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Painting the Stage With People : Garland Wright and the American Theater (Paperback) (Thomas Woldt)

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An unprecedented study of the craft and artistry of one of the most important American stage directors of late twentieth-century theater.Garland Wright was one of the most important, yet least well known, directors and producers in the American theater between 1970 and 1998. An artist of great--albeit sometimes perplexing--vision and intellect, Wright emerged as a leader of the first wave of directors who matured in the American "regional system." During his fifteen-plus-year relationship with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Wright explored and delivered some of his most significant contributions to the regional landscape.  With "The Tempest" as his touchstone, Wright promoted artistry and process, not popularity or finance, as the heart of his theater.In "Painting the Stage with People," author Thomas Woldt has sewn together an extraordinary tapestry of facts, intriguing opinions--and Wright's own compelling words--to yield an unprecedented study of an American director.
Number of Pages: 503
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Itasca Books
Author: Thomas Woldt
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2017
TCIN: 52224947
UPC: 9781635052305
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-5490

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