Irony and the Modern Theatre

Irony and the Modern Theatre

by William Storm


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316632413
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/02/2017
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

William Storm teaches dramatic literature, theory and theatre history at New Mexico State University. He is the author of After Dionysus: A Theory of the Tragic as well as numerous essays, articles and plays. His scholarly specializations include dramatic theory and dramaturgy, the history and theory of the tragic form and sensibility, art in relation to literature and performance, and connections of science with theatre and narrative studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Irony personified: Ibsen and The Master Builder; 2. The character of irony in Chekhov; 3. Irony and dialectic: Shaw's Candida; 4. Pirandello's 'father' - and Brecht's 'mother'; 5. Absurdist irony: Ionesco's 'anti-play'; 6. 'Ironist first-class': Stoppard's Arcadia; 7. American ironies: Wasserstein and Kushner; 8. Irony's theatre; Works cited.

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