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Esslin, Martin 1918-2002

Works: 303 works in 1,501 publications in 8 languages and 26,581 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Dictionaries  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Librettist, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., pos, Director, Adapter, Speaker, Performer
Classifications: PN1861, 832.912
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Publications about Martin Esslin
Publications by Martin Esslin
Publications by Martin Esslin, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Martin Esslin
The theatre of the absurd by Martin Esslin( Book )
301 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,899 libraries worldwide
Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin's landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett's tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre
Samuel Beckett : a collection of critical essays by Martin Esslin( Book )
30 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,395 libraries worldwide
Contemporary critical opinion and commentary on Samuel Beckett and his works
Brecht: the man and his work by Martin Esslin( Book )
27 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,834 libraries worldwide
An anatomy of drama by Martin Esslin( Book )
41 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
An internationally recognized scholar and critic provides insight into the nature of dramatic expression as he explores the common and distinguishing features of a wide range of dramatic media
The peopled wound: the work of Harold Pinter by Martin Esslin( Book )
25 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
Brecht, a choice of evils : a critical study of the man, his work, and his opinions by Martin Esslin( Book )
62 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
Reflections : essays on modern theatre by Martin Esslin( Book )
19 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Italian and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
The Encyclopedia of world theater : with 420 illustrations and an index of play titles by Karl Gröning( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
More than 400 beautiful illustrations also cover a broad spectrum, showing performances of specific plays, theaters, dramatists, stage designers, and actors, thus providing a visual complement to the remarkable variety of entries
The age of television by Martin Esslin( Book )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
"Having spent most of his career working with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Martin Esslin appraises American TV with the eyes of both a detached outsider and a concerned insider. "American popular culture," writes Esslin, "has become the popular culture of the world at large. American television is thus more than a purely social phenomenon. It fascinates and in some instances frightens the whole world." The Age of Television discusses television as an essentially dramatic form of communication, pointing to the strengths and weaknesses that spring from its character. It explores its impact on generations destined to grow up under its influence, with such questions as how TV turns reality into fiction, and fiction into reality. Esslin considers the long-term effects of television on our abilities to reason, to read, to create. He asks if current programming on American television constitutes what we want and deserve, and asks what we would change, if we could. These are but a handful of the questions Esslin probes in this penetrating analysis of contemporary television and its impact on our lives. In his new introduction, Esslin discusses changes in the media over the last two decades. He explores the increasing number of television stations available, the rise of "boutique" channels concentrating on news, sports, or film, and the relationship between television and other forms of electronic media such as video games and the Internet. Finally, he considers the effect of these developments on our ability to concentrate, our sensitivity to violence, and even our artistic taste. Most compelling of all is his final question: Can the Age of Television, with all its dangers, yet become a golden age of cultural growth? Martin Esslin is professor emeritus of drama at Stanford University. His numerous critical works include: Brecht-The Man and his Work, The Theatre of the Absurd, An Anatomy of Drama, and Artaud. He cur"--Provided by publisher
Pinter, the playwright by Martin Esslin( Book )
53 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 846 libraries worldwide
Bertolt Brecht by Martin Esslin( Book )
12 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Pinter : a study of his plays by Martin Esslin( Book )
45 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Baal, A man's a man, and the elephant calf; early plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
BAAL is a work at once brutal, coarse, and tender that pictures an "amoral" life ruthless in its consistency. A MAN'S A MAN probes individuality and social roles, transecnding locality and topicality. THE ELEPHANT CALF is a slightly different interpretation of "A man's a man" in one act
The field of drama : how the signs of drama create meaning on stage and screen by Martin Esslin( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
Studie over de middelen waarvan toneel, zowel in het theater als op televisie en film, gebruik maakt om het beoogde effect bij het publiek teweeg te brengen
Mediations : essays on Brecht, Beckett, and the media by Martin Esslin( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Antonin Artaud by Martin Esslin( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and French and held by 537 libraries worldwide
Brecht; das Paradox des politischen Dichters by Martin Esslin( Book )
43 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Das Theater des Absurden by Martin Esslin( Book )
69 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in German and English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Illustrated encyclopaedia of world theatre : with 420 illustrations and an index of play titles by Martin Esslin( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Artaud by Martin Esslin( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Portuguese and held by 323 libraries worldwide
The man and his work, as Martin Esslin persuasively argues in this perceptive study, are inseparable and must be considered together. Genius or madman, everything about Artaud is fascinating - his extraordinary life, his passions, his wide-ranging interests, the brilliance and originality that he brought to his plays, his productions and his other writings. Artaud died in 1948 at the age of fifty-two, but accomplished a revolution in his short life that is still bearing fruit today
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Aslin, Mārtin 1918-2002
Esslin, Martin Julius
Esslin, Martin Julius 1918-2002
Martin Esslin Brits journalist (1918-2002)
Martin Esslin Playwright, theatre critic, scholar
Martin Esslin scrittore, traduttore e giornalista ungherese
Pereszlényi, Gyula Márton
Pereszlényi, Gyula Márton, 1918-2002
Pereszlényi, Julius
Pereszlényi, Julius, 1918-2002
Μάρτιν Έσλιν
עסעלין, מרטין
إسلين، مارتن، 1918-2002
مارتن إسلن، 1918-2002
مارتین اسلین
მარტინ ესლინი
エスリン, M.
エスリン, マーティン
マーティン, E.
マーティン, エスリン
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