Makers of Modern Theatre

An Introduction

By Robert Leach

© 2004 – Routledge

240 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Who were the giants of the twentieth-century stage, and exactly how did they influence modern theatre?

Robert Leach's Makers of Modern Theatre is the first detailed introduction to the work of the key theatre-makers who shaped the drama of the last century: Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud.

Leach focuses on the major issues which relate to their dominance of theatre history:

*What was significant in their life and times?

*What is their main legacy?

*What were their dramatic philosophies and practices?

*How have their ideas been adapted since their deaths?

*What are the current critical perspectives on their work?

Never before has so much essential information on the making of twentieth-century theatre been compiled in one brilliantly concise, beautifully illustrated book. This is a genuinely insightful volume by one of the foremost theatre historians of our age.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER011020
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism