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Theatre in theory, 1900-2000 : an anthology / edited by David Krasner.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • xviii, 577 p. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [557]) and index.
Contents:
  • Acknowledgments.Introduction.Part I: 1900-1920:.Introduction to Part I.1. August Strindberg (1849-1912).Preface to Miss Julie (1888).2. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).The Decay of Lying: An Observation (1889).3. Henri Bergson (1859-1941).Laughter (Le Rire, 1900).4. Valery Bryusov (1873-1924).Against Naturalism in the Theatre (from "Unnecessary Truth") (1902).5. Romain Rolland (1866-1944).The People's Theatre (1903).6. Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949).The Modern Drama (1904).7. Aida Overton Walker (1880-1914).Colored Men and Women on the Stage (1905).8. Vsevolod Vaslov Meyerhold (1874-1940).The Naturalistic Theatre and the Theatre of Mood (1908).9. Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966).The Actor and the Uber-marionette (1908).10. William Butler Yeats (1865-1939).The Tragic Theatre (1910).11. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).Against the Well-Made Play (1911).12. F. T. Marinetti (1876-1944).Futurism and the Theatre (1913).13. Georg Lukacs (1885-1971).The Sociology of Modern Drama (1914).14. Emma Goldman (1869-1940).Foreword to The Social Significance of Modern Drama (1917).Part II: 1920-1940:.Introduction to Part II.15. Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936).On Comedy (1920).16. Stanislaw Witkiewicz (1885-1939).On a New Type of Play (1920).17. Adolphe Appia (1862-1928).Organic Unity (1921).18. Georg Kaiser (1878-1945).Man in the Tunnel, or: The Poet and the Play (1923).19. Alain Locke (1886-1954).The Negro and the American Stage (1926).The Drama of Negro Life (1926).20. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)."Krigwa Players Little Negro Theatre": The Story of a Little Theatre Movement (1926).Criteria of Negro Art (1926).21. Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956).The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre (1930).Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction (ca. 1936).Alienation Effect in Chinese Acting (1936).22. Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953).Memoranda on Masks (1932).Second Thoughts (1932).A Dramatist's Notebook (1933).23. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946).Plays (1934).24. Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960).Characteristics of Negro Expression (1934).25. Federico Garcia Lorca (1899-1936).The Prophecy of Lorca (1934).26. Antonin Artaud (1896-1949).On the Balinese Theatre (1938).No More Masterpieces (1938).27. Walter Benjamin (1892-1940).What is Epic Theatre? (1939).28. Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959).The Essence of Tragedy (1939).29. Karel Brusak (1913-2004).Signs in the Chinese Theatre (1939).Part III: 1940-1960:.Introduction to Part III.30. Jind ich Honzl (1894-1953).Dynamics of the Sign in the Theatre (1940).31. Thornton Wilder (1897-1975).Some Thoughts on Playwrighting (1941).32. Arthur Miller (1915-2005).Tragedy and the Common Man (1949).33. T. S. Eliot (1888-1965).Poetry and Drama (1950).34. Tennessee Williams (1911-1983).The Timeless World of the Play (1951).35. John Gassner (1903-1967)."Enlightenment" and Modern Drama (1954).36. Friedrich Durrenmatt (1921-1990).Problems of the Theatre (1955).37. Sean O'Casey (1880-1964).Green Goddess of Realism (1956).38. Eric Bentley (b. 1916).What is Theatre? A Point of View (1956).39. Northrop Frye (1912-1991).Specific Forms of Drama (1957).40. Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994).The Avant-Garde Theatre (1960).41. