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The contemporary theatre; the significant playwrights of our time.

Author: Allan Lewis
Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers [1971]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the works of Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Maxim Gorky, Pirandello, T.S. Eliot, Sean O'Casey, Giraudoux, Sartre, Camus, Bertolt Brecht, Federico Garcia Lorca, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Genet, Duerrenmatt, Frisch, Osborne, Harold Pinter, Peter Shaffer, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Charles Gordone, Eugene O'Neill, and Thornton Wilder.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, Allan. Contemporary theatre.
New York, Crown Publishers [1971]
(OCoLC)646913632
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Lewis
OCLC Number: 139481
Description: ix, 374 pages 22 cm
Contents: The theatre and society --
The middle-class drama --
Ibsen: Ghosts --
Realism and beyond --
Strindberg: The Ghost Sonata --
The comedy of frustration --
Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard --
The drama of discussion --
George Bernard Shaw: Heartbreak house --
The theatre of social realism --
Maxim Gorky: Yegor Bulitchev --
The relativity of truth --
Pirandello: Henry IV --
The theatre as temple --
T.S. Eliot: The Cocktail Party --
Irish romantic realism --
Sean O'Casey: Red Roses for Me --
The French theatre --
Giraudoux, Sartre, Camus: The Madwoman of Chaillot ; The Devil and the Good Lord ; Caligula --
The epic theatre --
Bertolt Brecht: The Good Woman of Setzuan --
The folklore theatre --
García Lorca: Blood Wedding --
The revolt of the irrational --
Beckett, Ionesco, Genet: Waiting for Godot ; The Chairs ; The Balcony --
Duerrenmatt, Frisch, and the German theatre --
the Brecht influence: The Visit of the Old Lady ; Andorra ; Marat/Sade --
The English theatre --
Osborne, Pinter, Shaffer: Look Back in Anger ; The Homecoming ; The Royal Hunt of the Sun --
The American theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire ; Death of a Salesman ; No Place to be Somebody.
Responsibility: With a foreword by John Gassner.

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Discusses the works of Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Maxim Gorky, Pirandello, T.S. Eliot, Sean O'Casey, Giraudoux, Sartre, Camus, Bertolt Brecht, Federico Garcia Lorca, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Genet, Duerrenmatt, Frisch, Osborne, Harold Pinter, Peter Shaffer, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Charles Gordone, Eugene O'Neill, and Thornton Wilder.

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