Last Operas and Plays / Edition 1

Last Operas and Plays / Edition 1

by Gertrude Stein, Bonnie (Ed.) Marranca, Gautam (Ed.) Dasgupta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801849853

ISBN-13: 9780801849855

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In the more than 75 plays Gertrude Stein wrote between 1913 and 1946, she envisioned a new dramaturgy, beginning with the pictorial conception of a play as a landscape. She drew into her plays the daily flow of life around her - including the natural world - and turned cities, villages, parts of the dramatic structure, and even her own friends into characters. She

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In the more than 75 plays Gertrude Stein wrote between 1913 and 1946, she envisioned a new dramaturgy, beginning with the pictorial conception of a play as a landscape. She drew into her plays the daily flow of life around her - including the natural world - and turned cities, villages, parts of the dramatic structure, and even her own friends into characters. She made punctuation and typography part of her compositional style and chose words for their joyful impact as sound and wordplay. For Stein, the writing process itself was always important in developing the continuous present at the heart of her work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801849855
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
PAJ Books
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
1,408,338
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Contents: Yes Is for a Very Young Man • The Mother of Us All • Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights • A Play of Pounds • A Manoir • Short Sentences • Four Saints in Three Acts • Photography • Also includes the essay "Plays"

Johns Hopkins University Press

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