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The Routledge drama anthology : from modernism to contemporary performance

Author: Maggie B Gale; John F Deeney; Dan Rebellato; Carl Lavery
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The Routledge Drama Anthology is an original compilation of works from key movements in the history of the modern theatre, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. This expanded new edition now features twenty new plays and essays. Each of the book five sections comprises a selection of plays and performance texts that define the period, reproduced in full and accompanied by key theoretical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie B Gale; John F Deeney; Dan Rebellato; Carl Lavery
ISBN: 9780415724166 0415724163 9780415724173 0415724171
OCLC Number: 920966465
Description: xxii, 879 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Notes on editors and contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction / Maggie B. Gale. --
Part 1: Naturalism and symbolism : early modernist practice: Time line --
Introduction / Dan Rebellato --
Plays and performance texts 1.1 Thérèse Raquin (1873) / Émile Zola ; translated by Pip Broughton --
1.2. Miss Julie (1888) / August Strindberg ; in a new version by Frank McGuinness, from a literal translation by Charlotte Barslund --
1.3. Three Sisters (1900) / Anton Chekhov ; translated by Elisaveta Fen --
1.4. When we dead awaken (1899) / Henrik Ibsen ; translated by William Archer --
1.5. Interior (1894) / Maurice Maeterlinck ; translated by Dan Rebellato. --
Critical texts: 1.6. Naturalism in the theatre (1881) / Émile Zola ; translated by Albert Bernel --
1.7. Preface to Miss Julie (1888) / August Strindberg ; translated by Michael Robinson --
1.8. A new art of the stage / Arthur Symons --
1.9. The modern drama (1904) / Maurice Maeterlinck ; translated by Alfred Sutro --
1.10. Tragedy in everyday life (1896) / Maurice Maeterlinck 1.11. On the complete pointlessness of accurate staging (1891) / Pierre Quillard ; translated by Dan Rebellato. Part 2: The historical avant-garde : performance and innovation: Timeline --
Introduction / Maggie B. Gale --
Plays: 2.1. King Ubu (1896) / Alfred Jarry ; translated by Kenneth McLeish --
2.2. The breasts of Tiresias (1917) / Guillaume Apollinaire ; translated by Louis Simpson --
2.3. The spurt of blood (1925) / Antonin Artaud ; translated by Victor Corti --
2.4. Murderer the women hope (1907) / Oskar Kokoschka ; translated by Michael Hamburger --
2.5. Genius and culture and bachelor apartment (c. 1909-16) / Umberto Boccioni ; translated by Victoria Nes Kirby --
2.6. Feet (1919) / Filippo Tommaso Marinetti ; translated by Victoria Nes Kirby --
2.7. Genius in a jiffy or a dadalogy (1920) / Raoul Hausmann ; translated by Laurence Senelick --
2.8. R.U.R. = Rossum's Universal Robots (1920) / Karel Čapek ; translated from the Czech by P. Selver and adapted for the English stage by Nigel Playfair in 1923 --
2.9. Six characters in search of an author (1921) / Luigi Pirandello ; translated by Eric Bentley --
2.10. Dr Faustus lights the lights (1938) / Gertrude Stein. --
Critical texts: 2.11. The meaning of the music hall (1913) / Filippo Tommaso Marinetti --
2.12. Theatre of cruelty : first manifesto (1938) / Antonin Artaud ; translated by Victor Corti --
2.13. First Surrealist manifesto (1924) and Second surrealist manifesto (1929) / André Breton ; translated by Patrick Waldberg --
2.14. Futurist scenography (Manifesto) (1915) / Enrico Prampolini ; translated by Diana Clemmons --
15. Theater, circus, variety (1924) / László Moholy-Nagy ; translated by Arthur S. Wensinger. Part 3: Political theatres: Ttimeline --
Introduction / John F. Deeney and Maggie B. Gale --
Plays: 3.1. How the vote was won (1909) / Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John --
3.2. Hoppla, we e alive! : a prologue and five acts (1927) / Ernst Toller ; translated and edited by Alan Raphael Pearlman --
3.3. The exception and the rule = Lehrstück (1930) / Bertolt Brecht ; translated by Ralph Manheim --
