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La Leçon

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La Cantatrice Chauve

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Reception and Renewal in Modern Spanish Theatre, 1939-1963

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Download Free Reception and Renewal in Modern Spanish Theatre, 1939-1963 PDF by John London Full Book and published by MHRA. This book was released on 1997 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book constitutes the first attempt to provide an overview of the reception of foreign drama in Spain during the Franco dictatorship. John London analyses performance, stage design, translation, censorship, and critical reviews in relation to the works of many authors, including Noel Coward, Arthur Miller, Eugene Ionesco, and Samuel Beckett. He compares the original reception of these dramatists with the treatment they were given in Spain. However, his study is also a reassessment of the Spanish drama of the period. Dr London argues that only by tracing the reception of non-Spanish drama can we understand the praise lavished on playwrights such as Antonio Buero Vallejo and Alfonso Sastre, alongside the simultaneous rejection of Spanish avant-garde styles. A concluding reinterpretation of the early plays of Fernando Arrabal indicates the richness of an alternative route largely ignored in histories of Spanish theatre.


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A Critical Bibliography of French Literature

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ISBN : 9780815622055
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Samuel Beckett and the Theatre of the Witness

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0192863266
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Download Free Samuel Beckett and the Theatre of the Witness PDF by Hannah Simpson Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-09 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Samuel Beckett and the Theatre of the Witness explores Beckett's representation of physical pain in his theatre plays in the long aftermath of World War II, emphasising how the issues raised by this staging of pain speak directly to matters lying at the heart of his work: the affective power of the human body; the doubtful capacity of language as a means of communication; the aesthetic and ethical functioning of the theatre medium; and the vexed question of intersubjective empathy. Alongside the wartime and post-war plays of fellow Francophone writers Albert Camus, Eugène Ionesco, Pablo Picasso, and Marguerite Duras, this study resituates Beckett's early plays in a new conceptualising of le théâtre du témoin or a 'theatre of the witness'. These are plays concerned with the epistemological and ethical uncertainties of witnessing another's pain, rather than with the sufferer's own direct experience. They raise troubling questions about our capacity to comprehend and respond to another being's pain. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework of extant criticism, recorded historical audience response, theatre and affect theory, and medical understandings of bodily pain, Hannah Simpson argues that these plays do not offer any easily negotiable encounter with physical suffering, pushing us to recognise the very 'otherness' of another being's pain, even as it invades our own affective sphere. In place of any comforting transcendence or redemption of endured pain, they offer a starkly sceptical, even pessimistic probing of what it is to witness another's suffering.


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Modern French Drama 1940-1990

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ISBN : 9780521408431
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Theater as Problem

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ISBN : 150174545X
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Download Free Theater as Problem PDF by Benjamin Bennett Full Book and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2019-05-15 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using examples ranging from nineteenth-century Viennese comedy to Friedrich Dürrenmatt's atomic-age theater, Benjamin Bennett explores what is at stake in the theory of drama; what sort of questioning makes up that theory; and in what direction such questioning leads. Bennett takes as his starting point the inescapably literary nature of theater in the European tradition, theater in its most concrete dimensions: as an institution, as a tradition of ritual or stylized behavior, as a particular type of physical space, as an economic venture. He maintains that, precisely because of its radical categorical disjunction from the domain of the literary, theater in the European tradition has been appropriated as the principal vehicle by which literature repeatedly problematizes itself. Theater, he says, is "the church of literature." Although he is concerned with drama as a literary type, therefore, Bennett does not treat the theory of drama as part of the theory of literature. For the special relation of drama to literature calls into question the whole idea of literary theory as a stable discourse divisible into parts. Bennett considers plays by Nestroy, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Strindberg, Brecht, Ionesco, Genet, Pirandello, Artaud, and Dürrenmatt. He focuses on such theoretical issues as the idea of generic boundaries; the relation between drama and the culture of reading; the relevance between drama and the culture of reading; the relevance of hermeneutic and semiotic views of literature to drama; and the operation of fascism as a literary phenomenon. In conclusion, he frames a problem that his readings have brought to light: at least two separate historical accounts of modern drama are necessary—theories that imply each other, yet remain irreconcilable.


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Avant-Garde

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ISBN : 0520360389
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Popular Texts in English

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ISBN : 9788484271260
Pages : 414 pages
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Avant-Garde

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Avant-garde: the Experimental Theater in France

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Download Free Avant-garde: the Experimental Theater in France PDF by Leonard Cabell Pronko Full Book and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1962 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Arthur Adamov, Jean Genet, Jean Tardieu, Jean Vauthier, Henri Pichette, Michel de Ghelderode, Jacques Audiberti, and Georges Schehade.


