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The Resource Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 : workers' theatre movements in Britain and America, edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan Maccoll and Stuart Cosgrove

Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 : workers' theatre movements in Britain and America, edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan Maccoll and Stuart Cosgrove

Label
Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 : workers' theatre movements in Britain and America
Title
Theatres of the Left 1880-1935
Title remainder
workers' theatre movements in Britain and America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan Maccoll and Stuart Cosgrove
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1985, this book examines how workers theatre movements intended their performances to be activist--perceiving art as a weapon of struggle and enlightenment--and an emancipatory act. An introductory study relates left-wing theatre groupings to the cultural narratives of contemporary British socialism. The progress of the Workers' Theatre Movement (1928-1935) is traced from simple realism to the most brilliant phase of its Russian and German development alongside which the parallel movements in the United States are also examined. A number of crucial texts are reprints as well as stage notes and glimpses of the dramaturgical controversies which accompanied them
Dewey number
792.09043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cosgrove, Stuart,
  • MacColl, Ewan,
  • Samuel, Raphael,
Series statement
Routledge revivals: History workshop series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Workers' theater
  • Political plays
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • Socialism and literature
  • Socialism and literature
Label
Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 : workers' theatre movements in Britain and America, edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan Maccoll and Stuart Cosgrove
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 1985 by Routledge & Kegan Paul"--Title-page verso
Contents
chapter Part 1 Theatre and socialism in Britain (1880-1935) -Raphael Samuel -- part Part 2 The Workers' Theatre Movement (1926-1935) -- chapter Narrative -- chapter Documents -- chapter Scripts -- part Part 3 The Yiddish-speaking WTM -- chapter Narrative -- chapter Documents -- part Part 4 The debate on naturalism -- chapter Documents -- part Part 5 Proletkult: a view from the Plebs League -- chapter Document -- part Part 6 Some origins o f Theatre Workshop -- chapter Narrative -- part Part 7 The political stage in the United States -- chapter History -- chapter Documents -- chapter Scripts
Control code
9781315445960
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315445939
Other control number
10.4324/9781315445960
System control number
(OCoLC)1007859068
Label
Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 : workers' theatre movements in Britain and America, edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan Maccoll and Stuart Cosgrove
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 1985 by Routledge & Kegan Paul"--Title-page verso
Contents
chapter Part 1 Theatre and socialism in Britain (1880-1935) -Raphael Samuel -- part Part 2 The Workers' Theatre Movement (1926-1935) -- chapter Narrative -- chapter Documents -- chapter Scripts -- part Part 3 The Yiddish-speaking WTM -- chapter Narrative -- chapter Documents -- part Part 4 The debate on naturalism -- chapter Documents -- part Part 5 Proletkult: a view from the Plebs League -- chapter Document -- part Part 6 Some origins o f Theatre Workshop -- chapter Narrative -- part Part 7 The political stage in the United States -- chapter History -- chapter Documents -- chapter Scripts
Control code
9781315445960
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315445939
Other control number
10.4324/9781315445960
System control number
(OCoLC)1007859068

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