The Cambridge Companion to Ibsen

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James McFarlane
Cambridge University Press, 1994 - Drama - 271 pages
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In the history of modern theater Ibsen is one of the dominating figures. The sixteen chapters of this Companion explore his life and work. The plays are grouped and discussed chronologically; among the thematic topics are discussions of Ibsen's comedy, realism, lyric poetry and feminism. Substantial chapters account for Ibsen's influence on the international stage, including an interview with ex-RSC director John Barton and an essay by Arthur Miller exploring Ibsen's challenge to contemporary theater and film. Essential reference materials include a full chronology, list of works, and essays on twentieth-century criticism and further reading.
  

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Contents

Ibsens dramatic apprenticeship
1
Ibsen and historical drama
12
Dramatic and nondramatic poetry
28
Ibsen and comedy
58
Ibsen and the realistic problem drama
68
Ibsen and feminism
89
The middle plays
106
The last plays
126
Ibsen and the theatre 18771900
165
Ibsen and the twentiethcentury stage
183
Ibsen on film and television
205
On staging Ibsen
217
Ibsen and the drama of today
227
A century of Ibsen criticism
233
Works of reference
252
Index
261

Ibsens working methods
155

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