Theatres of War

Theatres of War

by Ted Freeman, E. Freeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859894851

ISBN-13: 9780859894852

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

Theatres of War is the first full-length study to be devoted to the 'Committed' theatre that flourished in modern France from 1944 to the mid-1950s. During this crucial decade, authors such as Sartre, de Beauvoir and Camus, along with other lesser-known dramatists, responded to the issues of their time by contributing a number of tense controversial plays to a

Overview

Theatres of War is the first full-length study to be devoted to the 'Committed' theatre that flourished in modern France from 1944 to the mid-1950s. During this crucial decade, authors such as Sartre, de Beauvoir and Camus, along with other lesser-known dramatists, responded to the issues of their time by contributing a number of tense controversial plays to a distinctive genre of realist theatre. These plays dealt with the ideological, political and moral issues arising from the Second World War, the Cold War and a series of disastrous colonial wars.
 
Theatres of War combines historical contextualisation, pointing up the political and moral debate of the theatre of the period, with detailed analysis of specific plays, making it a useful student text. All quotations are in French with English translations immediately following.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859894852
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Performance Studies
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The following plays are given detailed treatment in Theatres of War:
Toulon (Jean-Richard Bloch)
Les Nuits de la colère (Salacrou)
Morts sans sépulture, Les Mains sales (Sartre)
Les Bouches inutiles (Simone de Beauvoir)
Montserrat (Emmanuel Roblès)
Les Justes (Camus)
Rome n'est plus dans Rome (Gabriel Marcel)
La Maison de la nuit (Thierry Maulnier)
Le colonel Foster plaidera coupable (Roger Vailland)
La Peur (Georges Soria)

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