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Modern Drama in Theory and Practice By J. L. Styan (Northwestern University, Illinois)

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice
by J. L. Styan (Northwestern University, Illinois)

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Buchner is the forerunner of expression, followed by Wedekind and Strindberg. The style is then traced from Kaiser and Toller to O'Neill, Wilder and the later O'Casey. In this 1981 book, epic theatre is studied from Piscator and Brecht to Durrenmatt and Weiss, Arden and Bond, and is seen as flourishing in offshoots of documentary theatre.
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Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 3: Expressionism and Epic Theatre by J. L. Styan (Northwestern University, Illinois)

Buchner is the forerunner of expression, followed by Wedekind and Strindberg. The style is then traced from Kaiser and Toller to O'Neill, Wilder and the later O'Casey. Important producers are Reinhardt and Meyerhold. Epic theatre is studied from Piscator and Brecht to Durrenmatt and Weiss, Arden and Bond, and is seen as flourishing in offshoots of documentary theatre. This book was first published in 1981.

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Table of Contents


List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Expressionism in the theatre; 2. Forerunners of expressionism: Buchner; 3. Forerunners of expressionism: Wedekind; 4. Forerunners of expressionism: Strindberg and the dream play; 5. Early expressionism in Germany; 6. Expressionism in Germany; 7. New production styles in Germany; 8. Expressionism in Soviet Russia: Meyerhold; 9. Expressionism in Soviet Russia: writers and directors; 10. Expressionism in America: O'Neill; 11. Expressionism in American: after O'Neill; 12. Expressionism in Ireland; 13. Epic theatre in Germany: Piscator and after; 14. Epic theatre in Germany: early Brecht; 15. Epic theatre in Germany: late Brecht; 16. Epic theatre in Germany: after Brecht; 17. Documentary theatre after Piscator; 18. Epic theatre in Britain; 19. Expressionist theatre; Table of events in the theatre; Bibliography; Index.

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Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 3: Expressionism and Epic Theatre by J. L. Styan (Northwestern University, Illinois)
J. L. Styan (Northwestern University, Illinois)
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1983-06-09
244
0521296307
9780521296304
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