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The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals).

By: Taylor, John Russell.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (176 p.).ISBN: 9781317917212.Subject(s): English drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism | English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)DDC classification: 822.809 | 822/.8/09 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Some French Preceptors; Tom Robertson and the 1870s; Henry Arthur Jones; Arthur Wing Pinero; Shaw and Wilde: attack and a way of escape; W. Somerset Maugham; Barker, Galsworthy, Lonsdale; Noël Coward; Terence Rattigan; The way we live now; Note on Sources; Bibliographical Note; Index
Summary: <P>First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the 'well-made play' in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of British theatre and those who have been instrumental to it. This is an indispensable introduction for any student with an interest in the history and development of the British theatre.</P>
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Some French Preceptors; Tom Robertson and the 1870s; Henry Arthur Jones; Arthur Wing Pinero; Shaw and Wilde: attack and a way of escape; W. Somerset Maugham; Barker, Galsworthy, Lonsdale; Noël Coward; Terence Rattigan; The way we live now; Note on Sources; Bibliographical Note; Index

<P>First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the 'well-made play' in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of British theatre and those who have been instrumental to it. This is an indispensable introduction for any student with an interest in the history and development of the British theatre.</P>

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