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The Resource European lyric folkdrama : a definition, Robert M. Farrington

European lyric folkdrama : a definition, Robert M. Farrington

Label
European lyric folkdrama : a definition
Title
European lyric folkdrama
Title remainder
a definition
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Farrington
Title variation
European lyric folk drama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • "Robert M. Farrington sheds new light on nine folk-inspired rural dramas produced by three European playwrights between 1885 and 1936: Spain's Federico Garcia Lorca, Ireland's John Millington Synge, and Germany's Gerhart Hauptmann. Through an analysis of the linguistic conventions of the three dramatists and by tying their plays' language to a myth/ritual content, this book defines the works as representative of a sub-genre - that is, lyric folkdrama. A sound/meaning nexus is identified as an essential ingredient of folkdrama. To clarify this relationship between sound and meaning and to establish a theoretical basis for the linguistic analysis, this book draws from works on myth, ritual, drama, and poetic language by Aristotle, Richard Wagner, Mircea Eliade, and Northrop Frye, as well as from critical studies by the structuralists Roman Jakobson and Claude Levi-Strauss."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farrington, Robert M.
Dewey number
809.2/915
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1851
LC item number
.F37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American university studies. Series XXVI, Theatre arts,
Series volume
vol. 30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European drama
  • European drama
  • Myth in literature
  • Volksstück
Summary expansion
New York-based English teacher Farrington examines nine folk-inspired rural dramas produced between 1885 and 1936 by Spain's Federico Garcia Lorce, Ireland's John Millington Synge, and Germany's Gerhart Hauptmann. By analyzing the linguistic conventions of the three dramatists and tying the language of the plays to a myth and ritual content, he defines them as representatives of the sub-genre lyric folkdrama. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Label
European lyric folkdrama : a definition, Robert M. Farrington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In Search of Folkdrama -- 1. The Aesthetics of Folkdrama -- 2. Mythic Thought and the language of Folkdrama -- 3. The Language of Folkdrama -- 4. The Special Case of Hauptmann's The Sunken Bell -- 5. Myth as Dramatic Setting in Lorca and Synge -- 6. Myth and Ritual in Riders to the Sea and Blood Wedding -- Conclusion: The Legacy of European Lyric Folkdrama -- App. Richard Wagner's Vision of Drama
Control code
44131765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780820451466
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00041252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
European lyric folkdrama : a definition, Robert M. Farrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In Search of Folkdrama -- 1. The Aesthetics of Folkdrama -- 2. Mythic Thought and the language of Folkdrama -- 3. The Language of Folkdrama -- 4. The Special Case of Hauptmann's The Sunken Bell -- 5. Myth as Dramatic Setting in Lorca and Synge -- 6. Myth and Ritual in Riders to the Sea and Blood Wedding -- Conclusion: The Legacy of European Lyric Folkdrama -- App. Richard Wagner's Vision of Drama
Control code
44131765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 183 pages
Isbn
9780820451466
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00041252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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