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    DescriptionThis critical anthology of avant-garde drama offers comprehensive coverage of that distinctively twentieth-century tradition. It includes the full texts of sixteen important plays, each preceded by a historical-critical introduction and followed by an essay, often written by the playwright, that elaborates on the dramatic and aesthetic issues raised by the play. Cardullo and Knopf, in making plays and documents of the avant-garde available in one collection for the first time, underscore the place and importance of the movement. In a provocative general introduction to the book, Bert Cardullo traces the history of the avant-garde tradition and argues for a revisionist history of modern drama that would acknowledge the innovative contributions of the avant-garde. The anthology, which presents examples of French and Russian Symbolism, Italian Futurism, German Expressionism, and Dada-Surrealism, as well as work by such seminal figures as Jarry, Strindberg, Artaud, and Kandinsky, illuminates the astonishing daring of these writers from many Western countries and diverse theatrical movements.

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    Theater of the Avant-garde, 1890-1950
    A Critical Anthology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Bert Cardullo, Edited by Robert Knopf
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 522
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 730 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300085266
    ISBN 10: 0300085265

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    Yale University Press
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    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Bert Cardullo, professor of theatre and drama at the University of Michigan, is coeditor of Playing to the Camera: Film Actors on Film Acting (ISBN 0 300 07051 9 pb. ?10.95*), published by Yale University Press. Robert Knopf is associate professor of theater at Connecticut College.
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    "An original and valuable contribution to the literature of the avant-garde that should be of great use to students and lovers of the theatre." Daniel Gerould, CUNY Graduate Center"