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The Idea of a Theater:
A Study of Ten Plays, The Art of Drama in Changing Perspective
Francis Fergusson

Paperback | 2015 | $32.50 | £27.95 | ISBN: 9780691622316
Hardcover | 2016 | $92.50 | £77.95 | ISBN: 9780691649108
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An original and beautifully written book on changing perspectives in the art of theater. Through a study of nine plays—Oedipus Rex, Bérénice, Tristan und Isolde, Hamlet, Ghosts, The Cherry Orchard, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Noah, Murder in the Cathedral—the author shows how all playwrights seek to "hold the mirror up to nature" and how in this respect the art of drama is always the same, varying only with the philosophical and aesthetic concepts of each age. The Idea of a Theater will delight both readers with a special interest in drama and those who read drama as a source of insight into man's nature and man’s changing ideas of himself.

Originally published in 1949.

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