Art of Play Production, 3rd edition 1973 John Dolman Jr. and Richard K. Knaub
This 3rd edition in 1973 of John Dolman's 1945 book The Art of Play Production underlines the continuing popularity and substantial quality of a basic theater text. Written for amateurs rather than professionals, the book stresses the absence of essential differences between the two audiences with the assertion that "Good theatre is good theatre."
Techniques and materials may change but "good theatre" never grows old.
Through 22 enlightening chapters enhanced by 36 figures and 49 photographs Dolman/Knaub guides amateur-professional-readers from an explanation of the nature of theater to "Running the Show." There is also a bibliography, a page of play-listing agencies and an index.
This hardcover book is in good condition. Some shelf wear on the spine plus foxing and browning but clean with no marks or tears. The book measures 7 1/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches by 1 inch and has 458 pages.