3.4. Meerut and how to produce Meerut (1933) / Worker Theatre Movement --
3.5. Love on the dole (1934) / Ronald Gow and Walter Greenwood --
3.6. Blues for Mister Charlie (1964) / James Baldwin. --
Critical texts 3.7. Suffrage theatre : community activism and political commitment (2006) / Susan Carlson --
3.8. Rehabilitating realism (1992) / Sheila Stowell --
3.9. The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction (1935-6) / Walter Benjamin ; translated by Harry Zorn --
3.10. The street scene : a basic model for an epic theatre (1938) / Bertolt Brecht ; translated by John Willett --
3.11. Theatre for pleasure or theatre for instruction (c. 1936) / Bertolt Brecht ; translated by John Willett --
3.12. On political theatre (1975) / Michael Kirby --
3.13. The politics beyond the politics (1988) / Howard Barker. Part 4: Late modernism: Timeline --
Introduction / Carl Lavery --
Plays: 4.1. The bald soprano (1950) / Eugène Ionesco ; translated by Donald M. Allen --
4.2. Endgame (1957) / Samuel Beckett --
4.3. The balcony (1956) / Jean Genet ; translated by Bernard Frechtman --
4.4. The dumb waiter (1960) / Harold Pinter. --
Critical texts: 4.5. The Absurdity of the absurd : introduction to the Theatre of the Absurd (1961) / Martin Esslin --
4.6. The London controversy (1958/1964) / Eugène Ionesco and Kenneth Tyanan --
4.7. Trying to understand Endgame (1961) / Theodor W. Adorno --
4.8. The theatre of Jean Genet : a sociological study (1968) / Lucien Goldman ; translated by Pat Dreyfus ; edited by Richard Schechner. Part 5: Contemporary theatre and performance: Timeline --
Introduction / John F. Deeney and Maggie B. Gale --
Plays: 5.1. Quartet (1981) / Heiner Müller ; translated by Carl Weber --
5.2. 'Confess to everything : a note on Speak Bitterness' (2008) and Speak bitterness (1994- ) / Tim Etchells --
5.3. Belle reprieve (1991) / Split Britches (Better Bourne, Paul Shaw, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver) --
5.4. The story of M (1995) / SuAndi --
5.5. Supernintendo Ranchero : excerpt from BORDERscape 2000 / Guillermo Gòmez Peña --
5.6. Far away (2000) / Caryl Churchill --
5.7. Product (2005) / Mark Ravenhill. --
Critical texts: 5.8. The death of the author (1977) / Roland Barthes ; translated by Stephen Heath --
5.9. Dramaturgy and Montage : actions at work (1991) / Eugenio Barba ; translated by Ruchard Fowler --
5.10. The precession of the simulacra : extracts (1981) / Jean Baudrillard ; translated by Sheila Faria Glaser --
5.11. The emancipated spectator (2008) / Jacques Rancière ; translated by Gregory Elliott --
5.12. Epilogue from postdramatic theatre (2006) / Hans Thies Lehmann ; translated by Karen Jürs-Munby --
5.13. Away from the surveillance cameras of the art world : strategies for collaboration and community activism : a conversation between / Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Robert Sifuentes, and Lisa Wolford --
5.14. Me, my iBook and writing in America (2006) / Mark Ravenhill. --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Maggie B. Gale and John F. Deeney ; with Dan Rebellato and Carl Lavery.

Abstract:

"The Routledge Drama Anthology is an original compilation of works from key movements in the history of the modern theatre, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. This expanded new edition now features twenty new plays and essays. Each of the book five sections comprises a selection of plays and performance texts that define the period, reproduced in full and accompanied by key theoretical writings from performers, playwrights and critics that inform and contextualize their reading. Substantial introductions from experts in the field also provide these sections with an overview of the works and their significance."--Cover.

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"In a good number of ways this is the book I have fantasized about as I've taught modern and post-modern Western theatre history over the last decades."- Rhonda Blair - Southern Methodist University, Read more...

 
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