A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre

A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre

by Christopher Innes
     
 

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Naturalism is one of the key movements in modern theatre, forming the basis for mainstream plays throughout the modern period and dominating theatrical form today. Christopher Innes begins by giving a fascinating overview of naturalist theatre on themes such as the representation of women, significant contemporary issues and the links between theory, play writing and…  See more details below

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Naturalism is one of the key movements in modern theatre, forming the basis for mainstream plays throughout the modern period and dominating theatrical form today. Christopher Innes begins by giving a fascinating overview of naturalist theatre on themes such as the representation of women, significant contemporary issues and the links between theory, play writing and stage practice. The author explores the many aspects of naturalism, citing information on the playwright's intentions when writing the plays, contemporary reviews, political and social background and production notes from early performances of the plays. The playwrights and their plays are: Henrik Ibsen-A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler, Anton Chekhov-The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, and George Bernard Shaw-Mrs. Warren's Profession and Heartbreak House.

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'A focused, informative and very agreeable collection.' - Plays International

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ISBN-13:
9780415152280
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Innes is Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Toronto. Among his recent books are Modern British Drama: 1800-1990 and Avant Garde Theatre: 1892-1992.

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