Scarecrow Press announces the release of Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection by Amnon Kabatchnik. Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000 (Hardcover, 608 pages, ISBN: 978-0-8108-8354-3, $125.00) is now available wherever fine books are sold. Blood on the Stage is also available in an eBook edition.
In Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000, Kabatchnik, an award-winning director and professor, provides an overview of 80 milestone plays of crime, mystery and detection produced in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
Featuring such works as suspense melodramas, psychological thrillers and baffling whodunits-plays revolving around murder, theft, chicanery, kidnapping, political intrigue or espionage-Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000 highlights those works of enduring importance, pioneering contributions, singular innovations, outstanding success, and representative works by prolific playwrights within the genre. Presented chronologically, each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data, opinions of well-known and respected critics and scholars.
Numerous notable playwrights, such as David Mamet, Ira Levin, Stephen Sondheim, Sam Shepard, Reginald Rose, Charles Ludlam, Aaron Sorkin, William F. Buckley Jr., Larry Gelbart, Rupert Holmes, Romulus Linney, Ariel Dorfman, Terence Rattigan, Tom Stoppard, Anthony Shaffer, Jeffrey Archer, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, are represented in Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000.
In addition, Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000 includes entries about such criminous musicals as Chicago, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and also includes dramatizations of novels by distinguished detective story writers Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Patricia Highsmith, Simon Brett, and Walter Mosley.