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Modernism in European Drama

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780802082060
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Modernism in European Drama PDF Format Full Free by Frederick J. Marker and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays, originally published over the last forty years in the journal Modern Drama, explores the drama of four of the most influential European proponents of modernism in the European Drama: Ibsen, Strandberg, Pirandello and Beckett.


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Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474467458
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama PDF Format Full Free by Hedwig Fraunhofer and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-21 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arguing that existing modernisation theories have been unnecessarily one-sided, Hedwig Fraunhofer offers a rewriting of modernity that cuts across binary methodologies - nature and culture, mind and matter, epistemology and ontology, critique and affirmative writing, dramatic and postdramatic theatre. She specifically reworks the biopolitical exclusions that mark modern western epistemology, leading up to modernity's totalitarian crisis point.Fraunhofer reveals the performativity of theatre in its double sense - as theatrical production and as the intra-activity of a dynamic system of multiple relations between human and more-than-human actors, energies and affects. In modern theatre, public and private, human and more-than-human, materiality and meaning collapse in a common life.


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The Modernist World

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317696166
Pages : 650 pages
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Download The Modernist World PDF Format Full Free by Allana Lindgren and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. The 61 new essays address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music, film, and intellectual currents. The book also examines modernist histories and practices around the globe, including East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Arab World, as well as the United States and Canada. A detailed introduction provides an overview of the scholarly terrain, and highlights different themes and concerns that emerge in the volume. The Modernist World is essential reading for those new to the subject as well as more advanced scholars in the area – offering clear introductions alongside new and refreshing insights.


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Yeats and European Drama

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0521769116
Pages : 237 pages
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Download Yeats and European Drama PDF Format Full Free by Michael McAteer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-08-05 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Michael McAteer examines the plays of W. B. Yeats, considering their place in European theatre during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This original study considers the relationship Yeats's work bore with those of the foremost dramatists of the period, drawing comparisons with Henrik Ibsen, Maurice Maeterlinck, August Strindberg, Luigi Pirandello and Ernst Toller. It also shows how his plays addressed developments in theatre at the time, with regard to the Naturalist, Symbolist, Surrealist and Expressionist movements, and how symbolism identified Yeats's ideas concerning labour, commerce and social alienation. This book is invaluable to graduates and academics studying Yeats but also provides a fascinating account for those in Irish studies and in the wider field of drama.


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The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521535274
Pages : 310 pages
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Download The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism PDF Format Full Free by Pericles Lewis and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-05-03 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher description


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Contemporary British Theatre

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137010134
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Contemporary British Theatre PDF Format Full Free by V. Angelaki and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-09-12 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection brings together a team of internationally prominent academics and delivers cutting-edge discourse on the strongly emerging tradition of experimentation in contemporary British theatre - redefining what the dramatic stands for today. Each chapter of the collection focuses on influential contemporary plays and playwrights.


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Modernism

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1134119801
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Modernism PDF Format Full Free by Peter Childs and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-11-05 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today. Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural revolution. In this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global and local contexts, Peter Childs: details the origins of the modernist movement and the influence of thinkers such as Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure and Einstein explores the radical changes which occurred in the literature, drama, art and film of the period traces 'modernism at work' in Anglophone literatures, especially in writings by a range of key figures including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Nella Larsen, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, T. S. Eliot, and many others reflects upon the shift from modernism to postmodernism. At once accessible and critically informed, Modernism guides readers from first steps in the field to an advanced understanding of one of the most important cultural movements of the last centuries.


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The A to Z of American Theater

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 0810868849
Pages : 618 pages
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Download The A to Z of American Theater PDF Format Full Free by James Fisher and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2009 with total page 618 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The period of 1880 to 1929 is the richest theater era in American history, certainly in the number of plays produced and significant artists, as well as in the centrality of theater in the lives of Americans. As the impact of European modernism gradually seeped into American theater during the 1880s and 1890s, more traditional forms of theater gave way to futurism, symbolism, surrealism, and expressionism. Such playwrights as Eugene O'Neill, George Kelly, Elmer Rice, Philip Barry, and George S. Kaufman ushered in the golden age of American drama. The A to Z of American Theater: Modernism focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by modernism in Europe and by the popular entertainment that also enlivened the era. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, designers, and costumes.


