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Brustein, Robert Sanford 1927-

Works: 173 works in 521 publications in 4 languages and 21,816 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Drama  History  Biography  One-act plays 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Adapter, Recipient, Interviewee, Producer, Other, Director, Speaker, Translator, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN2266, 792.0973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Sanford Brustein
The theatre of revolt : an approach to the modern drama by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

58 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new edition of this now-classic work, Robert Brustein argues that the roots of the modern theatre may be found in the soil of rebellion cultivated by eight outstanding playwrights; Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O'Neill, and Genet. Focusing on each of them in turn, Mr. Brustein considers the nature of their revolt, the methods employed in their plays, their influences on the modern drama, and the playwrights themselves."--Back cover
Millennial stages : essays and reviews, 2001-2005 by Robert Sanford Brustein( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major figure in the world of theatre as critic, playwright, scholar, teacher, director, actor, and producer, Robert Brustein offers a unique perspective on the American stage and its artists. In this wise, witty, and wide-ranging collection of recent writings, Brustein examines crucial issues relating to theatre in the post-9/11 years, analyzing specific plays, emerging and established performers, and theatrical production throughout the world. Brustein relates our theatre to our society in a manner that reminds us why the performing arts matter. "Millennial Stages" records Brustein's thinking on the important issues 'roiling the national soul' at the start of the twenty-first century. His opening section explores the connections between theatre and society, theatre and politics, and theatre and religion, and it is followed by reviews of such landmark productions as "The Producers and Spamelot", "Long Day's Journey into Night" and "King Lear". In his final section, Brustein reflects on people and places of importance in the world of theatre today, including Marlon Brando and Arthur Miller and Australia and South Africa
Seasons of discontent; dramatic opinions, 1959-1965 by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third theatre by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to a young actor : a universal guide to performance by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having been at the forefront of the American theatre for the duration of his illustrious career, Robert Brustein has long been a mentor to many of today's most accomplished actors. Here, for the first time, he offers both sage advice and hard-earned wisdom for performers on every stage and screen, and at any level of experience. Letters to a Young Actor promised not only to inspire the multitudes of struggling actors out there pounding the pavement, but also to reinvigorate the art of acting itself."--Jacket
The culture watch : essays on theatre and society, 1969-1974 by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical moments : reflection on theatre & society, 1973-1979 by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagining American theatre by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a reflection on the American theatre of the 1980s through the agency of selected articles and reviews written largely, though not exclusively, in the author's capacity as drama critic for "The new republic."
The tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a masterful and engaging exploration of both Shakespeare's works and his age. Concentrating on six recurring prejudices in Shakespeare's plays-such as misogyny, elitism, distrust of effeminacy, and racism-Robert Brustein examines how Shakespeare and his contemporaries treated them. More than simply a thematic study, the book reveals a playwright constantly exploiting and exploring his own personal stances. These prejudices, Brustein finds, are not unchanging; over time they vary in intensity and treatment. Shakespeare is an artist who invariably reflects the predilections of his age and yet almost always manages to transcend them. Brustein considers the whole of Shakespeare's plays, from the early histories to the later romances, though he gives special attentionto Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and The Tempest. Drawing comparisons to plays by Marlowe, Middleton, and Marston, Brustein investigates how Shakespeare's contemporaries were preoccupied with similar themes and how these different artists treated the current prejudices in their own ways. Rather than confining Shakespeare to his age, this book has the wonderful quality of illuminating both what he shared with his time and what is unique about his approach
