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Description - Playwright as Rebel by Nicholas Dromgoole

Why in the long history of theatre are there so few high points? What was is it about Ancient Greek theatre, Elizabethan theatre and Racine's seventeenth-century France that made them particularly able to respond to and create the high points in tragic drama? Where do MoliPre's comedies spring from? Why was the theatre in England so despised in the 18th and 19th centuries? Dromgoole's essays in theatre history not only examine particular plays at key moments in drama history, but in setting them in their cultural and historical context, attempt to answer these wider questions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840021479
ISBN-10: 1840021470
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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