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Historical Dictionary of American Theater

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ISBN 13 : 1538107864
Pages : 808 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of American Theater PDF Format Full Free by James Fisher and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 808 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism covers the history of modernist American Theatre through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 2,000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, and notable plays.


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A History of Modern Drama

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1444343742
Pages : 528 pages
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Download A History of Modern Drama PDF Format Full Free by David Krasner and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering the period 1879 to 1959, and taking in everything from Ibsen to Beckett, this book is volume one of a two-part comprehensive examination of the plays, dramatists, and movements that comprise modern world drama. Contains detailed analysis of plays and playwrights, connecting themes and offering original interpretations Includes coverage of non-English works and traditions to create a global view of modern drama Considers the influence of modernism in art, music, literature, architecture, society, and politics on the formation of modern dramatic literature Takes an interpretative and analytical approach to modern dramatic texts rather than focusing on production history Includes coverage of the ways in which staging practices, design concepts, and acting styles informed the construction of the dramas


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Australian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White

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Publisher : Anthem Press
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ISBN 13 : 1783088362
Pages : 132 pages
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Download Australian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White PDF Format Full Free by Denise Varney and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the early 1960s the board of governors of the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia rejected two Patrick White plays, The Ham Funeral in 1962 and Night on Bald Mountain in 1964. Australian Theatre, Modernism and Patrick White documents the scandal that followed the board’s rejections of White’s plays, especially as it acted against the advice of its own drama committee and artistic director on both occasions. Denise Varney and Sandra D’Urso analyze the two events by drawing on the performative behaviour of the board of governors to focus on the question of governance. They shed new light on the cultural politics that surrounded the rejections, arguing that it represents an instance of executive governance of cultural production, in this case theatre and performance. The central argument of the book is that aesthetic modernism in theatre and drama struggled to achieve visibility and acceptability, and posed a threat to the norms and values of early to mid-twentieth-century Australia. The recent productions indicate that despite the Adelaide Festival’s early hostile rejections, White’s plays endure.


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Luigi Pirandello

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Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1438125895
Pages : 151 pages
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Download Luigi Pirandello PDF Format Full Free by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: User's guide - Editor's notes and intro. - Comprehensive bio. - Detailed plot summaries of each play - Extracts from critical essays that examine important aspects of each work - A complete biography of the writer's plays - A list of critical works about the playwright - An index of themes and ideas covered in the plays


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Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319986392
Pages : 254 pages
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Download Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969 PDF Format Full Free by Mark Brown and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-12-30 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that Scottish theatre has, since the late 1960s, undergone an artistic renaissance, driven by European Modernist aesthetics. Combining detailed research and analysis with exclusive interviews with ten leading figures in modern Scottish drama, the book sets out the case for the last half-century as the strongest period in the history of the Scottish stage. Mark Brown traces the development of Scottish theatre’s Modernist revolution from the arrival of influential theatre director Giles Havergal at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow in 1969 through to the advent of the National Theatre of Scotland in 2006. Finally, the book contemplates the future of Scotland’s theatrical renaissance. It is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary theatre and/or the modern history of live drama in Scotland.


