Naturalism and Symbolism in European Theatre, 1850-1918

Naturalism and Symbolism in European Theatre, 1850-1918

by Claude Schumacher
     
 

This,the fourth volume to be published in the series Theatre in Europe: a documentary history, charts the development of theatrical presentation at a time of great cultural and political upheaval. With few exceptions, the documents from France, Germany, Russia, Scandinavia, Italy and Spain are unavailable to an English-reading public and many are out of print (or… See more details below

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This,the fourth volume to be published in the series Theatre in Europe: a documentary history, charts the development of theatrical presentation at a time of great cultural and political upheaval. With few exceptions, the documents from France, Germany, Russia, Scandinavia, Italy and Spain are unavailable to an English-reading public and many are out of print (or unpublished) in their original language. The volume contains numerous illustrations, the source location for each document and substantial bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521230148
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

List of documents
General editors' preface
Editor's preface
General introduction1
France, 1851-1919
IThe business of theatre23
IICensorship47
IIISpectacular theatre55
IVNaturalism and the Theatre Libre68
VThe symbolist reaction87
VIPopular theatre97
VIIThe uncertain future105
Germany, 1850-1916
IGeneral situation of the theatre in German-speaking countries, 1850-1914115
IINaturalism146
IIIAlternatives to naturalism161
IVTwo prescriptions for expressionist acting188
Russia, 1848-1916
IMikhail Shchepkin's advice to actors, 1848-1854195
IIThe Meininger in Russia, 1885 and 1890198
IIIActing and staging before 1898201
IVThe Moscow Art Theatre, 1898-1905208
VSymbolism and the 'Crisis in the Theatre', 1902-1908227
VIKommissarzhevskaya and Meyerhold, 1905-1907235
VIINew directions for the Moscow Art Theatre, 1909-1917240
VIIIInnovation and experimentation, 1907-1917246
Scandinavia, 1849-1912
IThe development of a national theatre in Norway261
IIDirecting plays in Denmark and Norway after 1850271
IIIRoyal theatres become national285
IVOld and new traditions of acting294
VStrindberg discusses realism and naturalism, 1882 and 1889297
VICorrespondence between Strindberg and Zola, 1887302
VIIStrindberg tries to found an experimental theatre in Copenhagen, 1888305
VIIINaturalism and beyond: Strindberg on The Father, 1887 and 1908307
IXThe Intimate Theatre and its actors, 1907-1910311
XStrindberg on the staging of To Damascus and A Dream Play316
England, 1850-1914
ITheatre buildings and theatre organization323
IIAudiences336
IIIFinances352
IVRegulations362
VProfessions and trades374
VIEquipment386
VIIMise en scene390
VIIIRepertoires410
Italy, 1868-1919
IThe condition of the Italian theatre in the late nineteenth century417
IIThe realism of the Italian international acting 'stars'431
IIIVerismo443
IVThe theatre of Gabriele D'Annunzio452
VThe teatri stabili and reform461
VIThe futurist theatre movement469
Iberian Peninsula, 1884-1913
INaturalism in Iberia: ma non troppo482
IIThe late arrival of symbolism in the Iberian theatre488
IIIThe Catalan dimension491
Select bibliography495
General index517
Index of main theatres cited529

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