Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 3, Expressionism and Epic Theatre

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 3, Expressionism and Epic Theatre

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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. 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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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 11mm | 290g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 46 Halftones, unspecified
  • 0521296307
  • 9780521296304
  • 366,463

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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