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Cohn, Ruby

Overview
Works: 78 works in 436 publications in 2 languages and 19,543 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Humor  Study guides  Drama  History  Bibliography  Chronologies  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Compiler, 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 1,847 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 )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 1,474 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 )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,379 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 1,190 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 1,152 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 )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,093 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 the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Back to Beckett by Ruby Cohn( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casebook on Waiting for Godot by Ruby Cohn( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the first French review in 1953 to the latest assessments and interpretations, this casebook is a history of the influence and significance of Waiting for Godot. The play is not only repeatedly performed and enjoyed, it is studied as a profound artistic statement, as a religious vision, and as a somber summation of man's hopeless but inexhaustible search for meaning. -- Back cover
Twentieth century drama : England, Ireland, the United States by Ruby Cohn( Book )

12 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 plays by major dramatists including Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Thorton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter and Edward Albes
Modern Shakespeare offshoots by Ruby Cohn( )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 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 )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miscellany of criticism and a dramatic fragment
Around the absurd : essays on modern and postmodern drama by Enoch Brater( Book )

12 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
Retreats from realism in recent English drama by Ruby Cohn( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruby Cohn assumes realism to be the dominant mode in English theatre since 1956. In this book she argues that the most provocative plays of the last few decades have departed from realism. She traces certain patterns of departure which are familiar in the long tradition of English drama
Four contemporary French plays( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 520 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 )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A Beckett canon
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Edward AlbeeDisjecta : miscellaneous writings and a dramatic fragmentRetreats from realism in recent English dramaAnglo-American interplay in recent drama
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 (272)

Italian (2)