The theatre in our times; a survey of the men, materials, and movements in the modern theatre.

New York, Crown Publishers [1954] .

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Subjects Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Théâtre (Genre littéraire) -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Description 609 pages illustrations 22 cm
Copyright Date [1954]
Notes Includes index.
Also issued online.
Contents The underground man and the modern drama -- Tragedy in the modern theatre. Tragic enlightenment ; Enlightenment and modern drama ; The subversion of enlightenment ; The degrees of drama ; Postscript -- Aristotle in eclipse -- Drama and detachment: a view of Brecht's style of theatre -- Conservatism in the theatre -- Ibsen in the contemporary theatre -- Henry Becque: the mordant virtuoso -- Shaw as drama critic -- Saint George and the dragons. Shaw at ninety ; Epiphany ; Anti-Shaw -- Bernard Shaw and the puritan in hell -- When Shaw boiled the pot -- Strindberg and the twentieth century -- Strindberg: 1950 centenary productions -- The annihilators. The machine ; Cocteau and the infernal machine ; Pirandello and the six characters ; Expressionism -- The rebuilders. Alternatives for drama ; Strindberg, Ibsen, and Shaw ; The histrionic art of André Obey ; John Millington Synge: synthesis in folk drama ; Federico García Lorca ; Yeats: the limits of drama ; Maxwell Anderson: the poet in show business -- The prodigality of Sean O'Casey -- O'Neill in our time -- The electras of Giraudoux and O'Neill -- T.S. Eliot: the poet as anti-modernist -- Schism in English theatre -- Saroyan: The time of your life -- Clifford Odets: the long journey of a talent -- Playwright in transition: Robert Emmet Sherwood, 1941 -- Philip Barry: a civilized playwright -- S.N. Behrman: comedy and tolerance -- Sartre and Piscator: The flies -- New American playwrights: Williams, Miller, and others -- A streetcar named desire: a study in ambiguity. An evaluation ; Spines for drama ; Play review -- Death of a salesman: first impressions, 1949 -- The great world, the little stage -- Mordancy in the drama -- The Dublin Gate Theatre -- The Habimah Theatre. The Habimah's Dybbuk ; The golem ; The Habimah and Sophocles -- Theatricalism and realism -- English theatre: 1947-1952. British post-war liberalism ; English comic style ; Matter and manner ; English morality drama ; The gloss of English stage production ; From West End to Broadway -- Fabianism and the British playwright -- Golden boy and the midcentury mode -- The uses of exuberance -- Illumination by Roman candle -- Two war-time and post-war periods -- The fallacy of unity -- Emotion comes cheap -- The playwright and the camera -- The need for finesse -- The dangers of the history play -- The most difficult form of writing -- Outside, looking in -- Experimental theatre -- Arena theatre -- The lost theatre: our unused drama -- Let the reviver beware, or, How to kill a play. The risk of revival ; The Bergner Duchess of Malfi, 1946 ; The playboy of the western world, 1946 ; Find the spine ; The Gertrude Lawrence Pygmalion ; The risks remain for even Shakespeare and Shaw -- An American national theatre -- From reviewer to producer -- Expressionism and realism in films -- The time of your life as a film -- The informer as a screenplay -- Screenwriting as playwriting.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)328706
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Gassner, John, 1903-1967.
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