Plays, Movies, and Critics

Plays, Movies, and Critics

by Jody McAuliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822314185

ISBN-13: 9780822314189

Pub. Date: 01/13/1994

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

This exceptional collection explores the mutual concerns of dramatic theater, film, and those who comment on them. Plays, Movies, and Critics opens with an original play by Don DeLillo. In the form of an interview, DeLillo's short play works as a kind of paradigm of the theatrical or cinematic event and serves as a keynote for the volume.
DeLillo's

Overview

This exceptional collection explores the mutual concerns of dramatic theater, film, and those who comment on them. Plays, Movies, and Critics opens with an original play by Don DeLillo. In the form of an interview, DeLillo's short play works as a kind of paradigm of the theatrical or cinematic event and serves as a keynote for the volume.
DeLillo's interview play is accompanied in this collection by interviews with theater director Roberta Levitow, Martin Scorsese, and film/theater critic Stanley Kauffmann. Other contributions include a critical look at the current American theater scene, analyses of the place of politics in the careers of G. B. Shaw and Luigi Pirandello, a compelling reading of Chekhov's "The Seagull", a detailed inquiry into the obsessions that energize the works of Sam Shepard, provocative reinterpretations of the films Mean Streets and The Sheltering Sky, and a translation of André Bazin's important piece on theology and film.
Originally published as a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Spring 1992), this book has been expanded to include a new introduction by the editor and an afterword by Jonathan Kalb.

Contributors. André Bazin, Robert Brustein, Bert Cardullo, Anthony DeCurtis, Don DeLillo, Jesse Ward Engdhal, Richard Gilman, Jim Hosney, Mame Hunt, Jonathan Kalb, Stanley Kauffmann, Jody McAuliffe, Mary Ann Frese Witt, Jacquelyn Wollman, David Wyatt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314189
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/13/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction,
The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed into Heaven,
Reinventing American Theater,
The Seagull: Art and Love, Love and Art,
The Late Beginner: Bernard Shaw Becoming a Dramatist,
Fascist Discourse and Pirandellian Theater,
Notes,
Shepard's Split,
Between L.A. and New York: An Interview with Roberta Levitow,
Cinema and Theology,
Appendix: List of Directors,
Notes,
The Passion of St. Charles: Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets,
The Church of the Desert: Reflections on the Sheltering Sky,
What the Streets Mean: An Interview with Martin Scorsese,
An Interview with Stanley Kauffmann,
Afterword: The Critic as Humanist,
Notes on Contributors,
Index,

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