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Twentieth-Century European Drama : Insights - Brian Docherty

Twentieth-Century European Drama


By: Brian Docherty (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th October 1993
ISBN: 9780333532843
Number Of Pages: 228

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This volume offers critical and theoretical perspectives on some of the major figures in European drama in the 20th century. There are 13 essays, covering Luigi Pirandello, Bertolt Brecht, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Samuel Beckett, Antonin Artaud, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Anouilh, Fernando Arrabal, Jean Genet, Peter Weiss, Vaclav Havel, contemporary German theatre, and Dario Fo and Franca Fame. These essays combine contemporary theory with a discussion of the dramatic work and theories of theatre and drama of the playwrights who created modern drama in Europe. Brian Docherty is the co-editor of "Nineteenth-Century Suspense: From Poe to Conan Doyle", and editor of "American Crime Fiction: Studies in the Genre", "American Horror Fiction: From Brockden Brown to Stephen King", "Twentieth Century American Drama", "American Modernist Poetry", "Twentieth Century British Poetry 1900-50", Twentieth Century British Poetry 1950-90" and "The Beat Generation".

Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Thirteen Essays in Search of a Reader; B.Docherty - Female Masks: Luigi Pirandello's Plays for Women; S.Bassnett - The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht: Theory and Practice; R.Speirs - Witkewicz and the Theatre of Death; R.Howard - Beckett's Stage of Deconstruction; L.St John Butler - Antonin Artaud and the Theatre of Cruelty; B.L.Knapp - Ionesco's Plays: A Conspiracy of the Mind; M.J.Hayes - The Heroic World of Jean Anouilh; A.Amoia - Arrabal's Theatre of Liberation; C.Schumacher - Artaud and Genet's The Maids; G.Day - Weiss/Brooke: Marat/Sade; G.Holderness - Time, Identity and Being: The World of Vaclav Havel; P.Majer - The Germans in Britain; A-M.Taylor - The Theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Laughing All the Way to the Revolution; A.Montgomery - Index

ISBN: 9780333532843
ISBN-10: 0333532848
Series: Insights
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 25th October 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 10