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New Oceania

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000576612
Pages : 270 pages
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Download New Oceania PDF Format Full Free by Matthew Hayward and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-30 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For so long figured in European discourses as the antithesis of modernity, the Pacific Islands have remained all but absent from the modernist studies’ critical map. Yet, as the chapters of New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific collectively show, Pacific artists and writers have been as creatively engaged in the construction and representation of modernity as any of their global counterparts. In the second half of the twentieth century, driving a still ongoing process of decolonisation, Pacific Islanders forged an extraordinary cultural and artistic movement. Integrating Indigenous aesthetics, forms, and techniques with a range of other influences — realist novels, avant-garde poetry, anti-colonial discourse, biblical verse, Indian mythology, American television, Bollywood film — Pacific artists developed new creative registers to express the complexity of the region’s transnational modernities. New Oceania presents the first sustained account of the modernist dimensions of this period, while presenting timely reflections on the ideological and methodological limitations of the global modernism rubric. Breaking new critical ground, it brings together scholars from a range of backgrounds to demonstrate the relevance of modernism for Pacific scholars, and the relevance of Pacific literature for modernist scholars.


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The Oxford Handbook of American Drama

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199731497
Pages : 593 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of American Drama PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey H. Richards and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-02 with total page 593 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the history of American drama from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It describes origins of early republican drama and its evolution during the pre-war and post-war periods. It traces the emergence of different types of American drama including protest plays, reform drama, political drama, experimental drama, urban plays, feminist drama and realist plays. This volume also analyzes the works of some of the most notable American playwrights including Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller and those written by women dramatists.


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The Theatre of Eugene O’Neill

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1474238424
Pages : 256 pages
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Download The Theatre of Eugene O’Neill PDF Format Full Free by Kurt Eisen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2018 The Theatre of Eugene O'Neill offers a new comprehensive overview of O'Neill's career and plays in the context of the American theatre. Organised thematically, it considers his modernist intervention in the theatre, offers readers detailed analysis of the plays, and assesses the recent resurgence in his reputation and new approaches to staging his work. It includes a study of all his major plays-The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Desire Under the Elms-besides numerous other full length and one act dramas. Eugene O'Neill is generally credited with inventing modern American drama, in a time of cultural ferment and lively artistic and intellectual change. Yet O'Neill's theatrical instincts were always shaped by American stage traditions that were inextricable from his sense of himself and his own national culture. This study shows that his theatrical modernism represents not so much a break from these traditions as a reinvention of their scope and significance in the context of international stage modernism, offering an image of national culture and character that opens new possibilities for the stage while remaining rooted in its past. Kurt Eisen traces O'Neill's modernism throughout the dramatists's work: his attempts to break from the themes, plots, and moral conventions of the traditional melodramatic theatre; his experiments in stagecraft and theme, and their connection to traditional theatre and his European modernist contemporaries; the turn toward direct and indirect self-representation; and his critique of the family and of American 'pipe dreams' and the allure of success. The volume additionally features four contributed essays providing further critical perspectives on O'Neill's work, alongside a chronology of the writer's life and times.


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Modernists and the Theatre

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350145505
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Modernists and the Theatre PDF Format Full Free by James Moran and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-12-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modernists and the Theatre is the first study to examine how theories of modernism intersect with those of the theatre within the works, philosophies and literary lives of six key modernist writers. Drawing on a wealth of unfamiliar archive material and fresh readings of neglected documents, James Moran reveals how these literary figures interacted with the theatre through playwriting, by engaging in philosophical debates and participating in theatrical performances. Chapters assess W.B. Yeats's very earliest playwriting, Ezra Pound's onstage acting, the interconnections between James Joyce's and D.H. Lawrence's sense of drama, Eliot's thinking about theatre in Dublin, and the feminist politics of Virginia Woolf's small-scale theatrical experiments. While these writers valued coterie production and often made hostile comments about drama, this volume highlights the paradoxical fact that, despite their harsh words, the theatrically 'large-scale' also attracted each of these writers. The theatre event of 'restricted production' offered modernists a satisfying mode of sharing their work amongst the like-minded, and the book discloses a set of unfamiliar events of this sort that allowed these writers to act as agents of legitimation in granting cultural value. The book explores their engagements with popular drama, as well as the long-forgotten acting performances in which each of these writers personally participated. Moran uncovers how the playhouse became a key geographical space where the high-modernists could explore a tension that fascinated them, and which motivated much of their wider thinking and literary work.