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A History of Scandinavian Theatre

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521398671

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  • This study of the history and development of theater in Scandinavia examines dominant styles and trends in various periods, from the earliest performances in the Middle Ages to the provocative productions and experiments of the present day. This is the only work of its kind in English and provides a balanced and authoritative account of the theatrical history of all three Scandinavian countries. It is generously illustrated and comprehensively documented, with an extensive bibliography.

    • A book-length study in English of the theatrical history of all three Scandinavian countries up until the present day
    • Copiously illustrated with more than 70 halftones
    • Well documented, with an extensive bibliography
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    "Beyond question, Frederick and Lise-Lone Marker's latest book will get very heavy use in surveys of world drama and as a reference source for students and teachers of Ibsen, Strindberg, and even Ingmar Bergman. The illustrations are excellent and helpful. One of the great strengths of the Markers is their ability to bring important stagings of major Scandinavian plays to life, a not inconsiderable accomplishment." George C. Schoolfield, World Litertaure Today

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521398671
    • length: 404 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 75 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Part I. From the Middle Ages to a Golden Age:
    1. Early stages
    2. Theatre at court
    3. Playhouses of the eighteenth century
    4. The Gustavian age
    5. The romantic theatre and its aftermath
    Part II. Pioneers of Modern and Postmodern Theatre:
    6. Ibsen's Norway
    7. Naturalism and the director
    8. The Strindberg challenge
    9. The modernist revolt
    10. Tradition and experiment since 1945
    11. The plurality of postmodern theatre
    Notes
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Authors

    Frederick J. Marker, University of Toronto

    Lise-Lone Marker, University of Toronto

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