Modern Drama in Theory and Practice, Volume 1: Realism and Naturalism / Edition 1

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice, Volume 1: Realism and Naturalism / Edition 1

by J. L. Styan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521296285

ISBN-13: 9780521296281

Pub. Date: 07/28/1983

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This 1981 volume begins with the naturalistic revolt in France against traditional styles of theatre. As realism becomes a European movement the account moves from Paris to the Meiningen company and Ibsen's work as producer and play-wright in Oslo, Chekhov's in Moscow, Shaw's in London, Synge's in Dublin. Among the producers are Antoine, Brahm, Grein,

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This 1981 volume begins with the naturalistic revolt in France against traditional styles of theatre. As realism becomes a European movement the account moves from Paris to the Meiningen company and Ibsen's work as producer and play-wright in Oslo, Chekhov's in Moscow, Shaw's in London, Synge's in Dublin. Among the producers are Antoine, Brahm, Grein, Granville-Baker, Nemirovich-Danchenko and Stanislavsky. The early days of the Irish Dramatic Movement and the chief realistic directors and critics in the USA after Belasco are considered; the tradition is shown to persist in the work of Williams and Miller in the USA and Osborne and Bond in England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521296281
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1983
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. The Natural revolt; 2. Early theory; 3. A new production style; 4. Ibsen's contribution to realism; 5. Realism in France; 6. Strindberg' contribution to realism; 7. Realism in Germany; 8. Realism in Britain; 9. Shaw's contribution to realism; 10. Realism in Russia; 11. Chekhov's contribution to realism; 12. Conflicts in Dublin; 13. Realism in America: Belasco to 'the method'; 14. Realism in America: early variations; 15. Realism in America: Williams and Miller; 16. New realism in Britain; 17. Realistic theatre; Table of events in the theatre; Bibliography; Index.

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