Best known for his tales of mystery and macabre, Poe ventured far and wide across a range of types of stories. The plays this book are: "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Imp of the Perverse", "Landor's Cottage Revisited", "Spectacles", "Hop-Frog", "The Man of the Crowd", "The Power of Words", "The Man That Was Used Up", Some Words with a Mummy", and "The Oval Portrait". These one-act plays most often require a cast of four actors: two women, two men.
Tony McGowan provides a preface that, among other things, speaks to what many Poe fans are concerned with, that is, how do these plays deal with Poe's concept of fear and Poe's concept of "effect".
Andrew Sutherland provides a stimulating introduction that helps to equip us for a new journey into the many dimensions that Poe lives in and that are explored in the book. One of these dimensions is comic. This may come as a surprise to some who think they know Poe.
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Lance Tait is the author of more than forty one-act and full length plays, as well as comedy sketches and stage adaptations of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Denver, Paris, the United Kingdom, South Africa, South Korea and at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2002, Tait founded Theatre Metropole in Paris. He is also active as a filmmaker, best known for the viral YouTube hit, Sex in Advertising.
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Book Description Enfield Pub & Distribution Co, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1893598055
Book Description Enfield Pub & Dist Co Inc, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111893598055