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Coda:From Dhaka to Mabou Mines

Frode Helland

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Frode Helland is Professor of Scandinavian Literature and Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Taylor-Batty

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Ibsen in Practice : Relational Readings of Performance, Cultural Encounters and Power

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Instead of trying to distil a forced essence or give a synoptic repetition of the previous chapters, I will end this book through a short reflection on two important factors in the practice of Ibsen not sufficiently covered by the preceding...

Texts on Radio Broadcasting (1926–1932)

Brecht on Film and Radio

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...[Radio broadcasting began in Germany in 1923 and spread quickly throughout the country with the systematic installation of public broadcasting stations. Dramatic material was used, beginning in 1924 with ‘radio plays’ produced for broadcast...

Actors and Acting

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...Craig lost interest in being an actor. Despite looks and a physique which fitted him for playing the leading classical roles, he parted company with acting with equanimity. In Index to the Story of My Days he recalled how he began to find...

Theatre Present and Future

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...‘Public taste was never better than it’s going to be tomorrow’ has a fine Craigian ring to it. Disenchanted with the theatre of his own time, Irving excepted, Craig took every opportunity to lambast the English theatre for refusal to take...

Introduction

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...from Woodcuts and Some Words (1924) I can but count it a blessing that I meddled with wood-engraving. It may be said that had I not had the inclination for it, nor given it so much of my time, I should have been obliged to keep my...

Introduction

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...A classic is a text that has never finished saying what it has to say. ITALO CALVINO, WHY READ THE CLASSICS? “Have you changed?” Torvald asks Nora in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House with mild surprise when he discovers that his wife has changed...

A Playwright’s Perspective

The Theatre of D.H. Lawrence : Dramatic Modernist and Theatrical Innovator

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Stephen Lowe is a playwright and theatre director, who was born in Nottingham in 1947. He is the founder and co-artistic director of the experimental Meeting Ground Theatre. He has written more than fifty plays, including Touched (which...

‘A price to be paid’: West End Beckett

Staging Beckett in Great Britain

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...By a quirk of theatrical history Beckett made his London debut in the West End: Waiting for Godot opened on 3 August 1955 at the Arts Theatre in Great Newport Street and later moved to the Criterion in Piccadilly Circus, opposite...

‘I think this does call for a firm stand’: Beckett at the Royal Court

Staging Beckett in Great Britain

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Ours is not to be a producer’s theatre, nor an actor’s theatre; it is to be a writer’s theatre. I have always regarded the Court as you and our understanding as essentially a personal one between you and me rather than...

Beyond Etudes

James Thomas

James Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. He received his BA from St. Ambrose College, MA from Villanova University, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Mt. Holyoke College and Marquette University, and was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State University. He was Chair of the Department of Theatre at Wayne State University from 1994–1999 and Interim Chair of the merged Department of Theatre and Dance 2010–2012. In 2001, he established a Study Abroad Program with the Moscow Art Theatre School, which program is now in its 15th year of continuous operation. He has translated the books of the legendary Russian director Anatoly Efros and is presently working on a translation of the rehearsal journals for Efros’s ground–breaking production of Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. He is author of Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, which is now in its fifth edition and the standard text in the field. His is recipient of the Service Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and the Outstanding Mentor Award and Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award from Wayne State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to Stanislavsky’s Active Analysis : Including the Formative Essay on Active Analysis by Maria Knebel

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In etudes, the actor’s subconscious is awakened so that the borderline between analysis and embodiment is virtually eliminated. A time comes when the actor on stage is not yet fully characterized, but already he is not the person...