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Last Operas and Plays : PAJ Books - Gertrude Stein

Last Operas and Plays

PAJ Books

By: Gertrude Stein, Bonnie Marranca (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 22nd May 1995
ISBN: 9780801849855
Number Of Pages: 536
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In the more than 75 plays Gertrude Stein wrote between 1913 and 1946, she envisioned a new dramaturgy, beginning with the pictorial conception of a play as a landscape. She drew into her plays the daily flow of life around her - including the natural world - and turned cities, villages, parts of the dramatic structure, and even her own friends into characters. She made punctuation and typography part of her compositional style and chose words for their joyful impact as sound and wordplay. For Stein, the writing process itself was always important in developing the "continuous present" at the heart of her work. "Last Operas and Plays" contains many of Stein's most important and most-produced works. As a special feature, it also includes her essay "Plays", in which she reflects on the experience in the theatre of seeing and hearing, and on emotion and time.

To Carl Van Vechten's 1949 selection of some of Stein's most important and most produced plays, this reprint adds the essay Plays, in which Stein elaborates her notion of the play as a landscape and, and a new introduction by Bonnie Marranca. * American Literature *

Yes Is for a Very Young Man
The Mother of Us All
Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
A Play of Pounds
A Manoir
Short Sentences
Four Saints in Three Acts
Also includes the essay "Plays"
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ISBN: 9780801849855
ISBN-10: 0801849853
Series: PAJ Books
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 22nd May 1995
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.61