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“I’m Interested in those More Invisible Terrains”

Amy Muse

Amy Muse is associate professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Raised Catholic, now a Buddhist—she has described herself as “this strange syncretic wandering Catholic former atheist Thomas Merton admirer who just took Refuge” “A Few Important Emails Between Max Ritvo...

Critical Perspectives

Amy Muse

Amy Muse is associate professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play and Contemporary Expressions of Medieval Performance Jill Stevenson In her essay “Reading Aloud,” Sarah Ruhl contends: Theatre in its most basic form is a kind of reading aloud. When...

“I Like Plays that Have Revelations in the Moment, Where Emotions Transform Almost Inexplicably”

Amy Muse

Amy Muse is associate professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write is Sarah Ruhl’s theory of theatre masquerading as a series of vignettes. The essays speak to the reader as moments of being where the playwright turns her attention to us to share a thought, air...

Victoria

Written by

David Greig

~playauthor~Written by~ David Greig

Methuen Drama, 2000

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 72

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...A rich epic work, Victoria is a trilogy in one play: three separate but interweaving narratives forming a vast and bold panorama. The same actress plays three women who witness the shifting political and social history of Britain...

On Life of Galileo (1947–8) from Constructing a Role: Laughton’s Galileo

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction In the spring of 1944, living in Santa Monica, Brecht got to know the great Hollywood star Charles Laughton, whose performance as the king in Alexander Korda’s The Private Life of Henry VIII, admired by Brecht, had...

On Mother Courage and Her Children (1949–51) from Courage Model 1949

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and critical writings have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht on Performance : Messingkauf and Modelbooks

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction Mother Courage and Her Children was another of the plays premiered in Zurich in Brecht’s absence, this time in April 1941 when Brecht himself was in Finland preparing his imminent departure for the United...

Piscator in Berlin

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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...Unlike Meyerhold, Piscator brought little previous experience to the revolutionary theatre. Before completing his second year at Munich University, where he studied philosophy, art and theatre history, he was conscripted into the German...

Brecht, Music and Culture: Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge

Sabine Berendse

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The daughter of Hans Bunge, Sabine Berendse is a Librarian and Information Specialist in Cardiff, Wales, and a freelance translator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Clements

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Paul Clements was Principal of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, UK, for twelve years until his retirement in July 2008. He has taught, acted and directed in the UK, Canada and Scandinavia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hans Bunge

Hans Bunge was assistant director and dramaturg at the Berliner Ensemble in Germany in the 1950s and later became first director of the Brecht Archive. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hanns Eisler

Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) is one of the great distinctive musical personalities of the twentieth century. Committedly left-wing and enormously versatile, he composed in various genres: from chamber pieces in the style of the Schoenberg school to ‘agitprop’ ballads and choruses for the Workers’ Movement; from full symphonic works to the more conventional film scores he wrote for Hollywood. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

Short Guides and Biography

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...The Austrian composer Hanns Eisler was Bertolt Brecht’s closest friend and most politically committed collaborator. In these conversations with Hans Bunge which took place over a period of four years, from 1958 until his death in 1962...

The Weight of the Past

Vera Cantoni

Vera Cantoni is a theatre practitioner and researcher at the University of Pavia, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Playwriting at Shakespeare’s Globe

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...With three plays being performed across six seasons in the last decade (In Extremis in 2006 and 2007; Anne Boleyn in 2010, 2011 and 2012; Doctor Scroggy’s War in 2014), Howard Brenton is certainly one of the most successful new...

Brecht and German Socialism 1942–1956 (California-Berlin, GDR)

Brecht on Art and Politics

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Introduction to Part Five In the poem ‘To those born later’ Brecht memorably describes his life’s journey through the ‘wars of the classes’ in the first half of the twentieth century (Poems, p. 320). His understanding of the origins...