Reimagining American Theatre

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Macmillan, 2001 - 307 Seiten

Wide-ranging, discerning essays and reviews in which Mr. Brustein finds that the theatre has been quietly reinventing the nature of its art.

 

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Most of the reviews and occasional essays in this collection by distinguished theater critic and dramaturge Brustein appeared in The New Republic during the past decade. They fit that magazine's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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FOREWORD REIMAGINING THE AMERICAN STAGE
3
INTRODUCTION REIMAGINING THE DRAMA
19
PostNaturalist Triumph Balm in Gilead
33
The Hit of the Building The World According to Me
40
The Shape of the New Geniuses Edmond
49
Transcultural Blends The Gospel at Colonus
57
The Best Play of Which Year? A Walk in the Woods
65
Running on Empty Miracolo dAmore
72
Kid Coriolanus Coriolanus
159
Phedre with Pilaf and Pekoe Tea Phaedra Britannica
167
Jewish Metaphysics The Tenth Man
175
The Hero of the Nursery Peer Gynt
182
Transforming Actors and Star Personalities The Death
186
PostModern Prophecies Woyzeck Baal
194
How to Serve Shakespeare On Directing Shakespeare
201
POLEMICS
207

An Evening of Last Rites Jerome Robbins Broadway
74
Orpheus Condescending Orpheus Descending
81
The Havels and HaveNots Some
89
Soured Grapes The Grapes of Wrath
96
ShePlays American Style Machinal Abundance
104
PRODUCTIONS
113
Three Years after 1984 1984
123
Headline Hunting The Front Page
130
The Longest Journey The Mahabharata
136
The Definitive Production A Midsummer Nights Dream
143
The Ultimate Broadway Transfer Our Town
151
The Legacy of the Group Theatre
217
Theatre and the Individual Talent
225
An Actor Prepares The 1988 Democratic National
234
A Theatrical Declaration of Independence
240
Dreams and Hardback Chairs
248
Arts Wars
257
As the Globe Turns
272
Politics and Theatre
280
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
293
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Robert Sanford Brustein (born April 21, 1927 in New York City) is an American theatrical critic, producer, playwright and educator. He founded both Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he remains a Creative Consultant, and has been the theatre critic for The New Republic since 1959. He comments on politics for the Huffington Post.

Brustein is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University in Boston. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999 and in 2002 was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2003 he served as a Senior Fellow with the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, and in 2004 and 2005 was a senior fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts Arts Journalism Institute in Theatre and MusicalTheatre at the University of Southern California.

Robert Brustein is married to Doreen Beinart, and has one son, Daniel Brustein, and two stepchildren, Peter Beinart and Jean Beinart Stern.

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