Winter Passages: Reflections on Theatre and Society

October 30, 2014|
Winter Passages: Reflections on Theatre and Society by Robert Brustein
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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 an artistic winter in which there is a troubling lack of support for, and understanding of, America's arts and artists.

In a section on "Cultural Passages," Brustein includes chapters on compromised theatre institutions, auteur productions, the American musical, generational idiosyncrasies, and China's growing theatre culture, which contrasts with American culture. The second section, "Dramatic Passages," addresses twenty-seven great playwrights from Aeschylus to August Wilson and demonstrates how they have influenced our sense of history and human character.

In "Laudatory Passages," Brustein discusses great American artists, living and dead, who continue to influence our sense of self as a nation and as individuals. Brustein concludes that we will be judged, like all cultures, by the quality of our arts and artists, and by our willingness to allow their insights to influence our behavior.

Acknowledgments Introduction: The Past is Prologue 1 Cultural Passages The Institution as a Work of Art More Masterpieces Weill, Lenya, and the Broadway Musical Thornton Wilder: The Paleface Who Wanted to Be a Redskin Mel Brooks's America: Puttin' on the Spritz The Like Generation Return of the Booboisie China Begins t...
Title:Winter Passages: Reflections on Theatre and Society
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.75 X 5.8 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.75 X 5.8 X 0.65 in
Published:October 30, 2014
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781412854733

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