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5.0 out of 5 stars
An excellent intro to the basics of understanding drama, 17 Sept. 2001
This is the book for you if you have an interest in Drama but would like to exoand your understanding of some of the issues involved in the writing and presentation of dramatic concepts. A useful opening chapter covers the basics and then lets you delve around to deepen your understanding in whatever area you wish. You can read it chronologically or dip into particular styles or periods. The approach is simple and avoids being unnecessarily highbrow. If you are a general reader, someone who is developing an interest in drama, a student or an avid devotee then there is something here for you, I would think. I certainly picked up an enormous amount in a short time and will be returning to it in the future for more information.