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Modern Drama in Theory and Practice : Volume 1, Realism and Naturalism - J. L. Styan

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice

Volume 1, Realism and Naturalism

Paperback Published: 8th August 1983
ISBN: 9780521296281
Number Of Pages: 224

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This 1981 volume begins with the naturalistic revolt in France against traditional styles of theatre. As realism becomes a European movement the account moves from Paris to the Meiningen company and Ibsen's work as producer and play-wright in Oslo, Chekhov's in Moscow, Shaw's in London, Synge's in Dublin. Among the producers are Antoine, Brahm, Grein, Granville-Baker, Nemirovich-Danchenko and Stanislavsky. The early days of the Irish Dramatic Movement and the chief realistic directors and critics in the USA after Belasco are considered; the tradition is shown to persist in the work of Williams and Miller in the USA and Osborne and Bond in England.

List of illustrations
The Natural revolt
Early theory
A new production style
Ibsen's contribution to realism
Realism in France
Strindberg' contribution to realism
Realism in Germany
Realism in Britain
Shaw's contribution to realism
Realism in Russia
Chekhov's contribution to realism
Conflicts in Dublin
Realism in America: Belasco to 'the method'
Realism in America: early variations
Realism in America: Williams and Miller
New realism in Britain
Realistic theatre
Table of events in the theatre
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ISBN: 9780521296281
ISBN-10: 0521296285
Series: Modern Drama in Theory & Practice : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 8th August 1983
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33