The Resource Theatre at the crossroads; : plays and playwrights of the mid-century American stage

Theatre at the crossroads; : plays and playwrights of the mid-century American stage

Label
Theatre at the crossroads; : plays and playwrights of the mid-century American stage
Title
Theatre at the crossroads;
Title remainder
plays and playwrights of the mid-century American stage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1903-1967
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gassner, John
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1851
LC item number
.G3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drama
  • Theater
  • Théâtre (Genre littéraire)
  • Théâtre
  • Drama
  • Theater
  • Théâtre
  • New York (State)
Label
Theatre at the crossroads; : plays and playwrights of the mid-century American stage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one : Interrogations and persuasions -- Script or spotlight? -- Playwriting at the crossroads -- What price exaltation? -- Reasons for social drama -- New tragic perspectives? -- Eugene O'Neill : the course of a major dramatist -- Tennessee Williams : 1940-60 -- Jean Giraudoux as virtuoso -- Foundation or no foundation -- The practicality of impractical criticism -- Off-Broadway, past and present -- Part two : New York chronicle, 1950-1960 -- Ebb tide. Entropy? ; The Country Girl : Odets in the fifties ; Barry and Sherwood : Second Threshold ; Lillian Hellman : The Autumn Garden ; Allegory : Coxe and Chapman's Billy Budd ; Kingsley's Darkness at Noon and political drama -- Points of return. Van Druten's I am a Camera and the Chekhov myth ; Marquand and Osborn : Point of no Return ; The Grass Harp : Capote versus Saroyan ; The Cave Dwellers : Saroyan's return ; The Flowering Peach : Odets, yea-and-nay ; Religion and Graham Greene's The Potting Shed -- Low Men on a totem pole. Low tragedy in Macken's Home Is the Hero ; Gazzo's A Hatful of Rain : the real and the grotesque ; Clinic and symbol in Wishengrad's The Rope Dancers ; Laurents : A Clearing in the Woods ; Faulkner : Requiem for a Nun ; William Inge and the subtragic muse : The Dark at the Top of the Stairs ; John Osborne's Look Back in Anger ; Epitaph for George Dillion and The Entertainer ; Too Late for Phalarope : alternatives in social drama ; Nash : A Handful of Fire -- Past and present. American Shakespeare : Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice ; Producing Miss Julie and Uncle Vanya ; Reviving Turgenev's A Month in the Country ; The Doctor's Dilemma and Saint Joan : Shaw half-revived -- The comic muse. American musical comedy ; Menasha Skulnik in The Fifth Season ; Aymé's Clérambard ; The lesson of the Comédie Française ; Two for the Seesaw and The Seesaw Log -- Tennessee Williams. Summer and Smoke : Williams' shadow and substance ; Williams' descent: Orpheus Descending ; Williams' "Garden" ; Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth -- The latter-day O'Neill. The Iceman Cometh intact ; A Moon for the Misbegotten ; Long Day's Journey into Night ; A Touch of the Poet -- European vistas. Tyrone Guthrie's or Pirandello's Six Characters ; Harlequinade in Anouilh's Mademoiselle Colombe ; Anouilh's The Lark : The theatricalist Joan ; The Waltz of the Toreadors : Anouilh's Valse Triste ; Beckett : Waiting for Godot ; Beckett's Endgame and symbolism ; Ionesco : The Lesson and The Chairs ; Brecht's epic parable : The Good Woman of Setzuan at the Phoenix ; Duerrenmatt : The Visit -- Affirmations?. Miller's The Crucible as event and play ; Corwin's The Rivalry ; Mary Stuart at the Phoenix : A future for poetic drama ; Fry : The Firstborn ; O'Casey : Pictures in the Hallway ; More "Readings" : O'Casey and Dylan Thomas ; Robert Anderson : All Summer Long and Tea and Sympathy ; Dramatizing fiction : Look Homeward, Angel ; Ulysses in Nighttown : Mostel at the Rooftop ; MacLeish's J.B. : Yale and Broadway ; And these others
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
327 pages
Lccn
60009272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00243333
  • (OCoLC)ocm00243333
Label
Theatre at the crossroads; : plays and playwrights of the mid-century American stage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one : Interrogations and persuasions -- Script or spotlight? -- Playwriting at the crossroads -- What price exaltation? -- Reasons for social drama -- New tragic perspectives? -- Eugene O'Neill : the course of a major dramatist -- Tennessee Williams : 1940-60 -- Jean Giraudoux as virtuoso -- Foundation or no foundation -- The practicality of impractical criticism -- Off-Broadway, past and present -- Part two : New York chronicle, 1950-1960 -- Ebb tide. Entropy? ; The Country Girl : Odets in the fifties ; Barry and Sherwood : Second Threshold ; Lillian Hellman : The Autumn Garden ; Allegory : Coxe and Chapman's Billy Budd ; Kingsley's Darkness at Noon and political drama -- Points of return. Van Druten's I am a Camera and the Chekhov myth ; Marquand and Osborn : Point of no Return ; The Grass Harp : Capote versus Saroyan ; The Cave Dwellers : Saroyan's return ; The Flowering Peach : Odets, yea-and-nay ; Religion and Graham Greene's The Potting Shed -- Low Men on a totem pole. Low tragedy in Macken's Home Is the Hero ; Gazzo's A Hatful of Rain : the real and the grotesque ; Clinic and symbol in Wishengrad's The Rope Dancers ; Laurents : A Clearing in the Woods ; Faulkner : Requiem for a Nun ; William Inge and the subtragic muse : The Dark at the Top of the Stairs ; John Osborne's Look Back in Anger ; Epitaph for George Dillion and The Entertainer ; Too Late for Phalarope : alternatives in social drama ; Nash : A Handful of Fire -- Past and present. American Shakespeare : Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice ; Producing Miss Julie and Uncle Vanya ; Reviving Turgenev's A Month in the Country ; The Doctor's Dilemma and Saint Joan : Shaw half-revived -- The comic muse. American musical comedy ; Menasha Skulnik in The Fifth Season ; Aymé's Clérambard ; The lesson of the Comédie Française ; Two for the Seesaw and The Seesaw Log -- Tennessee Williams. Summer and Smoke : Williams' shadow and substance ; Williams' descent: Orpheus Descending ; Williams' "Garden" ; Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth -- The latter-day O'Neill. The Iceman Cometh intact ; A Moon for the Misbegotten ; Long Day's Journey into Night ; A Touch of the Poet -- European vistas. Tyrone Guthrie's or Pirandello's Six Characters ; Harlequinade in Anouilh's Mademoiselle Colombe ; Anouilh's The Lark : The theatricalist Joan ; The Waltz of the Toreadors : Anouilh's Valse Triste ; Beckett : Waiting for Godot ; Beckett's Endgame and symbolism ; Ionesco : The Lesson and The Chairs ; Brecht's epic parable : The Good Woman of Setzuan at the Phoenix ; Duerrenmatt : The Visit -- Affirmations?. Miller's The Crucible as event and play ; Corwin's The Rivalry ; Mary Stuart at the Phoenix : A future for poetic drama ; Fry : The Firstborn ; O'Casey : Pictures in the Hallway ; More "Readings" : O'Casey and Dylan Thomas ; Robert Anderson : All Summer Long and Tea and Sympathy ; Dramatizing fiction : Look Homeward, Angel ; Ulysses in Nighttown : Mostel at the Rooftop ; MacLeish's J.B. : Yale and Broadway ; And these others
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
327 pages
Lccn
60009272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00243333
  • (OCoLC)ocm00243333

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