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Drama of the Group : A Study of Unanimism in the Plays of Jules Romains - P.J. Norrish

Drama of the Group

A Study of Unanimism in the Plays of Jules Romains

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521155489
Number Of Pages: 184

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This book was originally published in 1958. It is a highly useful introduction to Jules Romains and the unanimist movement as a whole. Its author, P. J. Norrish, begins by giving the reader a comprehensive grounding in the theory and ideals of Unanimism, an early twentieth-century movement that takes ideas of collective consciousness and crowd behaviour and implants them within art and literature. He then contextualises Romains' own Unanimism by showing the existence of unanimist thought within works written before Romains established the movement itself. The main body of Norrish's text, however, is a detailed study of Romains' theatrical works, an analysis of the ways in which the theories and ideals of Unanimism are identifiable within L'Armee dan la Ville, Knock, Le Dictateur and many of Romains' other dramatic pieces. This book will appeal to scholars of Romains, of French theatre and literature, and of the unanimist movement itself.

Introduction: Theory and Ideal:
The concept of unanimism
Unanimism in writers before Jules Romains
The Theory Dramatised:
'Pure' unanimism: L'Armée dans la Ville
Applied unanimism: (a) the Le Trouhadec cycle
Applied unanimism: (b) Knock
Applied unanimism: (c) one-act plays and others
The Ideal Dramatised:
Le Dictateur, Jean Le Maufrans, Musse
The theory and ideal combined: Grâce encoure pour la Terre!
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ISBN: 9780521155489
ISBN-10: 0521155487
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.24