A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre / Edition 1

A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre / Edition 1

by Christopher Innes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415152291

ISBN-13: 9780415152297

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre provides essential primary sources which document one of the key movements in modern theatre. Christopher Innes has selected three writers to exemplify the movement, and six plays in particular:

• Henrik Ibsen - A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler

• Anton Chekhov - The Seagull and

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Overview

A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre provides essential primary sources which document one of the key movements in modern theatre. Christopher Innes has selected three writers to exemplify the movement, and six plays in particular:

• Henrik Ibsen - A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler

• Anton Chekhov - The Seagull and The Cherry
Orchard

• George Bernard Shaw - Mrs Warren's Profession and Heartbreak House.
Innes' introduction provides an overview of naturalist theatre. Key themes include: the representation of women, significant contemporary issues and the links between theory, play writing and stage practice. The primary sources explore many aspects of naturalism, giving information on:
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the playwrights' intentions when writing plays

• contemporary reviews

• literary criticism

• political and social background

• production notes from early performances of the plays.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415152297
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2The Context of Naturalist Theatre: A Chronology29
3Contemporary Theories of Naturalism43
1Georg Brandes and Henrik Ibsen43
2Emile Zola and Andre Antoine46
3Anton Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky53
4Bernard Shaw59
4Henrik Ibsen: 1828-190665
1Context65
2Ibsen's naturalistic drama75
3A Doll's House78
4Hedda Gabler96
5Anton Chekhov: 1860-1904123
1Context123
2Chekhov's naturalistic drama137
3The Seagull142
4The Cherry Orchard165
6Bernard Shaw: 1856-1950189
1Context189
2Shaw's naturalistic drama207
3Mrs. Warren's Profession212
4Heartbreak House232
Selected Critical Bibliography249
Index252

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