UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Modern Drama: England, Scotland, Wales, 1940-2004 (8/31/04; book)
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
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. Most of the essays required for this section are
either biographical profiles of playwrights or brief
analyses of selected plays.
I seek scholars to write 500 word contributions on the
following remaining topics:
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JOE EGG
THE SHAPE OF THINGS
UNDER THE WHALE BACK
THE CLOTHES THEY STOOD UP IN
BLOOD, SWEAT AND FEARS
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.
***Please note: Our list of headwords is solid list
at this point. Please do not send unsolicited
suggestions for additional essays as I will be unable
to acknowledge your requests.
Sample essays and guidelines for submission will
accompany your contract from Grolier.
If you would like to contribute, please contact me via
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 31, 2004. No
submissions will be accepted after this date.
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Received on Sun Jun 13 2004 - 22:44:55 EDT