UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Modern Drama (8/28/04; book)

full name / name of organization: 
Kerry Moore
contact email: 
kerlmoore@sbcglobal.net

An Invitation to Students and Scholars of the British
Theatre from Kerry Moore, Editorial Advisor

Grolier is in the midst of producing the publication
of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN DRAMA, edited by
Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn of Vassar
College. This four-volume set will offer a total of
one million words on a variety of topics ranging from
Ibsen to the present, and the target audience consists
of college students, high school students and general
readers. Following is an elaboration from the general
editors:

International, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary in
scope, the encyclopedia will be structured as a
compendium of substantive articles, and will differ
conceptually from previous and existing works of
reference by positioning crucial playwrights directly
into political, cultural, and philosophical contexts.
Experts in the fields of theater history, dramatic
literature and criticism, and theater studies will
engage conventional as well as experimental,
established as well as emerging, authors. Much
emphasis will be placed on the multiplicity of
aesthetic genres, viewpoints, and voices that animate
the modern and contemporary dramatic landscape.

As a member of the Advisory Board, I have
responsibility for the sections on the drama of
England, Scotland, and Wales extending from 1860 to
2004. The remaining essays required for these sections
are either biographical profiles of playwrights or
brief analyses of selected plays.

I seek scholars to write 500 word contributions on the
following topics:

GUY DOMVILLE
Tom Taylor
TICKET OF LEAVE MAN
ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE
THE HOMECOMING
NORMAL
Hanif Kereishi
Anthony Neilson
Joe Orton
John Van Druten
Naomi Wallace
Rebecca Prichard
ESSEX GIRLS
LOOT
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOG
Patrick Marber
Phyllis Nagy
David Storey
Timberlake Wertenbaker
MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
SERJEANT MUSGRAVE’S DANCE
Graham Greene
Derek Walcott
Michael Frayne
7:84

Each entry will bear the author's name, and
contributors will be compensated at the rate of twelve
cents per word, so a 500-word essay would pay $60.
Each contributor may commit to as many or as few
essays as s/he wishes and each topic is available
until I assign it to someone.

Sample essays and guidelines for submission will
accompany your contract from Grolier.

If you would like to contribute, please contact me via
email at kerlmoore_at_sbcglobal.net and let me know which
topics interest you. Please do not submit finished
essays until I have confirmed your assignments.

Deadline for submissions: August 28, 2004

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