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Innes, Christopher 1941-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 464 publications in 6 languages and 18,206 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reference works  Sources  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Compiler
Classifications: PN1861, 792.02330924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Innes
A sourcebook on naturalist theatre by Christopher Innes( )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work aims to provide primary sources which document one of the key movements in modern theatre. It uses three writers to exemplify the movement, and six plays in particular, from Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, and George Bernard Shaw
Avant garde theatre, 1892-1992 by Christopher Innes( )

65 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In examining the development of avant garde theatre from its inception in the 1890s to the present day, the author exposes a central paradox of modern theatre; that the motivating force of theatrical experimentation is primitivism. What links the work of Strindberg, Artaud, Brook and Mnouchkine is an idealization of the elemental and a desire to find ritual in archaic traditions. This widespread primitivism, he argues, is the key to understanding both the political and aesthetic aspects of modern theatre and provides fresh insights into contemporary social trends
Designing modern America : Broadway to main street by Christopher Innes( )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrated with more than 130 photographs of their influential designs, this book tells the story of Joseph Urban and Norman Bel Geddes. Christopher Innes shows how these two men with a background in theater lent dramatic flair to everything they designed and how this theatricality gave the distinctive modernity they created such wide appeal. If the American lifestyle has been much imitated around the globe over the past fifty years, says Innes, it is due in large measure to the designs of Urban and Bel Geddes, Together they were responsible for creating what has been called the "Golden Age" of American culture."--Jacket
Modernism in European drama : Ibsen, Strindberg, Pirandello, Beckett : essays from Modern drama by Christopher Innes( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays, drawn from scholarship over the last forty years, explores the drama of four of the most influential proponents of modernism in European drama: Ibsen, Strindberg, Pirandello, and Beckett. Although there are other dramatists who also contributed to Modernism, these four illustrate widely different and contrasting aspects of the movement. Since discussions of Modernism are generally restricted to poetry, novels, or the fine arts (painting, sculpture), examining theatre from this perspective covers new ground."--Jacket
The Cambridge introduction to Theatre directing by Christopher Innes( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Introduction is an exciting journey through the different styles of theatre that twentieth-century and contemporary directors have created. It discusses artistic and political values, rehearsal methods and the diverging relationships with actors and designers, treatment of dramatic material and approaches to audiences. Offering a compelling analysis of theatrical practice, Christopher Innes and Maria Shevtsova explore the different rehearsal and staging principles and methods of such earlier groundbreaking figures as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Brecht, revising standard perspectives on their work, as well as analysing a diverse range of innovative contemporary directors, including Ariane Mnouchkine, Lev Dodin, Peter Brook, and Peter Sellars. While tracing the different roots of directorial practices across time, and discussing their artistic, cultural and political significance, the authors provide significant examples of the major directorial approaches and reveal comprehensive patterns in the craft of directing and the influence and collaborative relationships of directors"--
The Cambridge companion to George Bernard Shaw by Christopher Innes( Book )

52 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers all aspects of Shaw's drama, focusing both on the political and theatrical context, while the illustrations showcase productions from the Shaw Festival in Canada
Modern British drama, 1890-1990 by Christopher Innes( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy theatre : ritual and the avant garde by Christopher Innes( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El autor acuña la expresión "teatro sagrado" para definir las puestas en escena vanguardista cuyas premisas son la integración del público y la acción, la resistencia al lenguaje como medio primario de comunicación, la búsqueda de estados de trance activos y el "rechazo a la estructura lógica sintácticas burguesas"
Erwin Piscator's political theatre; the development of modern German drama by Christopher Innes( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1977 text was the first full study of Erwin Piscator, the German theatrical producer who was prominent in the 1920s and worked after 1945 with the writers Hochhuth, Kipphardt and Weiss. Professor Innes sketches the background of Dadaism and Expressionism from which Piscator came, and points out the differences between Piscator and the other experimenters of his time. He also gives a vivid description of Piscator's technical innovations, the modern means of communication such as film, the illumination of the stage from below and 'the treadmill', a flat moving band along which the characters walked. These turned drama into a multi-media event. Professor Innes uses Piscator's career as a focus to describe theatrical developments in the twentieth century and to discuss the role of the author, the director, and the actor in drama, the purpose of the theatre, and the involvement of the audience
Modern German drama : a study in form by Christopher Innes( Book )

