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Epilogue

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In a letter to Georges Duthuit dated 12 August 1948 Beckett apologizes for the ‘unbelievably silly letter’ he had sent previously in which he offers some near inscrutable thoughts on art, before noting that: ‘One must shout, murmur, exult...

‘The Theatre and Its Double’ (1931–7)

Artaud on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1989

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...‘The Theatre and Its Double’ (‘Le Théâtre et son double’) The Theatre and Its Double is not only Artaud’s most famous book, it is also one of those rare books that catches the spirit of a particular age and sums it up...

Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In February 1925 Antonin Artaud addressed an open letter to the Director of the Comedie Française which began:Sir,You have infested the news long enough. Your brothel is too greedy. It is time the representatives of a dead art stopped...

Theatre in the 1960s

Steve Nicholson

Dr Steve Nicholson is Director of Drama within the English Department at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1960s : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...In the second half of the 1950s, British theatre had undergone a radical transformation. The infiltration of the ‘angry young men’ and the working class at the Royal Court; the anti-realistic absurdism of Beckett, Ionesco and (arguably...

Social Redeemer

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Bernard Shaw prophetically said more than once that the theatre of the twentieth century would go in one of two directions: it would follow Richard Wagner’s example of drama with music toward a predominantly sensuous ‘total theatre...

Actor and Director

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Artaud received his training and his early stage roles from Charles Dullin, one of France’s leading directors in the generation after Copeau. He was entrusted by Dullin with a variety of parts, the most considerable of them being...

Life of Galileo (Student Edition)

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

John Willett

Translated by

John Willett

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett

Methuen Drama, 1986

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (46), Female (10), Male (36), Unassigned (0)

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...Life of Galileo examines the tension between the pursuit of knowledge and the power of official ideology, and contains one of Brecht’s most human and complex central characters. It was first performed in Zurich in 1943...

Related Arts

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...We think of Artaud as being primarily a writer, but he was also attracted to the visual arts. Since his youth he had practised drawing, therapeutically during his stay in a Swiss hospital; later he produced many freehand sketches...

Into the Twentieth Century

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...It is possible to trace an astounding number of resemblances between Artaud’s hoped-for Theatre of Cruelty and various arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In theatre alone we notice similarities to the chronicle form...

Mother Courage and Her Children

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

David Hare

Translated by

David Hare

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , David Hare ~playauthor~Translated by~ David Hare

Methuen Drama, 1995

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (34), Female (5), Male (29), Unassigned (0)

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...This version of Brecht's great anti-war play by playwright David Hare was premiered by the National Theatre, London, in November 1995. It adopts a freer approach to the text than many editions, adapting the original rather than offering...