a treasury of the theatre volume three Author:John Gassner (Editor) Here are twenty-seven plays that indicate the range of power of modern drama and represent the contributions of the English-speaking countries to modern world theatre. Here is a volume that includes the works of Wilde, Barrie, Sherriff, Coward, Anderson, Lady Gregory, Stallings, Odets, Hellman, and Saroyan, in addition to Shaw, Synge, O'Casey, G... more »alsworthy, Maugham, O'Neill, Wilder, Williams, and Miller.
The concluding section entitled Modernist Directions brings the reader closer to contemporary directions and trends of the theatre. The plays in this last group are from continental Europe: Strindberg's A Dream Play, Claude's The Tidings Brought to Mary, The Madwoman of Chaillot by Giraudoux, Anouilh's The Lark, Genet's The Maids, and The Chairs by lonesco.
The volume is divided into three sections - Modern Drama in England and Ireland, Modern American drama, and Modernist Directions. Each is accompanied by an introduction commenting on distinctive features, characteristic styles, and sociological backgrounds of its period. In addition, each play is preceded by an analysis of its artistic significance and a biography of the playwright.« less