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Kalb, Jonathan

Works: 14 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 2,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 792.95
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Kalb
Beckett in performance by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
"This book takes a critical look at the work of one of the twentieth century's most influential playwrights from the viewpoint of those whose job it is to give the work life on stage. From personal experience of over seventy productions, from interviews with numerous Beckett actors and directors, and in rare conversations with the playwright himself, Kalb addresses such fundamental questions as: Is the task of performing Beckett categorically different from that of performing other forms of theater? Is the audience's role different, and if so, how? The result is a new insight into particular problems of producing Beckett's early and late works, television plays, and prose works adapted for the stage."--Page 4 of cover
The theater of Heiner Müller by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Great lengths : seven works of marathon theater by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
We know that size matters in many areas of human endeavor, but what about works of the imagination> Why do some dramatic creations extend to five hours or more, and how does their extreme length help them accomplish extraordinary ambitious aims? IN Great Lengths, theater critic and scholar Jonathan Kalb addresses these and other questions through a close look at seven internationally prominent theater productions, including Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, and the Royal Shakespeare Company's Nicholas Nickelby. This is a book about extreme length, monumental scope, and intensive immersion in the theater in general, written by a passionate spectator reflecting on selected pinnacles of his theater-going over thirty years. The books examples, deliberately chosen for their diversity, range from adapted novels and epics, to dramatic chronicles with macrohistorical and macropolitical implications, to stagings of super-size classic plays, to "post-dramatic" works that negotiate the border between life and art. Kalb reconstructs each of the works, re-creating the experience of seeing it while at the same time explaining how it maintained attention and interest over so many hours, and then expanding the scope to embrace a wider view and ask broader questions. The discussion of Nicholas Nickleby, for example, considers melodrama as a basic tool of theatrical communication, and the section on Peter Brook's The mahabharata explores the ethical problems surrounding theatrical exoticism. The chapter on Einstein on the Beach grows into a reflection on the media-age status of the much-debated Gesamtkunstwerk (or "total artwork") and a reassessment of the long avant-gardist tradition of challenging the primacy of rational language in theater. The essay on Peter Stein's Faust I + II becomes a reflection on the interpretive role of theater directors and the theatrical viability of anti-theatrical closet drama. Great Lengths thus offers a remarkable panorama of the surprisingly broad field of contemporary marathon theater--an art form that diverse audiences of savvy, screen-weaned spectators continue to seek out, for the increasingly rare experiences of awe, transcendence, adn sustained immersion that it provides
Play by play : theater essays and reviews, 1993-2002 by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
"In all, these essays and reviews by a winner of the George Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism set a new standard for theater writing today."--Jacket
Free admissions : collected theater writings by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 libraries worldwide
I'm gonna live the life I sing about by Danny Kalb( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mah kol yeled tsarikh la-daʻat by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Hebrew and held by 1 library worldwide
Gender and the Void by Jonathan Kalb( Computer File )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Dramaturg's protocol to Mayakovsky's Bathhouse by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Big bug stories by Jonathan Kalb( Article )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dramaturg's protocol to Gorky's Lower Depths by Jonathan Kalb( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Gender and the Void by Jonathan Kalb( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Michigan quarterly review. : Vol XXXI : Issue 2
American playwrights on Beckett by Jonathan Kalb( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide Hunter on-line theater review ( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide is an online forum for critical writing about the theater. Published by the Hunter College Theater Department and edited by Jonathan Kalb, the journal welcomes reviews, essays, articles, interviews, dialogues, and polemics about any aspect of theater, past or present, with an emphasis on contemporary productions in New York City
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