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Title:
Century of innovation: a history of European and American theatre and drama since 1870
Author:
Brockett, Oscar G. (Oscar Gross), 1923-2010.
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall [1973]
Physical Description:
xiv, 826 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780131227477
Format :
Book

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This is a revision of a major work in 20th-century theatre history by two theatre historians. It represents a comprehensive and accessible survey of the major movements, playwrights, critical theories and social contexts of theatre in this century. The text begins with an overview of the social/cultural environment at the end of the last century that spurred the development of drama and theatre, then surveys the realistic theatre of Ibsen and the Independent, Modernist and Anti-realist movements. The final two chapters cover world theatre of the past 20 years.