18 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Gordon Craig by Christopher Innes( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Gordon Craig's ideas regarding set and lighting have had an enormous impact on the development of the theatre we know today. In this new and updated edition of his well-known study of Edward Gordon Craig, Professor Christopher Innes shows how Craig's stage work and theoretical writings were crucial to the development of modern theatre. This book contains extensive documentation and re-evaluates his significance as an artist, actor, director and writer. Craig is placed in historical context, and his productions are reconstituted from unpublished prompt-books, sketches, journals and c
Modern British drama : the twentieth century by Christopher Innes( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised and updated version of Modern British Drama, 1890-1990, is the first one-volume analysis of English playwriting over the twentieth century. Through detailed discussions of major dramatists and plays, Christopher Innes traces the evolution of modernism from Bernard Shaw to the present as well as theatrical developments over the period. The text includes information on the social and political environment surrounding the plays, first productions and critical reception, and chronology and illustrations from key performances, lists of playwrights and works, and selective bibliographies. It is an invaluable guide for students, theater-goers and theater historians
Directors/directing : conversations on theatre by Maria Shevtsova( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine leading international theatre directors discuss their work and careers, providing insight into their approaches and creative relationships with actors
Edward Gordon Craig : a vision of theatre by Christopher Innes( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new and updated edition of his well-known study of Edward Gordon Craig, Professor Christopher Innes shows how Craig's stage work and theoretical writings were crucial to the development of modern theatre. This book contains extensive documentation and re-evaluates his significance as an artist, actor, director and writer. Craig is placed in historical context and his productions are reconstituted from unpublished prompt-books, sketches, journals and correspondence. Most of the designs and photographs, and many of Craig's writings cited, are not available elsewhere in print. Readers will gain insight into a key period of theatrical history, the life of one of its most fascinating individuals, the nature of stage performance, and into revolutionary ideas that are still challenging today."--BOOK JACKET
Twentieth-century British and American theatre : a critical guide to archives by Christopher Innes( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers only manuscript material and ephemera available to the public, and no published texts, in order to promote the study of performative elements and foster their considering in critically interpreting dramatic literature, all in line with the shift in drama studies over the past two decades away from text-based criticism to the analysis of performance. Also suggests the potential value of the documentary material listed; ways of approaching and evaluating the work of individual performers; and the contribution of directors, designers, and producers. From over 100 archives in the US, Britain, and Europe, describes material for 175 playwrights, arranged alphabetically. Works are indexed
The Methuen drama guide to contemporary American playwrights by Tom Adler( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of 25 American playwrights from the 1960s to the present written by a team of 25 eminent scholars from the USA, Canada, Britain, Germany, and Ireland. It is the perfect companion for students of American literature and drama
Politics and the playwright : George Ryga by Christopher Innes( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler : a sourcebook by Christopher Innes( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 'Hedda Gabler' first appeared, the play and its title character have troubled audiences and performers the world over. This sourcebook balances reprinted texts with commentary to set the play within the contexts of Norwegian nationalism, the women's movement and the Naturalism movement
Carnival : theory and practice( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Routledge literary sourcebook on Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A sourcebook on naturalist theatre
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Avant garde theatre, 1892-1992Designing modern America : Broadway to main streetModernism in European drama : Ibsen, Strindberg, Pirandello, Beckett : essays from Modern dramaThe Cambridge companion to George Bernard ShawModern British drama, 1890-1990Holy theatre : ritual and the avant gardeErwin Piscator's political theatre; the development of modern German dramaModern German drama : a study in form
Alternative Names
Christopher Innes historiador canadiense

Christopher Innes kanadischer Theaterwissenschaftler

Christopher Innes teatrólogu canadianu (1941–2017)

Innes, C.D.

Innes, C.D. 1941-

Innes, C. D. (Christopher D.), 1941-

Innes, C. D. (Christopher David)

Innes, C. D. (Christopher David), 1941-

Innes, Christopher.

Innes, Christopher 1941-

Innes, Christopher D.

Innes, Christopher D. 1941-

Innes Christopher David

Innes, Christopher David 1941-

Иннес, Кристофер

إنز، كريستوفر، 1941-

كريستوفر إينز

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인네스, C. D. 1941-

인네스, 크리스토퍼 1941-

인네스, 크리스토퍼 다비드 1941-

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