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ERIC Number: ED041908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Pages: 276
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Currents in Contemporary Drama.
Cohn, Ruby
Several of the important themes of post-World War II English, French, and German drama are analyzed in this book. The first chapter briefly examines the major contemporary playwrights in each national literature. Subsequent chapters discuss contemporary drama as an expression of Artaud's "theatre of cruelty," its relationship to the changing concepts of the tragic hero, its use of tragi-comic modes, and its concurrence with "world as stage" metaphor. Among the playwrights discussed are Pinter, Ionesco, Brecht, Genet, Albee, Camus, Frisch, Durrenmatt, and Eliot. (LH)
Indiana University Press, Tenth & Morton Streets, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($5.95)
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