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 playas 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-gardeas enduring influence on the development of modern theater.It seemed to me a highly insistent sentenceaa sentence, I might say, which knocked at the window. ... Unfortunately I still cannot remember the exact words to this day, but it was something like: a#39;A man is cut in half by the windowa#39;; but it cananbsp;...
|Title||:||Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2015-02-26|