The Playwright as Rebel
Essays in Theatre History
By (author) Nicholas Dromgoole
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Playwright as Rebel by Nicholas Dromgoole
Book DescriptionWhat was it about ancient Greece, Elizabethan England and Racine's 17th century France that made them particularly able to respond to and create the high points in tragic drama? Where do Moliere's comedies spring from? Why was the Romantic Movement such a watershed in our cultural history, and why was Schiller so handicapped when he attempted to write tragedies? Why was the theatre so despised in England in the 18th and 19th centuries? In The Playwright as Rebel, critic, academic and arts advisor Nicholas Dromgoole's collected essays in theatre history examine particular plays as key moments in drama history. In addition, by setting them in their cultural and historical context, he attempts to answer these wider questions, and to demonstrate that theatre plays a key part in disseminating ideas, attitudes and assumptions at crucial moments of social and ideological change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840021479
(180mm x 114mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Fresh insight into one of the most celebrated playwrights of all time - Moliere.
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Two plays -- The Dark River and After October -- by a master of the British stage. In The Dark River, set in the late 1930s, the flamboyant characters are cocooned in a Thames backwater, ignoring the turbulent events of a politically unstable Europe. After October is Ackland's most personal, autobiographical play.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Dromgoole
Nicholas Dromgoole's published work includes 'The Playwright as Rebel' and 'Sibley and Dowell', a portrait of one of the great dance partnerships of our time, as well as many introductions to volumes of classical and contemporary drama. For over thirty years hs was dance critic for the Sunday Telegraph and a regular contributor to other magazines and newspapers including The Times and Punch. He has lectured widely on drama and drama history and contributed to various arts broadcasts on radio and television.
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