Robin's Reviews > Backwards and Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

Backwards and Forwards by David Ball
Rate this book
Clear rating

U 50x66
's review

really liked it

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.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Backwards and Forwards.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

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

No comments have been added yet.