The Resource Modern British drama, 1890-1990, Christopher Innes

Modern British drama, 1890-1990, Christopher Innes

Label
Modern British drama, 1890-1990
Title
Modern British drama, 1890-1990
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Innes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Innes, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR736
LC item number
.I5 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Toneel
  • Engels
  • Théâtre (genre littéraire) anglais
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Engelsk dramatik
  • Litteraturvetenskap
  • Modernism (litteratur)
  • Teater
  • English drama
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Great Britain
Label
Modern British drama, 1890-1990, Christopher Innes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Defining British drama -- Patterns of development and organizing principles -- Critical treatment -- Arthur Pinero : the problem play versus the new realism -- Reinterpretation of Ibsen -- Refurbishing nineteenth-century styles -- Thesis drama and metaphysical comedy -- Symbolism and politics -- Shavian influences and the question of censorship -- Intellectual drama versus public theatre : Graville-Barker and John Galsworthy -- Realism versus Agitprop : D.H. Lawrence and the Workers' Theatre Movement -- Sean O'Casey : expressive realism and the imagery of politics-- Terence Rattigan : updating the well-made play -- John Osborne : the rhetoric of social alienation -- Arnold Wesker : utopian realism -- Brechtian influences : epic stagecraft and British equivalents
  • John Arden : the popular tradition and epic alternatives -- Edward Bond : rationalism, realism and radical solutions -- David Edgar : from Agitprop to socialist realism -- Howard Brenton and David Hare : utopian perspectives on modern history -- Oscar Wilde : paradoxical fantasy and moral subversion -- John Synge : satiric artifice and critical realism -- Somerset Maugham : popular comedy versus social criticism -- Noel Coward : comedy as social image -- Ben Travers : society as farce -- Joe Orton : farce as confrontation -- Harold Pinter : power plays and the trap of comedy -- Politics and comedy : Peter Barnes and Trevor Griffiths -- Traditionalism and theatricality : Alan Ayckbourn and Michael Frayn -- Tom Stoppard : theatricality and the comedy of ideas -- Rejection of society : J.M. Barrie versus Wilde's Salomé -- W.B. Yeats : theatre of the mind -- J.B. Priestley : temporal dislocation and transcendence -- Expressionistic archetypes : W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood
  • T.S. Eliot : the drama of conversion -- Appealing to the popular imagination : Christopher Fry and Peter Shaffer -- Apocalyptic visions and Artaudian theatre : John Whiting and David Rudkin -- Samuel Beckett : interior space and play as image -- Early groups and feminist principles -- Pam Gems : reinterpreting the stereotype -- Caryl Churchill : theatre as a model for change
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 484 p.
Isbn
9780521315555
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90025967
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25367510
  • (OCoLC)ocm25367510
Label
Modern British drama, 1890-1990, Christopher Innes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Defining British drama -- Patterns of development and organizing principles -- Critical treatment -- Arthur Pinero : the problem play versus the new realism -- Reinterpretation of Ibsen -- Refurbishing nineteenth-century styles -- Thesis drama and metaphysical comedy -- Symbolism and politics -- Shavian influences and the question of censorship -- Intellectual drama versus public theatre : Graville-Barker and John Galsworthy -- Realism versus Agitprop : D.H. Lawrence and the Workers' Theatre Movement -- Sean O'Casey : expressive realism and the imagery of politics-- Terence Rattigan : updating the well-made play -- John Osborne : the rhetoric of social alienation -- Arnold Wesker : utopian realism -- Brechtian influences : epic stagecraft and British equivalents
  • John Arden : the popular tradition and epic alternatives -- Edward Bond : rationalism, realism and radical solutions -- David Edgar : from Agitprop to socialist realism -- Howard Brenton and David Hare : utopian perspectives on modern history -- Oscar Wilde : paradoxical fantasy and moral subversion -- John Synge : satiric artifice and critical realism -- Somerset Maugham : popular comedy versus social criticism -- Noel Coward : comedy as social image -- Ben Travers : society as farce -- Joe Orton : farce as confrontation -- Harold Pinter : power plays and the trap of comedy -- Politics and comedy : Peter Barnes and Trevor Griffiths -- Traditionalism and theatricality : Alan Ayckbourn and Michael Frayn -- Tom Stoppard : theatricality and the comedy of ideas -- Rejection of society : J.M. Barrie versus Wilde's Salomé -- W.B. Yeats : theatre of the mind -- J.B. Priestley : temporal dislocation and transcendence -- Expressionistic archetypes : W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood
  • T.S. Eliot : the drama of conversion -- Appealing to the popular imagination : Christopher Fry and Peter Shaffer -- Apocalyptic visions and Artaudian theatre : John Whiting and David Rudkin -- Samuel Beckett : interior space and play as image -- Early groups and feminist principles -- Pam Gems : reinterpreting the stereotype -- Caryl Churchill : theatre as a model for change
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 484 p.
Isbn
9780521315555
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
90025967
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25367510
  • (OCoLC)ocm25367510

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