The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok
ISBN: 1939681782
EAN13: 9781939681782
Language: English
Pages: 300
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok

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While Chaim Potok is most famous for his novels, particularly his first book The Chosen (1967), which was listed on The New York Times ' best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies, he also wrote plays all of which are collected and published here for the first time. In the course of excavating his files and VHS tapes, David Bassuk discovered a video of the post-performance discussion on Out of the Depths featuring Chaim Potok and Prof. David Roskies. The transcript of that talk also appears for the first time in print, in this volume. Includes: Out of the Depths (Previously did not exist in written form--the last version was a 1992 video of a staged workshop performance; this play was reconstructed in this collection by Rena Polok and David Bassuk using that version.) Sins of the Father (The Carnival and The Gallery) (Staged in Philadelphia in 1990. Few copies existed, and the plays would have been lost if not for electronic preservation and updating.) The Play of Lights (Performed in Philadelphia in 1992. Few, if any, copies of the play were left, and it would have been lost if not for electronic preservation and updating.) The Chosen (Performed in 1999. Adapted from the novel of the same name into a play by Chaim Potok and Aaron Posner.)

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