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Stage fright : modernism, anti-theatricality, and drama

Author: Martin Puchner
Publisher: Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the conflict between avant-garde theatre and modernism. It shows that modernism's ambivalence about the theatre was shared by playwrights and directors and thus was a productive force responsible for some great achievements in dramatic literature and theatre.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Puchner, Martin, 1969-
Stage fright.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606859659
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Puchner
ISBN: 0801868556 9780801868559 9781421403991 1421403994
OCLC Number: 48263690
Description: x, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Invention of Theatricality --
The Theatocracy of the Mime / Richard Wagner --
The Modernist Closet Drama --
The Theater in the Closet / Stephane Mallarme --
Novel and Drama in Ulysses / James Joyce --
Four Saints in Three Acts--A Closet Drama to Be Performed / Gertrude Stein --
The Diegetic Theater --
Poetic Voices in Theatrical Space / William Butler Yeats --
The Theater on a Leash / Bertolt Brecht --
Actors in Barrels and Gestures in the Text / Samuel Beckett.
Responsibility: Martin Puchner.
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