Rooms with a View: The Stages of Community in the Modern Theater - Theater: Theory/Text/Performance (Hardback)Richard L. Barr (author)
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Barr analyzes the social and aesthetic theory of four in-fluential dramatists. Ibsen and Strindberg, he claims, explore ways of acknowledging the integrity of individual viewpoints while maintaining collective coherence. Pirandello and, in more radical ways, Beckett, conclude that conflict and division are not simply inevitable but invaluable in organizing alternative perspectives. By analyzing the ways playwrights variously conceive and achieve the complicated unity called community, Rooms with a View produces the rich paradox that difference may make the most difference in creative communal consensus.
Richard L. Barr holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and has taught English at Rutgers University. He is currently a specialist in intersubjective relations, practicing in New Jersey and Switzerland.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
Edition: Third Edition
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