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Six Dramatists in Search of a Language By Andrew Karpati Kennedy

Six Dramatists in Search of a Language
by Andrew Karpati Kennedy

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In this penetrating study Andrew Kennedy sets out to analyse the modern movement in drama through the theatrical language of six key figures writing in English - Shaw, Eliot, Beckett, Pinter, Osborne and Arden. Dr Kennedy argues that a study of theatrical language should be an exercise in 'practical criticism' and not merely narrowly linguistic.
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Six Dramatists in Search of a Language: Studies in Dramatic Language by Andrew Karpati Kennedy

In this penetrating study Andrew Kennedy sets out to analyse the modern movement in drama through the theatrical language of six key figures writing in English - Shaw, Eliot, Beckett, Pinter, Osborne and Arden. Dr Kennedy argues that a study of theatrical language should be an exercise in 'practical criticism' and not merely narrowly linguistic. The whole range of theatrical expressiveness must be examined in detail from play text and performance alike and the conclusions correlated with the author's known intentions if a full evaluative judgement is to be attempted. Dr Kennedy shows how the modern movement in drama reveals a growing difficulty in creating any type of fully expressive dramatic language. He has written a work with an unusual breadth of reference, which should prove of value to all students of modern drama, modern English and European literature and to the theatre-going public.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Shaw; 2. Eliot; 3. Beckett; 4. Pinter; 5. Osborne; 6. Arden; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR004724180
Six Dramatists in Search of a Language: Studies in Dramatic Language by Andrew Karpati Kennedy
Andrew Karpati Kennedy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1975-01-23
288
0521098661
9780521098663
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