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Brater, Enoch

Works: 37 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 13,427 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Domestic drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Diaries  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
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Arthur Miller : a playwright's life and works by Enoch Brater( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
"Arthur Miller is one of the most highly regarded and widely performed playwrights of our time. With his probing and perceptive dramas, he succeeded in charting the landscape of the American psyche to create classics of modern theater that have found enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Enoch Brater's concise literary biography - the first new study to appear since the playwright's death - gives the general reader a welcome introduction to this most political and moral of writers, whose keen social conscience and insights into human nature have made him a cornerstone of contemporary culture." "Professor Brater follows Miller's career from his prizewinning student days at the University of Michigan, through the landmark success of his 1949 drama, Death of a Salesman, to his doomed marriage to the actress Marilyn Monroe and beyond. Examining seminal works, including All My Sons, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge, as well as commenting on Miller's journalism, fiction, screenplays and acclaimed autobiography, Brater looks at how the writer achieved a fusion of political allegory, family drama, realism and expressionism, and themes of unrest and redemption to stunning - and often devastating - effect. Supported by a wide selection of personal and public photographs, this new study is an informed and timely study of Miller's life and works."--Jacket
The theatre : a concise history by Phyllis Hartnoll( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, the extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, global in scope and ranging from the ancient origins of the theatre in the choral hymns sung around the altar of Dionysus to the fascinating variety of forms that it has taken in our own age. For this fourth edition, Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Professor of Dramatic Literature at the University of Michigan and a specialist on modern and contemporary drama, has revised and extended his final chapter to update the discussion. He surveys performance art, political theatre, new genres, live broadcasts and extravagant spectacles, showcasing the constant and dynamic evolution of stage performance, from classics reinvented to groundbreaking new work
Beckett at 80/Beckett in context ( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 libraries worldwide
Bevat opstellen over het werk van de Ierse toneelschrijver (geb. 1906), die merendeels eerder ter gelegenheid van zijn tachtigste verjaardag als voordracht aan de Universiteit van Michigan uitgesproken zijn
Beyond minimalism : Beckett's late style in the theater by Enoch Brater( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Beyond Minimalism explores Beckett's drama of the '70s and '80s, examining the ways in which play text and performance merge through the playwright's poetic idiom. Beginning with Not I and continuing through Catastrophe and What Where, Brater examines the plays not only as texts but also as theater pieces. Discussing the technical and aesthetic demands that productions like Footfalls and Rockaby make on actor, director, and spectator, Brater clarifies the essential relationship between Beckett's achievement in the context of the breakdown of genre, performance poetry, and the electronic intrusion of the recorded voice as a new theatrical convention. In the course of his analysis Brater demonstrates how Beckett's late style in the theater both continues and clarifies the dramatic lyricism that is the hallmark of earlier works such as Endgame and Waiting for Godot
Arthur Miller's America : theater & culture in a time of change ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Perspectives on America's greatest living playwright that explore his longstanding commitment to forging a uniquely American theater Arthur Miller's America collects new writing by leading international critics and scholars that considers the dramatic world of icon, activist, and playwright Arthur Miller's theater as it reflects the changing moral equations of his time. Written on the occasion of Miller's 85th year, the original essays and interviews in Arthur Miller's America treat the breadth of Miller's work, including his early political writings for the campus newspaper at the University of Michigan, his famous work with John Huston, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on The Misfits, and his signature plays like Death of a Salesman and All My Sons. --Publisher
Feminine focus : the new women playwrights ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Approaches to teaching Beckett's Waiting for Godot ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Around the absurd : essays on modern and postmodern drama by Enoch Brater( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Original essays honoring Martin Esslin, author of a seminal book on the theater of the absurd
Why Beckett : with 122 illustrations by Enoch Brater( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Arthur Miller's global theater ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
"How an American playwright is performed on stages around the world."--Jacket
The theatrical gamut : notes for a post-Beckettian stage ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
This collection of original essays in honor of American drama critic Ruby Cohn captures the rich mixture of discourses on the act of theater. The variety of approaches - from formalist to feminist, pays tribute to the centrality of Beckett in any evaluation of just what constitutes the "modern" in modern, contemporary, post-modern, and experimental drama
The drama in the text : Beckett's late fiction by Enoch Brater( Book )
13 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 libraries worldwide
