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Bermel, Albert

Overview
Works: 63 works in 173 publications in 1 language and 8,451 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Drama  One-act plays  Satirical literature  Fiction  Farces  Comédies-ballets  Comedy films  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PQ1827, 842.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Albert Bermel
One-act comedies of Molière by Molière( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jealous husband - The flying doctor - Two precious maidens ridiculed - Sganarelle, or the imaginary cuckold - The rehearsal at Versailles - The forced marriage - The seductive countess - Molier's life and works : a chronological summary
Farce : a history from Aristophanes to Woody Allen by Albert Bermel( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a celebration of the expansiveness and inclusiveness of farce, this book describes the art form rather than defines it. Part 1 illustrates the nature of farce and its relationship to tragedy, comedy, and melodrama. Part 2 is a cumulative biography of farce, beginning with Greek and Roman writers and continuing through Shakespeare, Moliere, and into the Dadaists, Surrealists, and others of the twentieth century. The book reviews a Hollywood-inspired resurgence of farce, which has seeped into such diverse artistic categories as painting, fiction, poetry, dance, and music. The book also discusses the works of such modern masters of farce as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, and Monty Python. (Sg)
Contradictory characters; an interpretation of the modern theatre by Albert Bermel( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artaud's theatre of cruelty by Albert Bermel( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonin Artaud's theatre of cruelty is a frequently misunderstood concept. This study looks closely Artaud's work. Tracing the theatre of cruelty's earliest orgins, it examines Artaud's six plays for form and meaning
The genius of the French theater by Albert Bermel( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molière's theatrical bounty : a new view of the plays by Albert Bermel( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three popular French comedies( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five tales for the theatre by Carlo Gozzi( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The infernal machine, and other plays by Jean Cocteau( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the texts of six dramatic works by the French master of literature, including Orpheus, Bacchus, and The Eiffel Tower Wedding Party
Shakespeare at the moment : playing the comedies by Albert Bermel( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Certainty may give way to misgiving, happiness may become unease. Moment-to-moment changes often make actors and directors pause and ponder when deciding to perform a Shakespeare comedy. But this should not be the case, claims theatre scholar Albert Bermel. In Shakespeare at the Moment, Bermel contends that Shakespeare's comedies depend for their effects on their sparkling inconsistency and spontaneity, and on the opportunities they offer for artistic ingenuity and initiative. The book discusses fifteen plays, addressing Shakespeare's experimentation, the power and intelligence of his inconsistencies, his novel "happy" endings, and ultimately, how each comedy can be performed."--Jacket
Comic agony : mixed impressions in the modern theatre by Albert Bermel( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor in spite of himself ; and The bourgeois gentleman by Molière( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a modern translation of Moliere's plays about a wife's revenge on her brutish husband and a wealthy merchant who aspires to be a fine gentleman
The miser (L'avare) by Molière( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aging but vital Harpagon is hoarding every centime he can get his hands on, making sure that his two children, the virginal Elise and the dandy Cleante, live under his iron will. To complicate matters, Elise has fallen in love with the handsome Valere, who masquerades as a servant in the household, despite his noble birth, and, worse yet, Cleante and Harpagon are both smitten with the same woman, the beautiful, somewhat dim, Marianne. Meanwhile, scheming servants and assorted hustlers angle for Harpagon's incredible wealth, much of which is now buried and protected by snarling Dobermans"--Page 4 of cover
A dozen French farces : medieval to modern( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scapin ; and, Don Juan : in new translations by Molière( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays deal with a mischievous servant and an unrepentant playboy
Horatius (Horace) by Pierre Corneille( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six one-act farces by Albert Bermel( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays of Georges Courteline by Georges Courteline( Book )

in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comprehensive and definitive account of farce : one of the world's funniest art forms by Albert Bermel( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrombo and other plays by Albert Bermel( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Molière's theatrical bounty : a new view of the plays
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Farce : a history from Aristophanes to Woody AllenArtaud's theatre of crueltyMolière's theatrical bounty : a new view of the playsFive tales for the theatreThe infernal machine, and other playsShakespeare at the moment : playing the comediesComic agony : mixed impressions in the modern theatreThe doctor in spite of himself ; and The bourgeois gentleman