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Maurice Maeterlinck and the making of modern theatre

Author: Patrick McGuinness
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"This is a study of one of theatre's quietest but most radical innovators. The playwright, poet, and essayist Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) has been called the 'prodigal father' of the theatre of the Absurd. Admired by writers as diverse as Mallarme and Yeats, Artaud and Strindberg, Chekhov and Jarry, Maeterlinck was the most celebrated avant-garde playwright of his day. By 1900 he had given theatre a new set of  Read more...
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McGuinness, Patrick.
Maurice Maeterlinck and the making of modern theatre.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606278194
Named Person: Maurice Maeterlinck; Maurice Maeterlinck; Maurice Maeterlinck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick McGuinness
ISBN: 0198159773 9780198159773
OCLC Number: 42038871
Description: viii, 270 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Symbolist beginnings --
La Princesse Maleine and Symbolist theatre --
Maeterlinck, Mallarmé, and Symbolist dramatic theory --
Theatre and the invisible principle: Pelléas et Mélisande --
Using the stage --
The fecund interval: 'Le tragique quotidien.'
Responsibility: Patrick McGuinness.
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A study of one of theatre's quietest but most radical innovators, the playwright, poet, and essayist Maurice Maeterlinck described as "the prodigal father of the Theatre of the Absurd". This work is  Read more...

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