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Whitaker, Thomas R.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 118 publications in 3 languages and 7,621 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3545.I544, 822
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Most widely held works by Thomas R Whitaker
William Carlos Williams by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of William Carlos Williams
Twentieth century interpretations of The playboy of the Western World, a collection of critical essays by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swan and shadow; Yeats's dialogue with history by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields of play in modern drama by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting from the assumption that all theater is at least implicitly participatory, Professor Whitaker approaches thirteen plays, from Ibsen's Rosmersholm to Beckett's Endgame and Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He asks the reader to commit himself to a variety of points of view-those of witnesses, actors, directors, and characters-as a series of ""critical fictions"" lead him toward the experience of each play in performance. The author supplies detailed readings of the plays in various modes. The styles of the chapters vary according to the issues dominant in the plays d
Tom Stoppard by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres of levity - Anxious stylists - Playing our absence - Logics of the absurd - Ethics and the moon - The prism of travesty - Language, lunacy and light
Mirrors of our playing : paradigms and presences in modern drama by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, theater has maintained a central role in the development and preservation of artistic, social, and political themes in society. Yet in recent decades, theater has taken an increasingly marginal role. In this book, Thomas R. Whitaker examines the reasons for the marginalization of this important and influential art form, considering not only histories of various dramatic forms, but also the individual histories of various playwrights and their times." "The whole of Mirrors of Our Playing is founded on the understanding that a play is a manifold mirror of the "playing" that is our lives; therefore, the play is shaped by a complex interaction between the paradigms that make up our view of the world and the reflection of these paradigms in the "mirror" that is the play." "Focusing on both script and performance, this book takes a fresh look at modern English-speaking drama, from its Anglo-Irish beginnings to its contemporary cross-fertilizations and international dispersals. It shows how our most important theater has been shaped in accord with several major paradigms, and it examines four notable presences in that theater - Lord Byron, Samuel Beckett, Wole Soyinka, and Peter Brook."--Jacket
The playboy of the western world : a collection of critical essays by J. M Synge( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some experiments on model piled foundations in clay by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iowa review( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

TOM STOPPARD 675574 by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Voices in a desolate place by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wham, bam, thank you Sam: Beckettova prisutnost by Thomas R Whitaker( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Croatian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seduction; or, Wealth, virtue, and vice: a poem by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Logics of the absurd by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In The Real Inspector Hound, Stoppard is concerned with revealing the logic of an absurd situation. In parodying a formulaic murder mystery, he comments on its techniques and theatrical context. (SLNSW Infocus item 1954)
Drinkers and history : Rabelais, Balzac, and Joyce by Thomas R Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reason: a philosophical essay with historical illustrations : (Comte and Mill, Schopenhauer, Vico, Spinoza) by Thomas Whittaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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William Carlos Williams
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Whitaker, Thomas.

Whitaker, Thomas 1925-

Whitaker, Thomas R.

Whitaker, Thomas R. (Thomas Russell)

Whitaker, Thomas Russell

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Fields of play in modern dramaMirrors of our playing : paradigms and presences in modern drama