Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950: A Critical Anthology (Paperback)

Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950: A Critical Anthology By Robert Knopf (Editor), Julia Listengarten (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Robert Knopf (Editor), Julia Listengarten (Contributions by)
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An essential volume for theater artists and students alike, this anthology includes the full texts of sixteen important examples of avant-garde drama from the most daring and influential artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, including Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism. Each play is accompanied by a bio-critical introduction by the editor, and a critical essay, frequently written by the playwright, which elaborates on the play’s dramatic and aesthetic concerns. A new introduction by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten contextualizes the plays in light of recent critical developments in avant-garde studies. By examining the groundbreaking theatrical experiments of Jarry, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Artaud, and others, the book foregrounds the avant-garde’s enduring influence on the development of modern theater.

About the Author


Robert Knopf is professor of theatre and director of theatre studies, University at Buffalo/SUNY.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780300206739
ISBN-10: 0300206739
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Pages: 512
Language: English