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Cohn, Ruby

Overview
Works: 68 works in 424 publications in 1 language and 19,325 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Humor  Study guides  Drama  History  Chronologies  Bibliography  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Composer, ed
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ruby Cohn
 
Most widely held works by Ruby Cohn
A Beckett canon by Ruby Cohn( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Beckett Canon by theater scholar Ruby Cohn is a guide to the complete works of Samuel Beckett. Born and educated in Ireland, Beckett lived most of his life in Paris. His works were written in either English or French, and he usually translated from one language to the other. In her book, Cohn offers commentary on Beckett's entire corpus, focusing on his work in its originary language."--Jacket
Edward Albee by Ruby Cohn( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Albee - American Writers 77 was first published in 1969. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions
Samuel Beckett : the comic gamut by Ruby Cohn( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett now; critical approaches to his novels, poetry, and plays by Melvin J Friedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currents in contemporary drama by Ruby Cohn( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several of the important themes of post-World War ii English, French, and German drama are analyzed in this book. The first chapter briefly examines the major contemporary playwrights in each national literature. Subsequent chapters discuss contemporary drama as an expression of Artaud's "theatre of cruelty," its relationship to the changing concepts of the tragic hero, its use of tragi-comic modes, and its concurrence with "world as stage" metaphor. Among the playwrights discussed are Pinter, Ionesco, Brecht, Genet, Albee, Camus, Frisch, Durrenmatt, and Eliot. (Lh)
Dialogue in American drama by Ruby Cohn( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just play : Beckett's theater by Ruby Cohn( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author ranges through Beckett's drama to analyze his approach to place, time, soliloquy, fiction, and repetition. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in
Back to Beckett by Ruby Cohn( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casebook on Waiting for Godot by Ruby Cohn( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century drama : England, Ireland, the United States by Ruby Cohn( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Shakespeare offshoots by Ruby Cohn( )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays have never had a larger audience than they do in our time. This wide viewing is complemented by modern scholarship, which has verified and elucidated the plays' texts. Nevertheless, Shakespeare's plays continue to be revised. In order to find out how and why he has been rewritten, Ruby Cohn examines modern dramatic offshoots in English, French, and German. Surveying drama intended for the serious theater, the author discusses modern versions of Shakespeare's plays, especially Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Tempest. Although the focus is always on drama, contrast is s
Modern Shakespeare offshoots by Ruby Cohn( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disjecta : miscellaneous writings and a dramatic fragment by Samuel Beckett( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Beckett] is a serious writer with something serious to say about the human condition: and therefore one of the dozen or so writers those who are concerned with modern man in search of his soul should read."--Stephen Spender, The New York Times Renowned Beckett scholar Ruby Cohn has selected some of Beckett's criticisms, reviews, letters, and other unpublished materials that shed new light on his work
Around the absurd : essays on modern and postmodern drama by Enoch Brater( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original essays honoring Martin Esslin, author of a seminal book on the theater of the absurd
Four contemporary French plays( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retreats from realism in recent English drama by Ruby Cohn( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Desire to Godot : pocket theater of postwar Paris by Ruby Cohn( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-American interplay in recent drama by Ruby Cohn( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cohn brings a critical eye of unusual versatility and experience to the reading of these paired playwrights. In Pinter and Mamet, for example, she notes the shared sense of linguistic play. In the plays of Bond and Shepard, on the other hand, she explores the plight of the artist in society; in those of Simon and Ayckbourn, the comic exposition of middle-class mores. Without engaging in cultural reductivism or misleading stereotypes, Cohn demonstrates how such themes lend themselves to differing interpretations in Great Britain and in the United States. A certain transatlantic double focus thus illuminates both the composition and the interpretation of dramatic works in an increasingly globally minded age
Samuel Beckett : a collection of criticism by Ruby Cohn( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Burman, Ruby

Burman, Ruby 1922-2011

Cohn, Ruby d1922-

Ruby Cohn profesora e teórica do teatro

Ruby Cohn professor and theater scholar

Languages
English (274)

Covers
Edward AlbeeDisjecta : miscellaneous writings and a dramatic fragmentRetreats from realism in recent English dramaAnglo-American interplay in recent drama