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Winter's Tales: Reflections on the Novelistic Stage
ISBN: 978-0874139167 (University of Delaware Press, 2005)

Winter's Tales In her newest scholarly book, Winter's Tales, Kathleen George examines stories covering time and space or exhibiting some other characteristics of the epic. She deals with both novels and plays, asking, "Are they as different as some scholars have assumed?" and "In what ways have plays become novelistic?"

"Kathleen George tells an absorbing story about how different kinds of stories get told. Her touchstone is the eponymous romance by Shakespeare."
   —Joseph Roach, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Theater, Yale University

"[This] enlightening treatise on writing for the stage...enlightens by putting plays and their 'opposites' beside each other and showing, by a kind of circumnavigation, what the differences are...it MUST BE the best thing done on the subject."
   —Bert O. States, (Late) Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara

"The writing is elegant, the voice so confident and authoritative, the apercus glittering. The book is quite unclassifiable, part wrtier's notebook, part critic's diary, part theory of narrative and wholly original, insightful, and pleasurable to read."
   —Attilio Favorini, Professor of Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh

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Playwriting: The First Workshop
ISBN-13: 978-1-58115-658-4 Allworth Press, 2008. This book was originally a Butterworth (Focal Press) book, 1994.

Playwriting:  The First Workshop Easy to understand and use, Playwriting: The First Workshop truly captures the workshop experience in teaching you how to write for the stage. Excerpts from and plot summaries of modern classics such as A Streetcar Named Desire and Glengarry Glen Ross teach the fundamentals of playwriting, while samples from student plays offer valuable opportunities for discussion and analysis.

The book offers specific assignments such as using monologues and pantomime, writing about relationship change, etc. that build on the basics of scene construction. It also offers rumination about how the form of a script can alter and affect meaning.

"I've dipped into it several times already and have struck gold each time."
   —Terrence McNally

"What she offers in her fresh and disarmingly informal book is an intelligent, thorough, witty, and, above all, practical examination of just about every conceivable aspect of the art. . . "
   —Bert O. States, (Late) Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara

Available through Allworth Press:
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Rhythm in Drama
ISBN 0-941038-10-6 (Coyne and Chenoweth, 2000)

Rhythm in Drama This book will be a meaningful addition to the literature of dramatic theory and invaluable in the training of stage actors and directors. Students of drama and any theatregoer will be amused and instructed by Professor George's spare and engaging prose.

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Box 81905
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
FAX: (412) 269-7989

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