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The art of the play : an anthology of nine plays.

Author: Alan Seymour Downer
Publisher: New York : Holt, [1955]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses players, allegory, symbolism, realism, dramatic metaphor in relation to, Ghosts, Prometheus Bound, Doctor Faustus, Antony and Cleopatra, Tartuffe, The sea Gull, The Emperor Jones, Fuente Ovejuna, Oedipus Rex.
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Downer, Alan Seymour, 1912-
Art of the play.
New York, Holt [1955]
(OCoLC)646979826
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Seymour Downer
OCLC Number: 280426
Description: 451 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: . Part one: the tools of the playwright. A chapter of definitions --
The first plays --
Playwright --
Playhouse --
Player --
Play --
Action --
Ghosts: a preliminary word --
Ghosts --
After rereading ghosts --
The playhouse and the play --
The playhouse of realism --
The focussed playhouse --
Prometheus bound --
Prometheus bound in the theatre of Dionysos --
The panoramic playhouse --
Doctor Faustus --
Doctor Faustus in the Panoramic theater --
The player --
The Greek mask --
Christian allegory --
The active essence --
Action --
The language of action --
Allegoric action --
Dramatic metaphor --
Macbeth --
Symbolism in realistic drama --
Part two: The dramatic unit. Dramatic structure --
Focussed structure --
Panoramic structure --
Unity --
The history of the basic dramatic forms --
Ghosts: An analysis and synthesis --
Antony and Cleopatra --
Tartuffe --
Dramatic illusion and point of view --
The Aristotelian pigeonholes --
The classification of modern drama --
The sea gull --
Point of view. . CONT. Non-representational drama --
Expressionism --
The emperor Jones --
Fuente Ovejuna (The sheep well) --
Oedipus Rex.

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Discusses players, allegory, symbolism, realism, dramatic metaphor in relation to, Ghosts, Prometheus Bound, Doctor Faustus, Antony and Cleopatra, Tartuffe, The sea Gull, The Emperor Jones, Fuente Ovejuna, Oedipus Rex.

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