Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950: A Critical Anthology

Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950: A Critical Anthology

By: Robert Knopf (editor), Julia Listengarten (contributor)Paperback

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An essential volume for theater artists and students alike, this anthology includes the full texts of sixteen important examples of avant-garde drama from the most daring and influential artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, including Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism. Each play is accompanied by a bio-critical introduction by the editor, and a critical essay, frequently written by the playwright, which elaborates on the play's dramatic and aesthetic concerns. A new introduction by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten contextualizes the plays in light of recent critical developments in avant-garde studies. By examining the groundbreaking theatrical experiments of Jarry, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Artaud, and others, the book foregrounds the avant-garde's enduring influence on the development of modern theater.

About Author

Robert Knopf is professor of theatre and director of theatre studies, University at Buffalo/SUNY.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780300206739
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780300206739
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0300206739

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