What Is Theatre?: Incorporating the Dramatic Event and Other Reviews, 1944-1967

What Is Theatre?: Incorporating the Dramatic Event and Other Reviews, 1944-1967

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What Is Theatre?: Incorporating the Dramatic Event and Other Reviews, 1944-1967 by Bentley

Introduction by Donald Lyons

What Is Theatre?, originally published in 1968, collects all of Eric Bentley's theater criticism. Bentley's most productive years as a reviewer coincided with some of the greatest years of twentieth-century drama. His essays cover the premieres of works by T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Jean Anouilh, and Arthur Miller, among others, as well as subjects as far-ranging as Charlie Chaplin and the Peking Opera--and each contains insights that are still relevant. What Is Theatre? is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding what our American theater has been, is now, and could become.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809096954
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 05/15/2000
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.39(d)

About the Author

Eric Bentley is considered the world's greatest authority on Brecht. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, Bentley on Brecht. He lives in New York.

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