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The Resource The Cambridge introduction to theatre and literature of the absurd, Michael Y. Bennett

The Cambridge introduction to theatre and literature of the absurd, Michael Y. Bennett

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The Cambridge introduction to theatre and literature of the absurd
Title
The Cambridge introduction to theatre and literature of the absurd
Statement of responsibility
Michael Y. Bennett
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Y. Bennett's accessible Introduction explains the complex, multidimensional nature of the works and writers associated with the absurd - a label placed upon a number of writers who revolted against traditional theatre and literature in both similar and widely different ways. Setting the movement in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, Bennett provides an in-depth overview of absurdism and its key figures in theatre and literature, from Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to Tom Stoppard. Chapters reveal the movement's origins, development and present-day influence upon popular culture around the world, employing the latest research to this often challenging area of study in a balanced and authoritative approach. Essential reading for students of literature and theatre, this book provides the necessary tools to interpret and develop the study of a movement associated with some of the twentieth century's greatest and most influential cultural figures
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809.2/04
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1861
LC item number
.B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Label
The Cambridge introduction to theatre and literature of the absurd, Michael Y. Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-159) 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: overview of the absurd -- Martin Esslin's the theatre of the absurd -- Setting the stage -- The emergence of a "Movement": the istorical and intellectual contexts -- Samuel Beckett -- Beckett's notable contemporaries -- The European and American wave of absurdism -- Post-absurdism? -- Absurd criticism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9781107053922
Lccn
2015021710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40025574625
  • 9781107635517
System control number
(OCoLC)908334365
Label
The Cambridge introduction to theatre and literature of the absurd, Michael Y. Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-159) 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: overview of the absurd -- Martin Esslin's the theatre of the absurd -- Setting the stage -- The emergence of a "Movement": the istorical and intellectual contexts -- Samuel Beckett -- Beckett's notable contemporaries -- The European and American wave of absurdism -- Post-absurdism? -- Absurd criticism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 163 pages
Isbn
9781107053922
Lccn
2015021710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40025574625
  • 9781107635517
System control number
(OCoLC)908334365

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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