Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for


Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for Godot; The Visit; Tango; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Balcony; Rhinoceros; et al This comprehensive volume contains nine of the most important, most indispensable plays of the modern theatre What Harold Clurman has done in this seminal collection is to create for us a portrait of the progress and turmoil of the twentieth century Ranging from the eerie realism of Pinter s sinister Birthday Party, to the absurd literalism of Ionesco s conformist city in Rhinoceros, to the baroque fantasy world of Genet s brothel in The Balcony, to the tragic hilarity of Stoppard s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, these nine plays, each entirely distinct, together form an incisive, compelling, and sometimes heartbreaking mosaic of our time

  • Paperback
  • 912 pages
  • Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for Godot; The Visit; Tango; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Balcony; Rhinoceros; et al
  • Harold Clurman
  • English
  • 13 February 2017
  • 0802150322

About the Author: Harold Clurman

Harold Edgar Clurman was an American theatre director and drama critic, one of the most influential in the United States He was most notable as one of the three founders of New York City s Group Theatre.



10 thoughts on “Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for Godot; The Visit; Tango; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Balcony; Rhinoceros; et al

  1. Alicia Alicia says:

    The only plays I have read out of this collection are Waiting for Godot , The Caucasian Chalk Circle , The Birthday Party , and Rhinoceros I have already reviewed Waiting for Godot , The Caucasian Chalk Circle , and The Birthday Party separately I was trying to wait until I finished Rhinoceros before I reviewed it, but it s just so boring Just as the action picks up, a long winded disagreement that is of no real consequence comes up The plot line sounds interesting, but the play ju The only plays I have read out of this collection are Waiting for Godot , The Caucasian Chalk Circle , The Birthday Party , and Rhinoceros I have already reviewed Waiting for Godot , The Caucasian Chalk Circle , and The Birthday Party separately I was trying to wait until I finished Rhinoceros before I reviewed it, but it s just so boring Just as the action picks up, a long winded disagreement that is of no real consequence comes up The plot line sounds interesting, but the play just does not live up to expectations

  2. Ayne Ray Ayne Ray says:

    If I were to choose my top ten favorite books, this would definitely be on the list It is a seminal collection of works by Brecht, Beckett, Durrenmatt, Genet, Pinter, Ionesco, Stoppard, Mamet, and Mrozek, illustrating the depth and breadth of post World War II theatre Fascinating reading.

  3. Susan Susan says:

    I scored The Birthday Party AND The Balcony for dirt cheap 50 cents Looking forward to reading the other seven plays.

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