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Author: Evert Sprinchorn
Publisher: New York, T.Y. Crowell Co. [1966, ©1965]
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Sprinchorn, Evert.
20th-century plays in synopsis.
New York, T.Y. Crowell Co. [1966, ©1965]
(OCoLC)573635083
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Sprinchorn, Evert.
20th-century plays in synopsis.
New York, T.Y. Crowell Co. [1966, ©1965]
(OCoLC)608694537
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evert Sprinchorn
OCLC Number: 339242
Notes: "Act-by-act summaries of 133 representative dramas by modern playwrights."--Jacket.
Description: xii, 493 pages 24 cm
Contents: Introduction by Evert Sprinchorn: the decline and disappearance of plot --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? / Edward Albee --
Winterset / Maxwell Anderson --
Antigone; Becket, or The honor of God; Ornifle; Thieves' carnival; The waltz of the Toreadors / Jean Anouilh --
The ascent of F6 / W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood --
Quoat-Quoat / Jacques Audiberti --
The admirable Crichton; Dear Brutus; Peter Pan; What every woman knows / J.M. Barrie --
Hotel universe / Philip Barry --
Waiting for Godot / Samuel Beckett --
The hostage / Brendan Behan --
End of summer / S.N. Behrman --
The Queen and the rebels / Ugo Betti --
Baal; The caucasian chalk circle; Galileo; The good woman of Setzuan; Mother Courage and her children; The threepenny opera / Bertolt Brecht --
R.U.R. / Karel Čapek --
The insect comedy / Karel and Josef Čapek --
Break of noon; The satin slipper; The tidings brought to Mary / Paul Claudel --
The infernal machine; Orpheus / Jean Cocteau --
Blithe spirit / Noel Coward --
him / E.E. Cummings --
The physicist; The visit / Friedrich Dürrenmatt --
Murder in the cathedral / T.S. Eliot --
The Lady's not for burning / Christopher Fry --
Justice / John Galsworthy --
Blood wedding; The house of Bernarda Alba; The shoemaker's prodigious wife / Federico García Lorca --
The blacks / Jean Genêt --
Chronicles of hell / Michel De Ghelderode --
Electra; The enchanted; The madwoman of Chaillot; Ondine; Tiger at the gates / Jean Giraudoux --
The lower depths / Maksim Gorki --
The defeat / Nordahl Grieg --
The rats; The weavers / Gerhart Hauptmann --
The children's hour; The little foxes / Lillian Hellman --
Amédée or How to get rid of it; The chairs; The lesson; Rhinoceros / Eugéne Ionesco --
Ubu roi / Alfred Jarry --
From morn to midnight / Georg Kaiser --
You can't take it with you / George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart --
The circle / Somerset Maugham --
Mystery-bouffe / Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky --
The crucible; Death of a salesman; A view from the bridge / Arthur Miller --
Liliom / Ferenc Molnár --
Queen after death / Henry De Montherlant --
Cock-a-doodle dandy; Juno and the paycock; The plough and the stars; Purple dust / Sean O'Casey --
Awake and sing!; The flowering peach; Golden boy; Waiting for Lefty / Clifford Odets --
Desire under the elms; The great god brown; The iceman cometh; Long day's journey into night; Mourning becomes electra; Strange interlude / Eugene O'Neill --
Look back in anger; Luther / John Osborne --
Henry IV; Naked; Right you are, if you think you are; Six characters in search of an author; Tonight we improvise / Luigi Pirandello --
Street scene / Elmer Rice --
The unknown of Arras / Armand Salacrou --
My heart's in the Highlands / William Saroyan --
The devil and the good Lord; Dirty hands; No exit / Jean-Paul Sartre --
Vasco / Georges Schéhadé --
Back to Methuselah; Candida; Heartbreak house; Major Barbara; Man and Superman; Pygmalion; Saint Joan; The simpleton of the unexpected isles / George Bernard Shaw --
Journey's end / R.C. Sherriff --
The petrified forest / Robert Sherwood --
The beggar / Reinhard Johannes Sorge --
Charles XII; The dance of death; A dream play; The father; The ghost sonata; The great highway; Miss Julie; To Damascus, Part I; To Damascus, Part II; To Damascus, Part III / August Strindberg --
The playboy of the western world; Riders to the sea / John Millington Synge --
Man and the masses / Ernst Toller --
The optimistic tragedy / Vsevolod Vishnevski --
Earth-spirit; Pandora's box / Frank Wedekind --
Marat / Peter Weiss --
Our town; The skin of our teeth / Thornton W --
Camino Real; Cat on a hot tin roof; The glass menagerie; A streetcar named Desire / Tennessee Williams --
Four plays for dancers; The words upon the window-pane / William Butler Yeats --
The captain from Köpenick / Carl Zuckmayer.

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