Playreader's Repertory, 1970 Edited Melvin R White and Frank M Whiting
Playreader's Repertory An Anthology for Introduction to Theatre, 1970, was edited by Melvin R. White and Frank M. Whiting.
It includes 14 plays with well chosen illustrations and carefully written introductions.
For centuries writers have chosen to write essays, novels, poems and plays. Over these centuries readers have had to learn how best to enjoy and to profit from their reading. History shows that the pleasurable reading of plays has been the most difficult to acquire.
There are reasons of course, and the reading of plays does take particular skills. For me, the most important skill is imagination! As Anatole France once wrote: "To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything."
This vintage anthology is an excellent introduction to the world of dramatic literature staged in the theater of the reader's mind. An excellent addition to a theatre-lover's or collector's library.
This paperback has been well used. It is, however, still very strong and firm in all ways, no marks, no tears. Yet the edges of the cover show wear, and pages are beginning to brown a bit.
The book measures 5 3/4 inches by just about 9 inches by 1 3/4 inches, and it has 806 pages