Brecht: The Dramatist

Author: Ronald Gray

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Drama

Page: 232

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Ronald Gray explores the dramatist's interacting roles as a committed Marxist and an innovative craftsman.

Shakespeare the Dramatist

And other papers

Author: Una Ellis-Fermor

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 176

First published in 1961. On her death, Professor Ellis-Fermor left behind some uncollected essays and part of a book on Shakespeare the Dramatist. This volume includes the chapters of the unfinished work and three further articles on Shakespeare. It discusses Shakespeare's methods with regard to plot, character, diction, and imagery and it contains comparative analysis of Shakespeare with other dramatists, including Ibsen and Corneille.

The Art of the Dramatist

An Anthology of Writings on the Theatre

Author: J.B. Priestley

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 927

In these passionate and witty essays on the theatre, J B Priestley distills his experience as a playwright, producer, director and - just once - actor. Relishing the past, analysing the present, and predicting the future, he tells his own 'story of the theatre'. Published as a companion to Oberon's two volumes of Priestley's best plays, this new collection is part defence of theatre, part incisive criticism, and, in the renowned Old Vic lecture The Art of the Dramatist, part instructive guide for would-be playwrights.

The Dramatist

Or, Stop Him who Can! A Comedy

Author: Frederick Reynolds



Category: Promptbooks

Page: 76

View: 420

Mozart the Dramatist

The Value of His Operas to Him, to His Age and to Us

Author: Brigid Brophy

Publisher: Faber & Faber


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 786

Brigid Brophy first published her passionate, profoundly original Mozart the Dramatist in 1964, revisiting it subsequently in 1988. Organised by theme, the text offers brilliant readings of Mozart's five most famous operas - Die Entfhrung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cos fan tutte, and Die Zauberflte - while a 1988 preface reconsiders Idomeneo and La Clemenza di Tito. Brophy's analysis is richly informed by her readings and interests in psychoanalysis, myth, and relations between the sexes, but her stress above all is on Mozart's 'unique excellence', his 'double supremacy' both as a 'classical' and 'psychological' artist. 'An illuminating, invigorating, thought-provoking and profoundly human book, of immense value to any lover of Mozart.' Jane Glover

Schiller the Dramatist

A Study of Gesture in the Plays

Author: John Guthrie

Publisher: Camden House


Category: Drama

Page: 213

View: 614

In examining Schiller's often-neglected use of gesture, this study treats his dramas as written to be performed -- not merely read.

T.s. Eliot The Dramatist

Author: Subhas Sarkar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist


Category: Verse drama, American

Page: 326

View: 719

Widely Acclaimed By Eliot Critics Both At Home And Abroad, The Book Has Been Mentioned In Various Reference Books Of International Renown, Such As The Dictionary Of Literary Biography (Gale Research Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1982, Vol. 10, Part-I), The International Authors And Writers Who S Who (International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, May 2000), A History Of Indian English Literature By M.K. Naik (Sahitya Akademi, 1982), Indian Journal Of American Studies (Vol. 18, No. 2, 1988), T.S. Eliot Centenary Number (American Studies Research Centre) And Various Other Books Of Reference.Professor Dame Helen Gardner From Oxford Wrote In 1974: I Have Read Your Book Now. It Seems To Me Well-Informed And Sensible And Sympathetic To Eliot S Aims While Recognizing His Defects As A Playwright. I Feel At Least Until The Letters Are Published, There Is Not A Great Deal More To Say. Dr. W.M. Merchant Of Exeter University Describes This Study As: Astonishing And Meticulous. Professor Amalendu Bose Says: The Present Work, Fruit Of Several Years Of Concentrated Study, Will Intensify The Eliot Admirer S Response As Much To The Poetry-Drama Relationship In The Master S Work As To The Variety And Beauty Of The Dramas Themselves. Professor K. Viswanatham Of Andhra University Wrote In 1973: I Am Sure Every Student Of Eliot Drama Will Look Into Your Book. It Is Scrupulously, Compellingly Documented.