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Millennial stages : essays and reviews, 2001-2005, Robert Brustein

Millennial stages : essays and reviews, 2001-2005
Millennial stages
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essays and reviews, 2001-2005
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Robert Brustein
A major figure in the world of theatre as critic, playwright, scholar, teacher, director, actor, and producer, Robert Brustein offers a unique perspective on the American stage and its artists. In this wise, witty, and wide-ranging collection of recent writings, Brustein examines crucial issues relating to theatre in the post-9/11 years, analyzing specific plays, emerging and established performers, and theatrical production throughout the world. Brustein relates our theatre to our society in a manner that reminds us why the performing arts matter. "Millennial Stages" records Brustein's thinking on the important issues 'roiling the national soul' at the start of the twenty-first century. His opening section explores the connections between theatre and society, theatre and politics, and theatre and religion, and it is followed by reviews of such landmark productions as "The Producers and Spamelot", "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "King Lear". In his final section, Brustein reflects on people and places of importance in the world of theatre today, including Marlon Brando and Arthur Miller and Australia and South Africa
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Millennial stages : essays and reviews, 2001-2005, Robert Brustein
Millennial stages : essays and reviews, 2001-2005, Robert Brustein
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  • Part One. Positions and polemics. No time for comedy -- The new relevance -- Does theatre matter? -- Maiming the messinger -- Words on fire -- The rebirth of political theatre: the God of Hell; democracy when dramaturgs ruled the Earth -- Red and blue states of mind: The 25th annual Putnam County spelling bee; Terrorism. Part Two. Plays and productions. Varieties of histrionic experience: Medea; The resistible rise of Arturo Ui -- Mind over material: The invention of love; Mnemonic -- The Jew who buried Hitler: The producers -- The Harrowing of Hell: In the penal colony; Hamlet; and Hamlet -- Angels in Afghanistan: Homebody/Kabul -- Goat song: The goat, or Who is Sylvia? -- Comedy is harder: Private lives; The Underpants -- Prescient plays: Far away; A number -- Clever ladies: imaginary friends; adult entertainment -- Creations: Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night; Take me out; Our lady of 121st street -- Dysfunctional families, dysgenic dynasties: Salome; Gypsy; Long day's journey into night -- Smelly orthodoxies: A bad friend; I am my own wife -- Shotover's apocalypse: Omnium gatherum; Anna in the tropics -- Palace and garden: Maria Stuart; House and garden -- The political power of puns: Caroline, or change; The beard of Avon -- A king and two queens: King Lear; Valhalla -- Homeboy Godot: topdog/Underdog; Fortune's fool -- Pyrotechnics and ice: Jimpers; Frozen -- The past revisited: The frogs; After the fall -- In the jungle: Rose Rage, Hedda Gabler -- Impersonations: Monty Python's Spamalot; Orson's shadow: Julius Caesar -- Prosecution plays: Doubt; Romance; The last days of Judas Iscariot; The Pillowman; Thom Pain; The light in the Piazza -- theatre of the mushy tushy: Le dernier caravanserail (Okyssees) -- Lear's lendings: King Lear
  • Part Three. People and places. Marlon Brando: contempt for acting -- Requiem for Jan. Kott -- Pieter-Dirk Uys: the good hope of the cape -- Theatre in Australia: the cultural cringe -- Theatre in South Africa: fronting -- MASS MOCa: a boom in the boonies -- Hallie Flanagan David and the Federal Theatre: Hallie's Comet -- Suzan-Lori Parks: Does race matter? -- Kenneth Tynan and Peter Brook: the Cavalier and the Roundhead -- Shakespeare in bloom: The two noble Kinsmen; Henry IV; As You Like It -- George S. Kaufman: keeping company with Kaufman -- Shakespeare's geography -- Primo levi: the saved and the damned -- The death of Arthur Miller -- Richard Gilman: prisoner on the aisle -- Laurence Olivier and Elia Kazan: the peer and the pariah
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