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Modern drama : a very short introduction

Author: Kirsten Shepherd-Barr
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Very short introductions, 458.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The story of modern drama is a tale of extremes, testing both audiences and actors to their limits through hostility and unpredictability. It is a truly international phenomenon, encompassing works by playwrights such as Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw, Miller, Beckett, and Churchill, which are vibrant and diverse in both text and performance. This Very Short Introduction explores the major developments of modern drama from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Shepherd-Barr
ISBN: 9780199658770 0199658773
OCLC Number: 946594454
Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Realism, naturalism, and symbolism --
Sex, suffrage, and scandal --
Metatheatre and modernity --
Salesmen, southerners, anger, and ennui --
Absurdism, protest, and commitment --
Bearing witness : drama since 1980.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 458.
Responsibility: Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr.

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This book tells the story of modern drama through its seminal, groundbreaking plays and performances, and the artistic diversity that these represent. Exploring the new note of artistic hostility  Read more...

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