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Was The Glass Menagerie the first memory play, or merely the first instance of the phrase?

There seems little dispute that Tennessee Williams coined the phrase "memory play" to describe his play The Glass Menagerie, in which one of the characters is also the narrator of events ...
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Is the fact that "La bottega del caffè" is an ensemble comedy an innovation by Goldoni?

Reading La bottega del caffè, one striking fact is that if you ask who the main characters are, the answer is that there are none. It is truly what we would call today an ensemble piece: there are ...
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Why would Goldoni have wanted to allude to a treatise on thermal waters in "La bottega del caffè"?

I managed to find a copy of the critical edition edited by Roberta Turchi of Goldoni's La bottega del caffè. In this book, I found a note that caught my attention. It is a commentary regarding this ...
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Larry Csonka and the Chocolate Factory: confirmation of existence

(Note: Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but this link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/300800/where-can-i-ask-questions-about-a-broadway-show brought me here.) My ...
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Did Goldoni decide to set the action of "La bottega del caffè" during a Venetian carnival for the sake of verisimilitude?

I know that Goldoni is the great reformer of Italian theater, who transformed the 'commedia dell'arte' into true and ‘modern’ theatre texts, entirely scripted, with the various roles defined and ...
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Stage whisper-dominated plays

Among plays that have been written and performed before an audience, what is the largest proportion of any play script that is directed to be performed in stage whispers? I'm interested to know if ...
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Theatre practitioners book

I'm looking for a book that I used to own and can not find. I think it was American, I had a hardback copy, it was blue and I think it had a black and white photo of actors/directors on the cover. It ...
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