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).Beyond Bourgeois Theatre (1960).Part IV: 1960-1980:.Introduction to Part IV.42. Martin Esslin (1918-2002).The Theatre of the Absurd (1961).43. George Steiner (b. 1929).The Death of Tragedy (1961).44. Roland Barthes (1915-1980).The Task of Brechtian Criticism (1956).Theatre and Signification (1963).45. Lionel Abel (1910-2001).Of Bert Brecht - Not Simple but Simplified (1963).46. Francis Fergusson (1904-1986).The Notion of "Action" (1964).47. Peter Szondi (1929-1971).The Drama (1965).48. Kenneth Burke (1897-1993).Dramatic Form - And: Tracking Down Implications (1966).49. Jacques Derrida (1930-2004).Theatre of Cruelty and the Closure of Representation (1966).50. Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999).Towards the Poor Theatre (1967).51. Raymond Williams (1921-1988).Drama from Ibsen to Brecht (1968).52. Peter Brook (b. 1925).The Immediate Theatre (1968).53. Peter Weiss (1916-1982).Notes on the Contemporary Theatre (1971).54. Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938).The Edge of Impossibility: Tragic Forms in Literature (1972).55. Luis Valdez (b. 1940).Notes on Chicano Theater (1973).56. Augusto Boal (b. 1931)."Empathy or What? Emotion or Reason?" and "Experiments with the People's Theatre in Peru" (1974).57. Charles Ludlam (1943-1987).Ridiculous Theatre, Scourge of Human Folly (1975).58. Michael Kirby (b. 1931).Manifesto of Structuralism (1975).59. Wole Soyinka (b. 1934).Drama and the African World-View (1976).60. Robert Wilson (b. 1941)."... I thought I was hallucinating hallucinating" (1977).61. Patrice Pavis (b. 1947).Languages of the Stage (1978).62. Heiner Muller (1929-1995).Reflections on Post-Modernism (1979).63. Ntozake Shange (b. 1948).unrecovered losses/black theater traditions (1979).Part V: 1980-2000:.Introduction to Part V.64. Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990).Theatre Happening 1967 (1982).65. Jeffrey Huntsman.Native American Theatre (1983).66. Bert O. States (b. 1929).The World On Stage (1985).67. Victor Turner (1920-1983).Images and Reflections: Ritual, Drama, Carnival, Film, and Spectacle in Cultural Performance (1987).68. Eugenio Barba (b. 1936).Eurasian Theatre (1988).69. Megumi Sata.Aristotle's Poetics and Zeami's Teachings on Style and the Flower (1989).70. Jill Dolan.Desire Cloaked in a Trenchcoat (1989).71. Judith Butler (b. 1956).From Parody to Politics (1990).72. Reza Abdoh (1963-1995).Los Angeles (1992).73. Richard Foreman (b. 1937).Foundations for a Theater (1992).74. Suzan-Lori Parks (b. 1964).Elements of Style (1994).75. Rebecca Schneider (b. 1959).The Explicit Body in Performance (1997).76. Peggy Phelan (b. 1959).Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories (1997).77. Erika Fischer-Lichte.Written Drama/Oral Performance (1997).78. Richard Schechner (b. 1934).What is Performance Studies Anyway? (1998).79. Alina Troyano.I, Carmelita Tropicana (2000).80. Herbert Blau.Limits of Performance: The Insane Root (2001).81. Mitsuya Mori.The Structure of Theater: A Japanese View of Theatricality (2002).82. Heisnam Kanhailal (b. 1941).Ritual Theatre (Theatre of Transition) (2004).Theatre in Theory: Working Units.Selected Bibliography.Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
"Theatre in Theory" is the most complete anthology documenting 20th-century dramatic and performance theory to date, offering a rich variety of perspectives from the century's most prominent playwrights, directors, scholars, and philosophers. It includes major theoretical and critical manifestos, hypotheses, and theories from the field. Wide-ranging and broadly constructed, this text has both interdisciplinary and global appeal. It includes a thematic index, section introductions, and supporting commentary. It helps students, teachers, and practitioners to think critically about the nature of theatre.
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Contributor:
Krasner, David, 1952-
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ISBN:
9781405140430
1405140437
9781405140447
1405140445

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