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The Major Plays
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|December 5, 2006

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Anton Chekhov The Major Plays Ivanov * The Sea Gull * Uncle Vanya * The Three Sisters * The Cherry Orchard “Let the things that happen onstage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life,” Chekhov once declared. “For instance,…
The Theatre of Revolt: An Approach To Modern Drama

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In a new edition of this now-classic work, Robert Brustein argues that the roots of the modern theatre may be found in the soil of rebellion cultivated by eight outstanding playwrights: Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O'Neill, and Genet.…
The Cherry Orchard
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|September 1, 1995

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Chekhov's great tragicomic eulogy for a passing way of life represents, according to Robert Brustein, "some kind of powerful culmination of all his dramas up to that time." This superb adaptation illuminates Chekhov's fine mind, discriminating heart, and…
Letters To A Young Actor
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|February 26, 2007

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The founder and director of the Yale Repertory Theater, as well as Harvard's American Repertory Theater, and a drama critic for more than thirty years, Robert Brustein is a living legend in theatrical circles. Letters to a Young Actor not only inspires the…
Voices From The Federal Theatre

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The Federal Theatre Project, a 1930s relief project of the Roosevelt administration, brought more theater to more people in every corner of America that at any time in U.S. history. The Project had units in every region of the country, including groundbreaking…
Six Characters In Search Of An Author

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Pirandello's masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality, follows a group of characters who try to fashion their fife stories into acceptable drama. Mr. Brustein's new rendering is accessible, contemporary, and highly speakable while retaining the flavor of…
The Father
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|April 1, 1992

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By far Strindberg's most aggressive work, The Father is a feverish nightmare of the struggle he saw between defiant masculinity and the "treacherous weakness" of woman. Mr. Brustein's adaptation takes account of modern feminist sensibilities without diminishing…
Winter Passages: Reflections On Theatre And Society

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Winter Passages is Robert Brustein's nineteenth book of criticism. It includes his considerations of culture and politics over the past four years of American life, demonstrating how the imperfections of the government and economy have plunged the country into…
Word Plays: Collected Writings On Politics And Culture
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|April 5, 2017

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According to Robert Brustein, the theater should be taken seriously as one of the fine arts, but it should also be considered a means to reflect on our world, times, and culture from a different perspective. However, this presents a great challenge¿the masses…
Mortal Terror
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|August 25, 2014

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Mortal Terror is set in 1605, the year of the Gunpowder Plot, a terrorist conspiracy to blow up the houses of Parliament. Shakespeare, delicately balancing his allegiances to assure his own survival, is commissioned by King James to write a play to justify his…
The Last Will
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|August 25, 2014

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The Last Will finds William Shakespeare retired at his country home on Stratford after decades of struggle and success in the city of London. In the last stages of a fatal illness, his deteriorating mind obliterates the distinction between fiction and fact, and…
The English Channel
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|August 25, 2014

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Nominee for 2008 Pulitzer Prize. The English Channel examines the murky relationship between great writers and their proclivity to "borrow" ideas and material, tracing Shakespeare's relationship with The Earl of Southampton, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and…
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