In this rich and perceptive study of some of the most haunting fiction written in the late twentieth century, Beckett critic Enoch Brater continues his investigation of the tension between text and script, silence and associational sound. Brater argues with great learning that Beckett's fiction, like his radio plays, demands to be read aloud, since much of the emotional meaning lodges in its tonality. Here the rhythm of Beckett's "labouring heart" finds its performative voice as the reader, now turned listener, collaborates in the creation of a musical composition that must elucidate the stillness of the universe. The Drama in the Text is a book about reciting and recounting, about how we know and what we know when we read a lyrical "text" crafted in prose but sounding like something else instead. Brater ranges across all of Beckett's work, quoting from it liberally, and makes connections mainly with other writers, but also with details drawn from the whole Western cultural heritage. The only book that deals thoroughly with Beckett's complete late fiction, Brater's study opens to a wide literary audience the difficult and elliptical nature of Beckett's mature prose style. For those readers who find Beckett's late fiction "impossible to follow let alone describe," this book will be an authoritative and persuasive guide, providing recognition, insight, and accessibility
Death of a salesman; certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem by Arthur Miller( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 libraries worldwide
'Death of a Salesman' is Miller's tragic masterpiece about Willy Loman, the ageing travelling salesman haunted and driven by empty dreams of prosperity and success
Ten ways of thinking about Samuel Beckett : the falsetto of reason by Enoch Brater( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Beckett is acknowledged as one of the greatest playwrights and most innovative fiction writers of the twentieth century with an international appeal that bridges both general and more specialist readers. This collection of essays by renowned Beckett scholar Enoch Brater offers a delightfully original, playful and intriguing series of approaches to Beckett's drama, fiction and poetry. Beginning with a chapter entitled 'Things to Ponder While Waiting for Godot', each essay deftly illuminates aspects of Beckett's thinking and craft, making astute and often suprising discoveries along the way. In
A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller : All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, the Crucible, A View From the Bridge, Broken Glass by Toby Silverman Zinman( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller provides the essential guide to Miller's most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on five of Miller's plays: All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Broken Glass. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers want a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid their appreciation of Miller's artistry. A chronology of Miller's life and work helps to situate his oeuvre in context and the introduction reinforces this by providing a clear overview of his writing, its recurrent themes and how these are intertwined with his life and times. For each play the author provides a summary of the plot, followed by commentary on the context, themes, characters, structure and language, and the play in production - both on stage and screen adaptations; there are questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases in the text. The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Miller's work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide to Miller's greatest plays
The essential Beckett : an illustrated biography : with 122 illustrations by Enoch Brater( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The last Yankee : with a new essay about theatre language by Arthur Miller( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A moving drama of the complexities of marriage and personal transformation. Two men meet in a visitors' room at a mental hospital where their wives are being treated for nervous breakdowns. As the women mutually discover a well-spring of strength and hope inside themselves, they set out to englihten their husbands and transform their marriages
A playwright's life and works by Enoch Brater( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A timely concise biography of Arthur Miller, one of the most highly regarded and widely performed playwrights of the 20th century, whose classics of modern theatre have enthusiastic audiences all over the world
Introduction to Samuel Beckett by Enoch Brater( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Theatre in the expanded field : seven approaches to performance by Alan Read( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Theatre in the Expanded Field is a fiercely original, bold and daring exploration of the fields of theatre and performance studies and the received narratives and histories that underpin them. Rich with interdisciplinary reference, international, eclectic and broad-ranging in its examples, it offers readers a compelling and provocative reassessment of the disciplines, one that spans pre-history to the present day. Sixty years ago, in 1962, Richard Southern wrote a remarkable book called The Seven Ages of the Theatre. It was unusual in its time for taking a trans-disciplinary, new-historical and avowedly internationalist approach to its subject - nothing less than a totalizing view of its field. Theatre in the Expanded Field does not attempt to mimic Southern's work but rather takes his spirit of adventure and ambition as its frame for the contemporary moment of performance and its diverse pasts. Identifying seven ways of exploring the performance field, from pre-history to postdramatic theatre the book presents studies of both contemporary and historical works not as a chronological succession, but in keeping with their coeval qualities, as movements or 'generations' of connection and interaction, dissensus and interruption. It does this with the same purpose as Richard Southern's original work: to provide for the planning of responsive performance spaces 'now'. Illustrated throughout with line-drawings, Theatre in the Expanded Field is as richly rewarding as it is ambitious and expansive in it vision
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ブレイター, イノック
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