Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre is a substantial history of the origins of dramaturgs and literary managers. It frames the explosion of professional appointments in England within a wider continental map reaching back to the Enlightenment and eighteenth-century Germany, examining the work of the major theorists and practitioners of dramaturgy, from Granville Barker and Gotthold Lessing to Brecht and Tynan. This study positions Brecht's model of dramaturgy as central to the worldwide revolution in theatre-making practices, and it also makes a substantial argument for Granville Barker's and Tynan's contributions to the development of literary management. With the territories of play and performance-making being increasingly hotly contested, and the public's appetite for new plays showing no sign of diminishing, Mary Luckhurst investigates the dramaturg as a cultural and political phenomenon.Read more
- The first book to trace the historical origins of dramaturgy in Germany to present-day theatre practice in England
- Places Brecht's theory and practice of dramaturgy at the centre of the worldwide changes in theatre-making
- Investigates the dramaturg as a cultural and political phenomenon
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- Date Published: September 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521081887
- length: 316 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.47kg
- contains: 2 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Lessing and the Hamburgische Dramaturgie
2. Dramaturgy in nineteenth-century England
3. William Archer and Harley Granville Barker: constructions of the literary manager
4. Bertolt Brecht: the theory and practice of the dramaturg
5. Kenneth Tynan and the National Theatre
6. Dramaturgy and literary management in England today
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