It relates this drama to the popular culutre of the day and concludes with a close study of four important plays, including King Lear, which emerge in an Moliere's plays are the cornerstone of the French Classical dramatic repertoire. Adapted and exploited in his day by dramatists of the English Restoration, they are now again growing in popularity.
In this detailed and fascinating volume, Gerry McCarthy examines the practice and method of possibly This stunning contribution to the field of theatre history is the first in-depth look at avant-garde theatre in the United States from the early s to the s. American Avant-Garde Theatre offers a definition of the avant-garde, and looks at its origins and theoretical foundations by examining Unprecedented in its comprehensiveness, The Moscow Art Theatre fills a large gap in our knowledge of Stanislavsky and his theatre.
Worrall focuses in particular detail on four of The Moscow Art Theatre's best-known productions: Features First study ever to focus on Moliere as an actor-dramatist and places the plays in the context of their original production Places the playwright in the context of his age, education, worldview and social and artistic context Moliere is coming back in fashion with new translations of his plays, and new productions of his plays around the world McCarthy has studied Moliere for years, has directed Moliere's plays, and taught classical acting internationally Draws on archival research of seventeenth century documents to reassess Moliere anew Summary Moliere's plays are the cornerstone of the French Classical dramatic repertoire.
Adapted and exploited in his day by dramatists of the English Restoration, they are now again growing in popularity. In this detailed and fascinating volume, Gerry McCarthy examines the practice and method of possibly the greatest actor-dramatist.
From the rough farces of Moliere's days on the road to the creation of the diverse and spectacular court entertainments on his return to Paris, McCarthy sheds new light on the dramatic intelligence and theatrical understanding of Moliere's writing for the actor. Drawing on Moliere's own brief discussions of performance and the contemporary evidence of his practice, this is a crucial addition to the debate on style and method in classical acting and on the staging of classical plays on the contemporary stage.
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