A Formalist Theatre

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jun 7, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 178 pages

Michael Kirby presents a penetrating look a theater theory and analysis. His approach is analytically comprehensive and flexible, and nonevaluative. Case studies demonstrate this unique approach and record performances that otherwise would be lost.


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Michael Kirby (1931-1997) was Professor of Drama at New York University. He wrote several groundbreaking books and was editor of The Drama Review from 1969 to 1986.

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