Comic Agony: Mixed Impressions in the Modern Theatre

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Northwestern University Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 223 pages
A companion volume to Contradictory characters, this book analyzes the juxtaposition of the tragic and the comic in modern drama.
 

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Contents

The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
15
Springs Awakening by Frank Wedekind
29
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
44
The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg
58
Comedy in Hiding
80
Ah Wilderness by Eugene ONeill
102
The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn
124
Pain in Hiding
139
Professor Taranne by Arthur Adamov
153
Acts Without Words I and II by Samuel Beckett
174
The Farcical Overlay
191
Index
219
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