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Johnston, Brian 1932-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 4,755 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Television programs  Melodrama  Music  History  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PT8854, 839.8226
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Most widely held works about Brian Johnston
 
Most widely held works by Brian Johnston
To the third empire : Ibsen's early drama by Brian Johnston( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains production-tested translations of four plays by ninteenth-century Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen, including "A Doll House," "Ghosts," "An Enemy of the People," and "Hedda Gabler."
Ibsen's selected plays : authoritative texts of Peer Gynt, A doll house, the wild duck, Hedda Gabler, the master builder : backgrounds, criticism by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five plays spanning Ibsen's career, with general introductions, explanatory annotations, criticism, and selections from his correspondence and other writings
The Ibsen cycle; the design of the plays from Pillars of society to When we dead awaken by Brian Johnston( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and supertext in Ibsen's drama by Brian Johnston( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Johnston's approach to Ibsen, now well known, is unlike any other. Johnston sees Ibsen's twelve realist plays as a single cyclical work, the "realist" method of which hides a much larger poetic intention than has previously been suspected. He believes that the cycle constitutes one of the major works of the European imagination, comparable in scale to Goethe or Dante. And he has shown Ibsen to be the heir to Romantic and Hegelian art and thought, adapting this heritage to the circumstances of his own day. This work demonstrates how the language and scene, characters and "props," of the Ibsen dramas establish a bold and far-reaching theatrical goal: nothing less than an account of our biological and cultural identity in its multilayered totality. Johnston argues that Ibsen's realist text, while stimulating the appearance of nineteenth-century life, also objectively and precisely builds up an alternative image in which archetypal figures and situations from our cultural past repossess the realist stage. Thus he sees the Ibsen "strategy" in his realist plays as twofold: (1) the dialectical subversion of the nineteenth-century reality presented in the plays, and (2) the forced recovery of the archetypal from the past, in a procedure similar to James Joyce's in Ulysses. By "supertext" Johnston means a reservoir of cultural reference upon which Ibsen continuously drew in his realist work just as in is earlier poetic and historical dramas
Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ibsen cycle : the design of the plays from Pillars of society to When we dead awaken by Brian Johnston( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor and Galilean : a world historical drama, 1873 by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen in an hour by Rick Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1850, Henrik Ibsen arrived in Christiania (now Oslo), hoping to begin his university education. Yet something else lay in store for the twenty-two-year-old. Failing his exams in Greek and Arithmetic, he soon moved to Bergen to become "dramatic author" at the new Norwegian theatre there. The rebellious young Ibsen was unsatisfied with the conventional "well-made plays" of his time --- calling them "daily abortions." Instead of conforming to that standard, Ibsen began forging his own plays that launched nineteenth-century drama into the modern world. Setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Ibsen and the plays he wrote. Read Ibsen in an Hour and experience his plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!
Physics for GCSE by Brian Johnston( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four major plays by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House, Ghosts, Hedda Gabler and the Master Builder
Ibsen : four major plays by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes confrontations with family guilt, social hypocrisy, conventional morality, and material ethics in this collection of four plays--A Doll House, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder--that capture the author's brilliant contributions to the theater
Practical assessment in science : physics by Brian Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday nite jamboree on CBC Newfoundland : two classic radio shows hosted by Harry Brown( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen, volume 1 : four major plays by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ibsen : four major plays by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ibsen's selected plays : authoritative texts of Peer Gynt, A doll house, the wild duck, Hedda Gabler, the master builder : backgrounds, criticism by Henrik Ibsen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henrik Ibsen ascended to the first ranks of European writers in the late nineteenth century and has remained there ever since. A pioneer of realism, he explores in his plays the existential alienation within the modern human condition. This Norton Critical Edition includes five major plays spanning Ibsen's long career: the boldly imaginative verse drama Peer Gynt (in translation published for the first time in this volume), The Wild Duck, The Master Builder, A Doll House, and Hedda Gabler. The texts are accompanied by Brian Johnston's general introduction and explanatory annotations. "Backgrounds" provides readers with an understanding of Ibsen's creative process through selections from his correspondence and other writings. Twenty-seven documents have been collected and arranged by play, with a section of autobiographical pieces at the end. Ibsen's plays continue to provoke diverse and ongoing commentary. From the wealth of work available, Brian Johnston has judiciously chosen nineteen of the most important critical responses. Contributors include, among others, W.H. Auden, Bernard Shaw, Henry James, Rolf Fjelde, Sandra Saari, E.M. Forster, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hugh Kenner, and Jennette Lee. A Chronology of Ibsen's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included.-Back cover
An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Live performance by the Shakespeare Theatre Co. of an English version of the play Folkefiende by Henrik Ibsen
Ibsen : four major plays, vol. II by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The foremost dramatist of his age, Ibsen changed theatre forever with his realistic dialogue and depiction of contemporary social problems. Here are four of his greatest works: Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Lady From the Sea, and John Gabriel Borkman
 
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Alternative Names
Brian Johnston British literary researcher

Brian Johnston Brits literatuurcriticus (1932-2013)

Brian Johnston critico letterario britannico

Брайан Джонстон

برایان جانستون

Languages
English (76)

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Ibsen's selected plays : authoritative texts of Peer Gynt, A doll house, the wild duck, Hedda Gabler, the master builder : backgrounds, criticismIbsenThe Ibsen cycle : the design of the plays from Pillars of society to When we dead awakenEmperor and Galilean : a world historical drama, 1873Ibsen in an hourPhysics for GCSEFour major playsIbsen : four major plays