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The Theory of the Modern Stage

The Theory of the Modern Stage

Author: Eric Bentley
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In "The Theory of the Modern Stage", leading drama critic, Eric Bentley, brings together landmark writings by dramatists, directors and thinkers who have had a profound effect on the theatre since the mid nineteenth century, from Adolphe Appia to Emile Zola. Here, Antonin Artaud sets out a manifesto for a Theatre of Cruelty, Bertolt Brecht discusses the tension between entertainment and instruction in experimental drama and Bernard Shaw defends himself as a realist, while W. B. Yeats describes the creation of a People's Theatre. The ideas of theatre's great makers are revealed by their best expositors, as Eric Bentley writes about Stanislavsky belief in the importance of emotional memory when creating a dramatic role and Arthur Symons considers Richard Wagner and the relationship between genius, art and nature.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141189185
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : December 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 21mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 612
  • : 512
  • : Eric Bentley