Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco / Edition 1

Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco / Edition 1

by Toby Cole
     
 

Dramatists from the past 200 years, among them Chekhov, Shaw, O'Neill, and Miller, speak on their dramatic credos and on their specific plays.See more details below

Overview

Dramatists from the past 200 years, among them Chekhov, Shaw, O'Neill, and Miller, speak on their dramatic credos and on their specific plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815411413
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
938,957
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Introductionxi
Part 1Credos and Concepts
The Task of the Poet3
Naturalism on the Stage5
On Modern Drama and Modern Theatre15
Advice to Playwrights23
The Tragic in Daily Life30
Language, Character, and Construction37
Some Platitudes Concerning Drama45
How to Write a Popular Play53
The Authority of the Theatre58
Two Laws62
Memoranda on Masks65
A Short Organum for the Theatre72
Some Thoughts on Playwriting106
Forgers of Myths116
Why Verse?125
Problems of the Theatre131
Declaration140
The Starting Point145
Part 2Creations
A Doll's House151
Ghosts154
Hedda Gabler156
Miss Julie171
A Dream Play182
Ivanov184
Widowers' Houses: A Collaboration193
The Playboy of the Western World201
The Tinker's Wedding202
Six Characters in Search of an Author204
Transfiguration218
Masses and Man220
The Machine-Wreckers222
Hoppla, Such Is Life!223
Mariana Pineda228
The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife231
The Sea Plays233
Beyond the Horizon234
The Emperor Jones234
The Hairy Ape235
The Great God Brown237
Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel240
Cock-A-Doodle Dandy247
Murder in the Cathedral250
The Family Reunion254
The Cocktail Party257
Death of a Salesman261
Camino Real277
The Bald Soprano282
The Chairs284
AppendixFrom Hebbel's Journals285
Bibliography289
Index295

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