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The Resource Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh

Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh

Label
Jean Genet
Title
Jean Genet
Statement of responsibility
David Bradby and Clare Finburgh
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jean Genet has emerged in recent years as a key figure in defining and understanding twentieth-century theatre. This timely book, the only introductory text in English to Genet's plays in production, offers an overview of this influential and controversial writer whose work prefigures many recent postmodern and post-colonial developments in theatre and performance studies. The volume offers clear discussions of Genet's plays, detailing philosophical, historical, political and aesthetic considerations, in order to render the complexity of his theatre exhilarating, rather than intimidating. These concise and accessible presentations included in the book's first half, provide a starting point from which then to explore ways in which different directors, designers and actors have approached Genet's theatre. Genet's plays have been staged many hundreds of times over the past sixty years, from Paris to Tokyo, from London to São Paulo. The book includes a spectrum of productions - over 30, from 1947 to 2007 - to illustrate the sheer range of theatrical styles that Genet's texts inspire. Reflecting not only on key plays and productions from the French playwright but on his early life and later political activism, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh provide a comprehensive account of a playwright and theorist whose plays caused rioting in his native country, and whose writing both for and beyond the theatre demonstrate a new approach to the relationships between art and life"--
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Bradby, David
Dewey number
842/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2613.E53
LC item number
Z574 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Finburgh, Clare
Series statement
Routledge modern and contemporary dramatists
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genet, Jean
  • Genet, Jean
  • Genet, Jean
  • Genet, Jean
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
  • PERFORMING ARTS / General
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
Label
Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
729064971
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780203098912
Lccn
2011022249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)729064971
Label
Jean Genet, David Bradby and Clare Finburgh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
729064971
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780203098912
Lccn
2011022249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)729064971

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