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The theatrical critic as cultural agent : constructing Pinter, Orton and Stoppard as absurdist playwrights

Author: Yael Zarhy-Levo
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang Pub., 2001.
Series: Artists and issues in the theatre, v. 12.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Zarhy-Levo, Yael, 1948-
Theatrical critic as cultural agent.
New York : Peter Lang Pub., 2001
(OCoLC)603728771
Online version:
Zarhy-Levo, Yael, 1948-
Theatrical critic as cultural agent.
New York : Peter Lang Pub., 2001
(OCoLC)606644557
Named Person: Harold Pinter; Tom Stoppard; Joe Orton; Harold Pinter; Tom Stoppard; Joe Orton; Tom Stoppard; Harold Pinter; Joe Orton; Joe Orton; Harold Pinter; Tom Stoppard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yael Zarhy-Levo
ISBN: 0820444790 9780820444796
OCLC Number: 43245963
Description: x, 158 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Absurd as Cultural Phenomenon 1 --
Chapter 1. Absurd Beginnings 9 --
Esslin's Contribution: Constructing and Promoting the Theatre of the Absurd 9 --
Initial London Reception of Beckett's and Ionesco's Plays 16 --
Chapter 2. Usages of the Absurd Construct: The Pinteresque 21 --
Pinter's Acceptance Process 21 --
First Phase--The Rejection 21 --
Second Phase--The Transition 23 --
Critical Reception of Pinter's Plays Outside of Britain 27 --
Third Phase--The Acceptance 30 --
Pinter Package of Attributes 32 --
Chapter 3. Introducing Orton 43 --
Orton's Acceptance Process 43 --
First Stage--A Pinter Epigone 43 --
Second Stage--A Rebel 58 --
Orton Myth 62 --
Orton and the "Absurd" 63 --
Chapter 4. Stoppard, The Story of Canonization 67 --
Stoppard's Acceptance Process 67 --
Stoppard's Reception: Tynan's Role 67 --
RSC Shakespeare 71 --
Stoppard's Familiar/Unique Blend 78 --
Stoppard's Second Phase--The Transition 80 --
Stoppard's Third Phase--The Acceptance 83 --
Stoppard and the "Absurd," a Culminating "Episode" 86 --
Chapter 5. Critical Strategies: Theoretical Conclusions 95 --
Comparison 97 --
Forecasting 99 --
Name-giving 100 --
Formation of the Attributes Package 101 --
Construction of a Group 104 --
Minor Strategies 104 --
Chapter 6. Reconstructing Theatre History, The Case of the British Absurd: Historical Conclusion 107 --
History as Construct 107 --
Reconstructing Theatre History 113 --
Case of Exiles 114.
Series Title: Artists and issues in the theatre, v. 12.
Responsibility: Yael Zarhy-Levo.

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