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Author Lewis, Allan.

Title The contemporary theatre : the significant playwrights of our time / Allan Lewis ; with a foreword by John Gassner
Edition Revised edition
Published New York : Crown Publishers, [1971]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  809.2 L6732/C/1971  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 374 pages ; 22 cm
Contents The theatre and society -- The middle-class drama -Strindberg The ghost sonata -- The comedy of frustration -Chekhov The cherry orchard -- The drama of discussion -George Bernard Shaw Heartbreak house -- The theatre of social realism -Maxim Gorky Yegor Bulitchev -- The relativity of truth -Pirandello Henry IV -- The theatre as temple -T.S. Eliot The cocktail party -- Irish romantic realism -Sean O'Casey Red roses for me -- The French theatre -Giraudoux, Sartre, Camus The madwoman of Chaillot The devil and the good lord Caligula -- The epic theatre -Bertolt Brecht The good woman of Setzuan -- The folklore theatre -Garcia Lorca Blood wedding -- The revolt of the irrational -Beckett, Ionesco, Genet Waiting for Godot The chairs The balcony -- Duerrenmatt, Frisch, and the German theatre -the Brecht influence The visit of the old lady Andorra Marat/Sade -- The English theatre -Osborne, Pinter, Shaffer Look back in anger The homecoming The royal hunt of the sun -- The American theatre A streetcar named desire Death of a salesman No place to be somebody
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
LC no. 73024191