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Ballet, Arthur H.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 223 publications in 1 language and 7,498 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PS634, 812.5408
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Most widely held works about Arthur H Ballet
 
Most widely held works by Arthur H Ballet
Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays by Arthur H Ballet( )

35 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 4,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the ninth volume in the continuing series Playwrights for Tomorrow, which makes available collections of plays by dramatists who have participated in the program of the Office for Advanced Drama Research at the University of Minnesota. Arthur H.B
Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays( )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 9( )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the ninth volume in the continuing series Playwrights for Tomorrow, which makes available collections of plays by dramatists who have participated in the program of the Office for Advanced Drama Research at the University of Minnesota
Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 8( )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for Tomorrow was first published in 1972. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Three playwrights are represented in this, the eighth volume of the continuing series Playwrights for Tomorrow, which makes available the work of playwrights who have been sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Advanced Drama Research. Under the program of the O.A.D.R., which is aided by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, writers are given the opportunity to work on their scripts and have their plays produced by cooperating theater companies. The program is directed by Arthur H. Ballet, the series editor. The three plays in this volume are A Gun Play by Yale M. Udoff, Anniversary on Weedy Hill by Allen Joseph, and The Nihilist by William N. Monson. Professor Ballet provides an introduction in which he explains the purpose and scope of the O.A.D.R. program, recounts some of its history and accomplishments, and tells a little about the O.A.D.R. productions of each of the plays included here. A Gun Play was produced by the Hartford Stage Company in Hartford, Connecticut, under the direction of Paul Weidner. Later it had an off-Broadway run in New York City, staged by commercial producers. The author, Yale Udoff, is a professional writer primarily involved in the mass media. Anniversary on Weedy Hill was produced by Theatre West, a professional company in West Hollywood, California. Allen Joseph, the author, a professional actor in film and television, turned to playwriting in the midst of a well-established career in the theater. The Nihilist was the second play of the O.A.D.R. offered through the facilities of the University of California at Davis Theatre under the direction of Alfred Rossi. William Monson, the playwright, is from the world of academe
Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 12( )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for Tomorrow was first published in 1975. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This twelfth volume in the series of collections of plays by writers who have worked under the auspices of the Office for Advanced Drama Research (O.A.D.R.) at the University of Minnesota contains four plays and an introduction by Arthur H. Ballet. The O.A.D.R., of which Professor Ballet is the director, is an experimental project which provides promising playwrights with the opportunity to work with cooperating theatres in the production of their plays. The plays which make up this collection are The Root by McCarthy Coyle, Wilson by George Greanias, A Lean and Hungry Priest by Warren Kliewer, and A Bunch of the Gods Were Sitting Around One Day by James Spencer. The plays by Mr. Coyle and by Mr. Spencer were produced at the American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco. Mr. Greanias's play was staged at the Alley Theatre in Houston, and Mr. Kliewer's was given, in an earlier version, at the Scorpio Rising Theatre, Los Angeles. In his introduction Professor Ballet points out that works by playwrights in the O.A.D.R. program have been produced not only in cooperating theatres in the United States but in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, and Canada as well. It grows increasingly difficult, he writes, to find playhouses willing to risk an "imperfect" new play and playwright or to challenge their audiences to dare explore unknown dramatic and theatrical territory. "More dangerous still," he comments, "has been the tendency for some directors to make theatre their own, highly personal art. Many important, and many more unimportant, theatres have become showcases for artistic directors who impose their will on all work, old or new."
Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 11( )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for Tomorrow was first published in 1973. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This volume presents four plays by writers who have worked under the program of the Office for Advanced Drama Research (O.A.D.R.) at the University of Minnesota, an experimental project which provides promising playwrights with the opportunity of working with cooperating theatres in the production of their plays. Arthur H. Ballet, the editor, is director of the O.A.D.R. The plays in this volume and the theatres which cooperated in their production are Boxes by Susan Yankowitz, Magic Theatre, Berkeley, California; Canvas by David Roszkowski, Scorpio Rising Theatre, Los Angeles; Bierce Takes on the Railroad! by Philip A. Bosakowski, Theatre III, College of Marin, Kentfield, California; and Chamber Piece by John O'Keefe, Magic Theatre, Berkeley, California. In an introduction Professor Ballet discussed the program and accomplishments of the O.A.D.R., which was established with the aid of a Rockefeller Foundation grant. He writes: "It seemed obvious that no artist worked in more lonely isolation and needed more direct contact with the theatre than the playwright. Despite loud pronouncements ... that theatres outside of New York were searching for new plays and writers, the evidence indicates that very few theatres really wanted to work with unknown but living playwrights. The O.A.D.R., in its small way, has tried to open a highway ... between new, often untried writers and willing, even brave theatres. As Speech and Drama (England) pointed out in a review of earlier volumes of the Playwrights for Tomorrow series: "Schemes like this one at Minnesota deserve the highest praise. On the evidence of these volumes, the executive committee which operates this venture is not attempting to impose any single imprint on its authors--a further example of the generosity of the patronage."
Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 13( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 7( )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow. a collection of plays( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 2 by Arthur H Ballet( )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow. a collection of plays( )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow. A collection of plays, volume 3 by Arthur H Ballet( )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow, a collection of plays, volume 4 by Arthur H Ballet( )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays( )

in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays by Arthur Harold Ballet( )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays by Arthur Harold Ballet( )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays by Arthur H Ballet( )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays( )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays( )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays( )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ballet, Arthur H.

Ballet, Arthur Harold

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English (109)