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Cohn, Ruby

Overview
Works: 58 works in 398 publications in 2 languages and 18,288 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Humor  Study guides  Drama  History  Chronologies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Composer, ed
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Most widely held works about Ruby Cohn
 
Most widely held works by Ruby Cohn
Samuel Beckett : the comic gamut by Ruby Cohn( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currents in contemporary drama by Ruby Cohn( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 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 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casebook on Waiting for Godot by Ruby Cohn( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back to Beckett by Ruby Cohn( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Albee by Ruby Cohn( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 971 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
Twentieth century drama : England, Ireland, the United States by Ruby Cohn( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 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
Modern Shakespeare offshoots by Ruby Cohn( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 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
Disjecta : miscellaneous writings and a dramatic fragment by Samuel Beckett( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 634 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 )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 611 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 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Beckett canon by Ruby Cohn( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 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
Anglo-American interplay in recent drama by Ruby Cohn( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The provocative notion of a contemporary cross-cultural exchange within the medium of theatre is here imposed upon a dozen contemporary Anglo-American dramatists: Alan Ayckbourn and Neil Simon, Edward Bond and Sam Shepard, David Mamet and Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill and Maria Irene Fornès, David Hare and David Rabe, Christopher Hampton and Richard Nelson. In each pairing, Ruby Cohn unites a British with an American playwright, exploring similarities both apparent and embedded - similarities which serve as a springboard for the exposure of a more profound, culturally based difference. 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 )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett : Waiting for Godot : a casebook( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics for contemporaries by Ruby Cohn( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Retreats from realism in recent English drama
Alternative Names
Burman, Ruby

Burman, Ruby 1922-2011

Cohn, Ruby d1922-

Ruby Cohn professor and theater scholar

Languages
English (302)

Italian (2)

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Disjecta : miscellaneous writings and a dramatic fragmentRetreats from realism in recent English dramaA Beckett canonAnglo-American interplay in recent drama