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This 1981 volume begins with the naturalistic revolt in France against traditional styles of theatre. As realism becomes a European movement the account moves from Paris to the Meiningen company and Ibsen's work as producer and play-wright in Oslo, Chekhov's in Moscow, Shaw's in London, Synge's in Dublin. Among the producers are Antoine, Brahm, Grein, Granville-Baker, Nemirovich-Danchenko and Stanislavsky. The early days of the Irish Dramatic Movement and the chief realistic directors and critics in the USA after Belasco are considered; the tradition is shown to persist in the work of Williams and Miller in the USA and Osborne and Bond in England.
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- Date Published: July 1983
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521296281
- length: 224 pages
- dimensions: 217 x 138 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.33kg
- contains: 34 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
1. The Natural revolt
2. Early theory
3. A new production style
4. Ibsen's contribution to realism
5. Realism in France
6. Strindberg' contribution to realism
7. Realism in Germany
8. Realism in Britain
9. Shaw's contribution to realism
10. Realism in Russia
11. Chekhov's contribution to realism
12. Conflicts in Dublin
13. Realism in America: Belasco to 'the method'
14. Realism in America: early variations
15. Realism in America: Williams and Miller
16. New realism in Britain
17. Realistic theatre
Table of events in the theatre
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