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Performance in the Texts of MallarmŽ

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN : 0271041587
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Modern French Drama 1940-1980

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ISBN : 9780521278812
Pages : 324 pages
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Download Free Modern French Drama 1940-1980 PDF by David Bradby Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1984-09-06 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the years since 1940, French theatre has been transformed both institutionally and artistically. This book compares all the major traditions and tendencies at work in French theatre since the outbreak of the Second World War, not only in Paris, but also in the Centres Dramatiques and Maisons de la Culture. Previous books have stopped short at the end of the fifties when the influence of Artaud was strong and the Absurd Theatre had become the new orthodoxy. David Bradby reassesses Beckett, lonesco, Adamov and Genet and challenges the notion that the sixties and seventies were a period of decline in French theatre. The book proceeds chronologically, offering a critical survey of the principal directors, actors and companies as well as of the playwrights, who are its major concern. Important productions are illustrated with black and white photographs. The political background is explained and all quotations are in English.


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Madness, Masks, and Laughter

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN : 9780838635599
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Download Free Madness, Masks, and Laughter PDF by Rupert D. V. Glasgow Full Book and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Madness, Masks, and Laughter: An Essay on Comedy is an exploration of narrative and dramatic comedy as a laughter-inducing phenomenon. The theatrical metaphors of mask, appearance, and illusion are used as structural linchpins in an attempt to categorize the many and extremely varied manifestations of comedy and to find out what they may have in common with one another. As this reliance on metaphor suggests, the purpose is less to produce The Truth about comedy than to look at how it is related to our understanding of the world and to ways of understanding our understanding. Previous theories of comedy or laughter (such as those advanced by Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Bergson, Freud, and Bakhtin) as well as more general philosophical considerations are discussed insofar as they shed light on this approach. The limitations of the metaphors themselves mean that sight is never lost of the deep-seated ambiguity that has made laughter so notoriously difficult to pin down in the past." "The first half of the volume focuses in particular on traditional comic masks and the pleasures of repetition and recognition, on the comedy of imposture, disguise, and deception, on dramatic and verbal irony, on social and theatrical role-playing and the comic possibilities of plays-within-plays and "metatheatre," as well as on the cliches, puns, witticisms, and torrents of gibberish which betray that language itself may be understood as a sort of mask. The second half of the book moves to the other side of the footlights to show how the spectators themselves, identifying with the comic spectacle, may be induced to "drop" their own roles and postures, laughter here operating as something akin to a ventilatory release from the pressures of social or cognitive performance. Here the essay examines the subversive madness inherent in comedy, its displaced anti-authoritarianism, as well as the violence, sexuality, and bodily grotesqueness it may bring to light. The structural tensions in this broadly Hobbesian or Freudian model of a social mask concealing an anti-social self are reflected in comedy's own ambivalences, and emerge especially in the ambiguous concepts of madness and folly, which may be either celebrated as festive fun or derided as sinfulness. The study concludes by considering the ways in which nonsense and the grotesque may infringe our cognitive limitations, here extending the distinction between appearance and reality to a metaphysical level which is nonetheless prey to unresolvable ambiguities." "The scope of the comic material ranges over time from Aristophanes to Martin Amis, from Boccaccio, Chaucer, Rabelais, and Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Joe Orton, John Barth, and Philip Roth. Alongside mainly Old Greek, Italian, French, Irish, English, and American examples, a number of relatively little-known German plays (by Grabbe, Tieck, Buchner, and others) are also taken into consideration."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Historical Dictionary of French Theater

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ISBN : 9780810874510
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Download Free Historical Dictionary of French Theater PDF by Edward Forman Full Book and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-04-27 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of French Theater relates the history of the French theater through a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, trends, genres, concepts, and literary and historical developments that played a central role in the evolution of French theater.


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Translating Irony

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Publisher : ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
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ISBN : 9054878290
Pages : 253 pages
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Download Free Translating Irony PDF by Katrien Lievois Full Book and published by ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA. This book was released on 2010 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Irony is a salient feature of common discourse and of some of contemporary art's more sophisticated representations. An intriguing characteristic of art and speech, irony's power and relevance reaches well beyond the enclaves of academic research and reflection. Translating irony involves a series of interpretative gestures which are not solely provoked by or confined to the act of translation as such. Even when one does not move between languages, reading irony always involves an act of interpretation which 'translates' a meaning out of a text that is not 'given'. The case studies and in depth analyses in "Translating irony" aim to monitor and explain the techniques and challenges involved in the translation of irony.