Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre

Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre

by Mary Luckhurst
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521849632

ISBN-13: 9780521849630

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the first exhaustive history of the origins of dramaturgs and literary managers—people who act as advisers and play-doctors at today's theatres, Mary Luckhurst examines the major theorists and practitioners, arguing that Brecht, Granville Barker and Tynan have central roles in this history. Contentious figures, often accused of sinister intent, the numbers

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In the first exhaustive history of the origins of dramaturgs and literary managers—people who act as advisers and play-doctors at today's theatres, Mary Luckhurst examines the major theorists and practitioners, arguing that Brecht, Granville Barker and Tynan have central roles in this history. Contentious figures, often accused of sinister intent, the numbers of dramaturgs have multiplied considerably in the last decades. This study inquires as to the political and cultural agendas behind this revolution, and whether dramaturgs are mentors or censors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521849630
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Lessing and the Hamburgische Dramaturgie; 2. Dramaturgy in nineteenth-century England; 3. William Archer and Harley Granville Barker: constructions of the literary manager; 4. Bertolt Brecht: the theory and practice of the dramaturg; 5. Kenneth Tynan and the National Theatre; 6. Dramaturgy and literary management in England today; 7. Conclusion.

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