WorldCat Identities

Esslin, Martin 1918-2002

Overview
Works: 320 works in 1,463 publications in 5 languages and 26,852 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  History  Bibliography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Librettist, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., pos, Director, Performer, Speaker, Adapter
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 832.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Esslin
Samuel Beckett : a collection of critical essays by Martin Esslin( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary critical opinion and commentary on Samuel Beckett and his works
Brecht: the man and his work by Martin Esslin( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatre of the absurd by Martin Esslin( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member 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
An anatomy of drama by Martin Esslin( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 1,457 WorldCat member 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 theatre of the absurd by Martin Esslin( Book )

65 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces audiences to developments in the contemporary theatre which reflect changing attitudes toward the world
The peopled wound: the work of Harold Pinter by Martin Esslin( Book )

24 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatre of the absurd by Martin Esslin( Book )

41 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections : essays on modern theatre by Martin Esslin( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Italian and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of world theater : with 420 illustrations and an index of play titles by Karl Gröning( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinter, the playwright by Martin Esslin( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertolt Brecht by Martin Esslin( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinter : a study of his plays by Martin Esslin( Book )

44 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baal, A man's a man, and the elephant calf; early plays by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht, a choice of evils : a critical study of the man, his work, and his opinions by Martin Esslin( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht: a choice of evils; a critical study of the man, his work, and his opinions by Martin Esslin( Book )

48 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and German and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonin Artaud by Martin Esslin( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and French and held by 536 WorldCat member 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 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Baal, A man's a man, and the elephant calf; early plays
Alternative Names
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

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

艾思林・马丁

馬丁·艾斯林

Languages
English (522)

German (46)

Chinese (3)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
The theatre of the absurdThe age of televisionPinter, the playwrightBaal, A man's a man, and the elephant calf; early playsThe field of drama : how the signs of drama create meaning on stage and screenBrecht, a choice of evils : a critical study of the man, his work, and his opinions