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Brustein, Robert Sanford 1927-

Overview
Works: 143 works in 375 publications in 1 language and 18,841 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  History  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Adapter, Recipient, Director, Translator, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN2266, 809.204
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Sanford Brustein
The theatre of revolt; an approach to the modern drama by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
40 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,346 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 ( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,216 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 )
20 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third theatre by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The culture watch : essays on theatre and society, 1969-1974 by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters to a young actor : a universal guide to performance by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 872 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
Critical moments : reflection on theatre & society, 1973-1979 by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reimagining American theatre by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 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."
Revolution as theatre; notes on the new radical style by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who needs theatre : dramatic opinions by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 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 )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 592 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
The tainted muse : prejudice and presumption in Shakespeare and his time by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural calisthenics : writings on race, politics, and theatre by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 520 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."--BOOK JACKET
Chekhov: the major plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Book )
6 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ivanov - The sea gull - Uncle Vanya - The three sisters - The cherry orchard - Plays
The siege of the arts : collected writings, 1994-2001 by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected shorter plays by Eugene O'Neill ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 378 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
Albee in an hour by E. Teresa Choate ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After twenty-one-year-old EDWARD ALBEE flunked out of college, he came home drunk and packed his bags, intending to leave home forever. He never spoke to his father again; and he would be estranged from his mother for seventeen years. He headed for New York City's Greenwich Village where he began to synthesize the experiences of his childhood and more into drafts of plays tha would become 'The American Dream', 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', A Delicate Balance', 'Three Tall Women', and others."-- Back Cover
The cherry orchard by Robert Sanford Brustein ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six characters in search of an author by Luigi Pirandello ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pirandello's masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality, follows a group of characters who try to fashion their life stories into acceptable drama. The play's intricate structure permits an elaborate system of ideas to coexist with a striking theatricality. Robert Brustein's new and highly acclaimed rendering is accessible, contemporary, and speakable while retaining the flavor of the Italian original
Selected plays and prose by August Strindberg ( Book )
5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brustein, Robert
Brustein, Robert, 1927-
Brustein, Robert S. 1927-
Brustein, Robert Sanford.
Sanford Brustein, Robert 1927-
روبرت بروستاين، 1927-
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