Theatre/Theory/Theatre The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel

ISBN-10: 1557835276
ISBN-13: 9781557835277
Edition: 2003
Authors: Daniel Gerould
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Description: This text collects history's most influential Eastern and Western dramatic theorists - poets, playwrights, directors and philosophers - whose ideas about theatre continue to shape the future.

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

This text collects history's most influential Eastern and Western dramatic theorists - poets, playwrights, directors and philosophers - whose ideas about theatre continue to shape the future.

Foreword
Introduction: The Politics of Theatre Theory
The Poetics (4th c. B.C.): translation by Ingram Bywater, selections
The Art of Poetry (1st c. B.C.): translation by John Conington, complete
Natyasastra (1st c. A.D.?): translation by Adya Rangacharya, selections
On the Art of the No Drama (15th c.): translation by J. Thomas Rimer and Yamazaki Masakazu, selections
The Poetics of Aristotle (1570): translation by Allan H. Gilbert, selections
The Defense of Poesy (1583), selections
The Compendium of Tragicomic Poetry (1599): translation by Allan H. Gilbert, selections
The New Art of Writing Plays (1609): translation by Marvin Carlson, complete
The Whole Art of the Stage (1657): anonymous translation (1684), selections
Of the Three Unities of Action, Time, and Place (1660): translation by Donald Schier, complete
An Essay of Dramatic Poesy (1668), selections
Casual Expressions of Idle Feelings (1671): translation by Faye C. Fei and William H. Sun, selections
Conversations on The Natural Son (1757): translation by Derek Coltman, selections
The Paradox of Acting (1773-8): translation by Walter Herries Pollock, selections
An Epistle to Mr. d'Alembert (1758): anonymous translation (1767), selections
Preface to Shakespeare (1765), selections
Hamburg Dramaturgy (1767-9): translation by Helen Zimmern, selections
The Stage as a Moral Institution (1784): anonymous translation, complete
On the Use of the Chorus in Tragedy (1803): translation by Charles E. Passage, complete
Of The Dramatic Art (1810): anonymous translation (1871), selections
Lectures on Dramatic Art (1809-11): translation by John Black, selections
Shakespeare Once Again (1815): translation by Ellen von Nardroff and Ernest H. von Nardroff, complete
The World as Will and Idea (1819/1844): translation by R. B. Haldane and J. Kemp, selections
Preface to Cromwell (1827): translation by Barry V. Daniels, selections
The Philosophy of Fine Art (1835): translation by F. P. B. Osmaston, selections
Slavic Drama (1843): translation by Daniel Gerould, selections
The Birth of Tragedy (1872): translation by Clifton P. Fadiman, selections
Preface to Therese Raquin (1873): translation by Kathleen Boutall, complete
Naturalism in the Theatre (1881): translation by Jane House, selections
Preface to Miss Julie (1888): translation by Harry G. Carlson, complete
The Tragical in Daily Life (1896): translation by Alfred Sutro, complete
The Actor and the Ubermarionette (1907), selections
The Tragic Theatre (1910), complete
The Fairground Booth (1912): translation by Edward Braun, selections
The Variety Theatre (1913): translation by R. W. Flint, complete
Tolstoy: Tragedian or Comedian? (1921), selections
The Theater and Its Double (1938): translation by Mary Caroline Richards, selections
The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre (1930)
Alienation Effects in Chinese Acting (1935): translations by John Willett, both complete
Theater of the Oppressed (1974): translation by Charles A. and Maria-Odilia Leal McBride, selections
Drama and the African World-view (1976), selections
Writing for the Stage (1986): translation by Paul Wilson, selections
Bibliography
Acknowledgments

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