Contradictory Characters: An Interpretation of the Modern Theatre
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BeschreibungProviding an interpretation of the modern theatre, this is a new edition of a classic work of drama criticism.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1The character against himself: the penitent as mother - Ghost, Henrik Ibsen (1882); the child as husband - The father, August Strindberg (1887); the warrior as peacemaker - Tiger at the gates, Jean Giraudoux (1935). Part 2 The house divided: the society as mosaic - The three sisters, Anton Chekhov (1901); the family as villain - Long day's journey into night, Eugene O'Neill; the living statues - Six characters in search of an author, Luigi Pirandello. Part 3 The character against his environment: the man machine - Gas II, Georg Kaiser; hero and heroine as topographical features - Krapp's last tape (1958) and Happy days (1961), Samuel Beckett. Part 3 The dream incarnator: the paragon as oppressor - The good woman of Setzuan, Bertolt Brecht (1943); the monarch as beggar - A slight ache, Harold Pinter (1961); the poet as solipsist - Dutchman by LeRoi Jones (1964); the dreamer as mankind - The fountain of blood, Antonin Artaud (1924); the artist as self-redeemer - When we dead awaken, Henrik Ibsen.
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1996
Seitenanzahl: 298 Seiten