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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521296281
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • 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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