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Backwards and Forwards by David Ball
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A book directed toward theater practitioners, Backwards & Forwards provides solid methods for delving into and interpreting a script. The first section, especially, is useful as it speaks about cause and effect. Most of Part 2 also provides interesting ways to examine plays in their written form. The third and final section peters out a bit as it is a restatement of information already known to those in the field.

To get the most out of this book, have a solid working knowledge of Hamlet, as well as a copy of the script on hand, before you begin as most of the examples are pulled from it.
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Reading Progress

January 10, 2016 – Started Reading
January 10, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2016 – Shelved
January 11, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read

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