramatic. A drama can be set in any genre, and it is a literary art form that has a long and vibrant history. In this CD, Drama, Richard Seltzer has compiled an engrossing collection of dramas from around the world.

This CD includes 215 Plays by 47 Playwrights, with works offered in English, Spanish, German, French, plus works in English translation. In addition to the text of the various plays, many of these plays are enhanced by the inclusion of explanatory notes, introductions, and short biographies of the works' authors.

Authors included in this collection include: Reading and studying these dramas are an ideal exercise for writers who wish to improve their writing style. Writing a play is different from the 'normal' narrative style found in novels. Learning how to write plays, even if you do not have a professional interest in this literary form, will improve your overall writing style. Play writing requires that you look at the world differently, and that you express your thoughts and the story line in a unique format.

In addition to writers, this collection is ideal for the general reader, as well as for students of any age. For the cost of one hard back book you can equip your library with hundreds of plays that represent the pinnacle of this literary style. From the complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan to Chitra, the renowned Indian masterpiece (in one act) by Rabindranath Tagore, these works will tantalize your imagination and your spirit.

Reading Programs

This CD comes with shareware versions of two programs that will be of special interest to readers who are visually impaired, ReadIt and ReadPlease.

System Requirements

Windows PC, plus a web browser such as Explorer or Netscape, or a word processing program such as Word or WordPerfect.

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