ABOUT THE BOOKS
- Cino Nights
- Plays and Playwrights 2011
- Plays and Playwrights 2010
- Plays and Playwrights 2009
- Plays and Playwrights 2008
- Plays and Playwrights 2007
- Plays and Playwrights 2006
- Plays and Playwrights 2005
- Plays and Playwrights 2004
- Plays and Playwrights 2002
- Plays and Playwrights 2001
- Playing with Canons
- Unpredictable Plays
- Below Titles Available Exclusively as an E-Book
- Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium - the e-book
- Plays and Playwrights 2003
- Plays and Playwrights 2004
- Producing on a Short Shoelace by Terry Schreiber
About the series
Charles Mee, noted playwright, writes:
"Thanks so much for sending me Playing with Canons. It's a wonderful book. You are doing the most wonderful work with the books you're publishing. I admire your publishing program immensely."
Mario Fratti in an article entitled New Books - New Writers:
"Most people all over the world know some plays by the great American playwrights Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, Clifford Odets, Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Terrence McNally. What about the other one hundred young playwrights who write with passion and hope and present their plays in small theaters Off Off?
As a drama critic I see many of them. Some have value, validity, promise. I write names and titles in my diary and hope to see their work again, somewhere. Unfortunately some of them disappear forever in the fog of obscurity.
There is fortunately another drama critic, the young Martin Denton, a colleague of mine, who has done something about it. He started collections of the best plays off off. He has already published three elegant volumes. Well, they contain thirty five new plays. The best off off. And finally 35 new names are on the theatre map of New York. The writers will feel encouraged and will persist in their activity as dedicated lovers of new dramas, new visions of the world....
I have read these plays carefully. They are all interesting. I find sixteen of them exceptionally good. Which ones? Buy the books. You will find in them pleasant surprises."
[Mario Fratti is a drama critic and a playwright. He was born in Italy but has been living in New York City since 1963. His plays have been performed in more than six hundred theatres in nineteen languages. The musical Nine (his adaptation of Felini’s 8 ½ ) won numerous awards including the Outer Critic Circle Award, eight Drama Desk Awards and five Tony Awards.]
"For theater attendees who are smorgasbored the new anthology is a casbah of theater happenings...there is a nostalgic feel to this future-gazing collage..this a collection for those who suffer from irony-poor blood & a must read for the dramatics-addicted"
Dr. Larry Myers, Professor at St. John's University, playwright
About Playing With Canons
"Editor Martin Denton has put together 18 of the most interesting stage adaptations of classics, or revisions to theatrical classics in this one volume. You've heard me rave about show that I've seen like the Drama Desk Award-nominated "Frankenstein" (which happens to be touring) and a stage adaptation of the classic novel "Bartleby, the Scrivener." Well, now you can see what I've found so fascinating on stage.
Among some of the other treats in "Canons," a youthfully playful take on the oldest extant play we have, Aeschylus' "The Persians." And a terrific two part adaptation of Dostoevsky's "THe Brothers Karamazov." You probably could spend the rest of winter tucked away warm in bed and quite happy with this one."
- Andy Propst, American Theater Web