From one of America’s most important contemporary playwrights, a definitive collection of work, including two never-before-published plays, interspersed with personal essays unique to this volumea memoir in plays
A Memoir in Plays
978-0-8021-2357-2 • $35.00 • Cloth • Aug. 2015
“Terrence McNally is one of our most original and audacious dramatists, and one of our funniest.” New Yorker
Since his first play, And Things That Go Bump in the Night, which premiered in 1965, McNally has proven himself to be a trailblazing figure in American theater, known for his exploration of gay themes and his chronicling of America’s changing social attitudes over the past fifty years. In Selected Works, for the very first time, McNally collects a set of eight plays that he considers the most important of his oeuvre, including the Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons and the critically acclaimed And Away We Go, neither of which have been previously published. Introducing each play with a personal essay that recounts an anecdote or discusses an aspect of the play that proceeds it, McNally himself frames his own life in the theater.