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Bentley, Eric 1916-2020

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Sartre : a collection of critical essays by Edith Kern( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a key to evaluation and appreciation of Jean-Paul Sartre's writings and of the basic precepts of Existentialism
The life of the drama by Eric Bentley( Book )

85 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Bentley's radical new look at the grammar of theatre...is a work of exceptional virtue... The book justifies its title by being precisely about the ways in which life manifests itself in the theatre...This is a book to be read again and again
The Playwright as Thinker : a Study of Drama in Modern Times by Eric Bentley( Book )

67 editions published between 1946 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naked masks : five plays by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents six plays by the Nobel Prize winning dramatist
The classic theatre by Eric Bentley( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six French plays: Corneille--The Cid; Moliere--The Misanthrope; Racine--Phaedra; Lesage--Turcaret; Marivaux--The False Confessions; Beaumarchais--Figaro's Marriage
The modern theatre by Eric Bentley( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RRCC Library has two volumes of this set, published in 1955, which contains 20th-century European plays considered "modern" for their unconventional approach to story-telling
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo, an eminent professor and scientist in the 17th century Venetian Republic, is short of money. A prospective student tells him about a novel invention, the telescope ("a queer tube thing"), that is being sold in Amsterdam. Galileo replicates it, and offers it to the Republic as his own creation. He gains an increase in his salary, but within a short time his ruse is discovered. Galileo then uses the telescope for careful observations of the Moon and the planets, and he discovers the moons orbiting Jupiter. His observations strongly support Nicolaus Copernicus' heliocentric model of the Solar System, which is counter both to popular belief and to the doctrine of the powerful Roman Catholic Church. He furthermore publishes in vernacular Italian, rather than traditional scientific Latin, thus making his work and conclusions more accessible to the common people. His daughter's engagement to a well-off young man (with whom she is genuinely in love) is broken because of Galileo's reluctance to distance himself from his unorthodox teachings. Galileo is brought to the Vatican in Rome for interrogation by the Inquisition. Upon being threatened with torture, he recants his teachings. His students are shocked by his surrender in the face of pressure from the church authorities. Galileo, old and broken, now living under house arrest with a priest monitoring his activities, is visited by one of his former pupils, Andrea. Galileo gives him a book (Two New Sciences) containing all his scientific discoveries, asking him to smuggle it out of Italy for dissemination abroad. Andrea now believes Galileo's actions were heroic and that he just recanted to fool the ecclesiastical authorities. However, Galileo insists his actions had nothing to do with heroism but were merely the result of self-interest
The theory of the modern stage : an introduction to modern theatre and drama by Eric Bentley( Book )

104 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and manifestos by and about such writers, designers and directors as Adolphe Appia, Émile Zola, Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, Konstantin Stanislavsky and Richard Wagner
Thirty years of treason : excerpts from hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968 by United States( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This collection of excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. This book serves as a warning for the future and at the same time makes living documents out of history
The theatre of commitment, and other essays on drama in our society by Eric Bentley( Book )

37 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Book )

22 editions published between 1949 and 1990 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht's famous adaptation to the modern era of John Gay's The beggar's opera, satirizing social and political beliefs through its portrayal of a world of thieves and prostitutes
Bernard Shaw : [a reconsideration] by Eric Bentley( Book )

73 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Bernard Shaw's Theatrical, Social, and Political Career as well about the man personally
The Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

41 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of two farms in Georgia (Republic of Russia) debate over land ownership in a socialistic society. The play raises the question of private property; of who bears the right to ownership. Should something (someone) be owned by the one who possesses it? Or, by the one who can make the best use of it?
From the modern repertoire by Eric Bentley( Book )

9 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre of war : comments on 32 occasions by Eric Bentley( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play, a critical anthology by Eric Bentley( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1964 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Sydney Harris
Mother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the Thirty Years' War by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Courage is the play in which Brecht made his most passionate statement against war, but perhaps Brecht's greatest achievement in the drama lies in the creation of the character of Anna Fierling, nicknamed "Mother Courage," the itinerant trader who drags her canteen through the blood and carnage of the Thirty Years' War and whose fatal error is to believe that she can make the war serve her ends
Parables for the theatre; two plays: The good woman of Setzuan and the Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

23 editions published between 1947 and 1990 in English and Catalan and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is theatre? : Incorporating The dramatic event, and other reviews, 1944-1967 by Eric Bentley( Book )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of review that the author wrote on works of drama. Reviews that the author wrote during his time as a dramatic critic for The New Republic are also included in this edition
The importance of Scrutiny; selections from Scrutiny: a quarterly review, 1932-1948 by Eric Bentley( Book )

30 editions published between 1948 and 1964 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Naked masks : five plays
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The Playwright as Thinker : a Study of Drama in Modern TimesNaked masks : five playsGalileoThe theory of the modern stage : an introduction to modern theatre and dramaThirty years of treason : excerpts from hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968The threepenny operaBernard Shaw : [a reconsideration]The Caucasian chalk circle
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Bentley, E.

Bentley, Eric, 1916-

Bentley, Eric R. 1916-

Bentley, Eric R. 1916-2020

Bentley, Eric Russel.

Bentley, Eric Russel 1916-

Bentley, Eric Russel 1916-2020

Bentley Eric Russell

Bentley, Eric Russell 1916-

Bentley, Eric Russell 1916-2020

Bīntlī, Irīk 1916-

Eric Bentley

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Бентли Эрик

Бентли, Эрик 1916-

Бентли, Эрик, 1916-2020

אריק בנטלי זמר אמריקאי

اريك بنتلى

إريك بنتلي، 1916-

إريك بنتلي كاتب مسرحي أمريكي

بينتلي، إريك، 1916-

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