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The playwright as thinker

Author: Eric Bentley
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 4th ed., 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1946, The Playwright as Thinker is a classic work of drama criticism that helped create the intellectual environment in which serious American theater would thrive in the second half of the twentieth century. At the time of publishing, most drama critics believed dramatic art deserved no intellectual status; Eric Bentley set out to prove them wrong. Focusing on the canonic playwrights Strindberg,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Bentley
ISBN: 9780816672950 0816672954
OCLC Number: 617508675
Description: xxiii, 392 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The two traditions of modern drama --
Tragedy in modern dress --
Tragedy in fancy dress --
Wagner and Ibsen : a contrast --
Bernard Shaw --
Varieties of comic experience --
August Strindberg --
From Strindberg to Jean-Paul Sartre --
From Strindberg to Bertolt Brecht --
Broadway, and the alternative.
Responsibility: Eric Bentley ; introduction by Richard Gilman.

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"I was educated by Playwright." -Richard Gilman "The Playwright as Thinker has proved itself to be a permanent critical work. I can think of no rival to the way Eric Bentley argues that the greatest Read more...

 
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