Man of LA Mancha - Dale Wasserman (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780394406190
Department
Books
Released
12 Oct 1966
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Dale Wasserman
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
82
Dimensions
197 x 133 x 6mm (136g)

Annotation

Contains the script of the musical play which is based on Cervantes' classic, Don Quixote

Summary

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, 1966

"To me the most interesting aspect of the success of Man of La Mancha is the fact that it plows squarely upstream against the prevailing current of philosophy in the theater. That current is best identified by its catch-labels--Theater of the Absurd, Black Comedy, the Theater of Cruelty--which is to say the theater of alienation, of moral anarchy and despair. To the practitioners of those philosophies Man of La Mancha must seem hopelessly naive in its espousal of illusion as man's strongest spiritual need, the most meaningful function of his imagination. But I've no unhappiness about that. "Facts are the enemy of truth," says Cervantes-Don Quixote. And that is precisely what I felt and meant."--Dale Wasserman, from the Preface.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Plays
BISAC Subject 1
Drama / General
BISAC Subject 2
Drama / General
BISAC Subject 3
Drama / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Musicals; Librettos.
Dewey Classification
782.81028

Author Bio

Dale Wasserman wrote for theater, television, and film for more than fifty years and is best known for the musical Man of La Mancha, a multiple Tony Award winner. He also wrote the stage play One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on Ken Kesey's novel, which has won several Tony Awards. Both shows continue to be produced nationally and internationally with an estimated 300 productions a year.