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Bentley, Eric 1916-

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The good woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

103 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Good woman of Setzuan - The Caucasian chalk circle
Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950 by Eric Bentley( Book )

102 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political economy - Vital economy - The theatre - The fool in Christ
The Playwright as Thinker : a Study of Drama in Modern Times by Eric Bentley( Book )

101 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1946, The Playwright as Thinker is a classic work of drama criticism that helped create the intellectual environment in which serious American theater would thrive in the second half of the twentieth century. At the time of publishing, most drama critics believed dramatic art deserved no intellectual status; Eric Bentley set out to prove them wrong. Focusing on the canonic playwrights Strindberg, Ibsen, Pirandello, Sartre, and Brecht, Bentley viewed the playwright as thinker, and his survey of over 150 years of dramatic art provided, in essence, an intellectual history of Eu
The life of the drama by Eric Bentley( Book )

106 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern theatre by Eric Bentley( Book )

125 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostrovsky -- la Ronde/Arthur Schnitzler -- Purgatory/W.B. Yeats -- mother
In search of theater by Eric Bentley( Book )

70 editions published between 1947 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic theatre by Eric Bentley( Book )

10 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six French plays: Corneille--The Cid; Moliere--The Misanthrope; Racine--Phaedra; Lesage--Turcaret; Marivaux--The False Confessions; Beaumarchais--Figaro's Marriage
From the modern repertoire by Eric Bentley( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 1971 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years of treason; excerpts from hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968 by United States( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This collection of excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. This book serves as a warning for the future and at the same time makes living documents out of history
The theory of the modern stage : an introduction to modern theatre and drama by Eric Bentley( Book )

95 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and manifestos by and about such writers, designers and directors as Adolphe Appia, Émile Zola, Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, Konstantin Stanislavsky and Richard Wagner
The theatre of commitment, and other essays on drama in our society by Eric Bentley( Book )

36 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Book )

18 editions published between 1949 and 1982 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht's famous adaptation to the modern era of John Gay's The beggar's opera, satirizing social and political beliefs through its portrayal of a world of thieves and prostitutes
Theatre of war; comments on 32 occasions by Eric Bentley( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of two farms in Georgia (Republic of Russia) debate over land ownership in a socialistic society. The play raises the question of private property; of who bears the right to ownership. Should something (someone) be owned by the one who possesses it? Or, by the one who can make the best use of it?
The dramatic event, an American chronicle by Eric Bentley( Book )

38 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play, a critical anthology by Eric Bentley( Book )

14 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of hero-worship; a study of the idea of heroism in Carlyle and Nietzsche by Eric Bentley( Book )

35 editions published between 1944 and 1961 in English and German and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the idea of heroism in Carlyle and Nietzsche, with Notes on Wagner, Spengler, Stefan George, and D.H. Lawrence
The importance of Scrutiny; selections from Scrutiny: a quarterly review, 1932-1948 by Eric Bentley( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 1964 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is theatre? Incorporating The dramatic event, and other reviews, 1944-1967 by Eric Bentley( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of review that the author wrote on works of drama. Reviews that the author wrote during his time as a dramatic critic for The New Republic are also included in this edition
Die Hauspostille. Manual of piety by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and German and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes poems and songs from the author's plays
 
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The threepenny opera
Alternative Names
Bentley, E.

Bentley, Eric R. 1916-

Bentley, Eric Russel.

Bentley, Eric Russel 1916-

Bentley, Eric Russell

Bentley, Eric Russell 1916-

Bīntlī, Irīk 1916-

Eric Bentley American playwright

Eric Bentley Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Eric Bentley US-amerikanischer Autor, Brecht-Übersetzer

Бентли, Эрик 1916-

إريك بنتلي، 1916-

بينتلي، إريك، 1916-

ベントリー, エリック

Languages
English (1,010)

German (19)

Spanish (18)

Danish (5)

Portuguese (4)

Chinese (3)

Arabic (3)

French (1)

Dakota (1)

Hebrew (1)

Catalan (1)

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Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950The Playwright as Thinker : a Study of Drama in Modern TimesThe life of the dramaIn search of theaterThirty years of treason; excerpts from hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968The theory of the modern stage : an introduction to modern theatre and dramaThe threepenny operaThe Caucasian chalk circle