Revolution as theatre; notes on the new radical style by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and German and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete full-length plays, 1975-1995 by Christopher Durang( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one volume are seven of Christopher Durang's eight full-length plays. The Idiots Karamazov: This satiric work takes a mocking look at Russian and American Literature. The Vietnamization of New Jersey: Ridicules the anti-war plays of the earlyl 1970s. A History of the American film: A whirlwind parody through four decades of Hollywood schlock. Beyond therapy: A farcical comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests their patient place a personal ad in the newspaper. Baby and the Bathwater: Two unprepared and unattentive parents name their son Daisy. Daisy grows up and after much trauma and therapy changes his name and becomes a father, swearing to not repeat the mistakes of his parents. The Marriage of Bette and Boo: Bette and Boo have one child, Matt, who narrates the story of his parents' marriage, children, divorce, and so on that ultimately leads to their downfall and eventually death. Laughing Wild: The woman is emotional and unstable, and talks about hitting someone in the supermarket who wouldn't get out of the way of the tuna fish she wanted to buy. The man, who was the man hit by the woman over tuna fish, gives a speech about positive thinking, but keeps spiraling into negativity
Who needs theatre : dramatic opinions by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over seventy essays and reviews written by the author between 1980 and 1986
Dumbocracy in America : studies in the theatre of guilt, 1987-1994 by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatre as mirror of our peculiar politics - this is the theme of Robert Brustein's engaging new collection of writings. No theatre critic in America is more informed by ideas than Mr. Brustein, and no critic does a better job of relating theatre to the larger culture. Here, in essays, reviews, and profiles, some of them appearing for the first time, Mr. Brustein uses the prism of the American theatre to explore the motivating impulses behind galloping political correctness
Cultural calisthenics : writings on race, politics, and theatre by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Brustein's new book is more than a collection of his writings on theatre. It also functions as a precise barometer of contemporary society, measuring the pressures of our present-day cultural climate." "Never one to shy away from controversy, Mr. Brustein includes in this new volume accounts of his celebrated Town Hall debate with August Wilson over the issue of segregated casting; his spirited defense of the National Endowment for the Arts against its enemies on the political right; his eloquent response to the impact of political correctness on the theatre and the university; and his forthright criticism of what he calls "coercive philanthropy"--The tendency of funding agencies and foundations to impose their own political and social agendas on artistic institutions." "At the heart of Cultural Calisthenics are Mr. Brustein's appraisals of the theatre at work - on and off Broadway, in London and Moscow, and in American regional playhouses - over the past five years."--Jacket
Voices from the Federal Theatre by Bonnie Nelson Schwartz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal Theatre Project, a 1930s relief project of the Roosevelt administration, brought more theater to more people in every corner of America that at any time in U.S. history. The Project had units in every region of the country, including groundbreaking African American troupes, and staged productions from daring dramas like The Voodoo Macbeth, Waiting for Lefty, and The Cradle Will Rock to musicals, vaudeville, and puppet shows. It was canceled in a firestorm of controversy that gave birth to the damning question: 'Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist party?' This book documents that vibrant, colorful, politically explosive time, which gave rise to bitter debates about the role of government in American art and culture. It includes interviews with such Federal Theatre actors, playwrights, directors, designers, producers, and dancers as Arthur Miller, Studs Terkel, Jules Dassin, Katherine Dunham, Rosetta Lenoire, John Houseman, and many others
Chekhov : the major plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivanov - The sea gull - Uncle Vanya - The three sisters - The cherry orchard - Plays
America hurrah; [plays] by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket Theater, "America Hurrah," by Jean-Claude van Itallie, produced by Stephanie Sills Production Inc., directors: Jacques Levy and Joseph Chaikin. Incidental music Marianne du Pury and Fred Cantor, lighting Ken Glickfeld and James Dwyer, costumes Tania Leontov, assisted by Beckie Cunningham "Drivin" sung by the Mushrooms, slides and poster design Francisca Duran-Reynals
Collected shorter plays by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Neill's themes and concerns find expression in his one-act plays which are the dramatic equivalent of short stories. Here are nine one-act plays that span the playwright's career
The siege of the arts : collected writings, 1994-2001 by Robert Sanford Brustein( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to a young actor : the art of mentoring by Robert Sanford Brustein( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Chinese and English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiration and guidance for struggling performers
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Complete full-length plays, 1975-1995
Millennial stages : essays and reviews, 2001-2005Letters to a young actor : a universal guide to performanceReimagining American theatreThe tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his timeComplete full-length plays, 1975-1995Dumbocracy in America : studies in the theatre of guilt, 1987-1994Cultural calisthenics : writings on race, politics, and theatreVoices from the Federal Theatre
Alternative Names
Brastein, Robert 1927-

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