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Bentley, Eric 1916-

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The Playwright as Thinker : A Study of Drama in Modern Times by Eric Bentley( Book )

99 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1946, The Playwright as Thinker is a classic work of drama criticism that helped create the intellectual environment in which serious American theater would thrive in the second half of the twentieth century. At the time of publishing, most drama critics believed dramatic art deserved no intellectual status; Eric Bentley set out to prove them wrong. Focusing on the canonic playwrights Strindberg, Ibsen, Pirandello, Sartre, and Brecht, Bentley viewed the playwright as thinker, and his survey of over 150 years of dramatic art provided, in essence, an intellectual history of Eu
The life of the drama by Eric Bentley( Book )

103 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic theatre by Eric Bentley( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 1,810 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
In search of theater by Eric Bentley( Book )

69 editions published between 1947 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern theatre by Eric Bentley( Book )

95 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

37 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Open Fist Theatre presents a re-imagined version of Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan. Set in the imaginary city of Setzuan in pre-communist China, the play explores themes of good and evil, love and betrayal and male/female identity. The Brecht approach uses song, dance and style to create a humorous and provocative look at how humanity deals with love, money and social injustice
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

22 editions published between 1949 and 1993 in English and held by 1,392 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
Thirty years of treason; excerpts from hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968 by United States( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,388 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 )

36 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of the modern stage : an introduction to modern theatre and drama by Eric Bentley( Book )

90 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,349 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
Parables for the theatre; two plays: The good woman of Setzuan and the Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

55 editions published between 1947 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Good woman of Setzuan - The Caucasian chalk circle
From the modern repertoire by Eric Bentley( Book )

7 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw : [a reconsideration] by Eric Bentley( Book )

59 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic event, an American chronicle by Eric Bentley( Book )

37 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caucasian chalk circle by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,138 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?
Mother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the Thirty Years' War by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

33 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered one of the great dramatic creations of the modern stage, Mother Courage and Her Children is Bertolt Brecht's most passionate and profound statement against war. Set in the seventeenth century, the play follows Anna Fierling--'Mother Courage'--an itinerant trader, as she pulls her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of Europe's religious wars
The play, a critical anthology by Eric Bentley( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of Scrutiny; selections from Scrutiny: a quarterly review, 1932-1948 by Eric Bentley( Book )

21 editions published between 1948 and 1964 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Hauspostille. Manual of piety by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and German and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bentley, E.

Bentley, Eric R. 1916-

Bentley, Eric Russel.

Bentley, Eric Russel 1916-

Bentley, Eric Russell

Bentley, Eric Russell 1916-

Bīntlī, Irīk 1916-

Eric Bentley American playwright

Eric Bentley Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Eric Bentley US-amerikanischer Autor, Brecht-Übersetzer

Бентли, Эрик 1916-

إريك بنتلي، 1916-

بينتلي، إريك، 1916-

ベントリー, エリック

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The life of the dramaIn search of theaterThe good woman of SetzuanThe threepenny operaThirty years of treason; excerpts from hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968The theory of the modern stage : an introduction to modern theatre and dramaParables for the theatre; two plays: The good woman of Setzuan and the Caucasian chalk circleBernard Shaw : [a reconsideration]