Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

by Kirsten Shepherd-Barr


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ISBN-13: 9780231164702
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr is Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Oxford and is a fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford. She has also taught at the University of Birmingham, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Ibsen and Early Modernist Theatre, 1890–1900, and her book Science on Stage: From "Doctor Faustus" to "Copenhagen" helped establish the field of theatre and science. She has published widely in journals, including Theatre Research International, Modernist Cultures, Nineteenth Century Theatre, Ibsen Studies, Nature, Women: A Cultural Review, American Scientist, and Interdisciplinary Science Reviews.

Table of Contents

1. "I'm Evolving!": Birds, Beasts, and Parodies
2. Confronting the Serious Side
3. "On the Contrary!": Ibsen's Evolutionary Vision
4. "Ugly... but Irresistible": Maternal Instinct on Stage
5. Edwardians and Eugenicists
6. Reproductive Issues
7. Midcentury American Engagements with Evolution
8. Beckett's "Old Muckball"
Epilogue: Staging the Anthropocene

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