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Modern Drama in Theory and Practice

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice

Volume 3. Expressionism and Epic Theatre


  • Date Published: June 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521296304

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  • Büchner 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 Dürrenmatt 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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    • Date Published: June 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521296304
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1. Expressionism in the theatre
    2. Forerunners of expressionism: Büchner
    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

  • Author

    J. L. Styan, Northwestern University, Illinois

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