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Brater, Enoch

Works: 54 works in 251 publications in 1 language and 15,760 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Biography  Domestic drama  Handbooks and manuals  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Enoch Brater
Arthur Miller's America : theater & culture in a time of change( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on America's greatest living playwright that explore his longstanding commitment to forging a uniquely American theater Arthur Miller's America collects new writing by leading international critics and scholars that considers the dramatic world of icon, activist, and playwright Arthur Miller's theater as it reflects the changing moral equations of his time. Written on the occasion of Miller's 85th year, the original essays and interviews in Arthur Miller's America treat the breadth of Miller's work, including his early political writings for the campus newspaper at the University of Michigan, his famous work with John Huston, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on The Misfits, and his signature plays like Death of a Salesman and All My Sons. --Publisher
Arthur Miller's global theater( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How an American playwright is performed on stages around the world."--Jacket
Beyond minimalism : Beckett's late style in the theater by Enoch Brater( )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Minimalism explores Beckett's drama of the '70s and '80s, examining the ways in which play text and performance merge through the playwright's poetic idiom. Beginning with Not I and continuing through Catastrophe and What Where, Brater examines the plays not only as texts but also as theater pieces. Discussing the technical and aesthetic demands that productions like Footfalls and Rockaby make on actor, director, and spectator, Brater clarifies the essential relationship between Beckett's achievement in the context of the breakdown of genre, performance poetry, and the electronic intrusion of the recorded voice as a new theatrical convention. In the course of his analysis Brater demonstrates how Beckett's late style in the theater both continues and clarifies the dramatic lyricism that is the hallmark of earlier works such as Endgame and Waiting for Godot
The drama in the text : Beckett's late fiction by Enoch Brater( )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rich and perceptive study of some of the most haunting fiction written in the late twentieth century, Beckett critic Enoch Brater continues his investigation of the tension between text and script, silence and associational sound. Brater argues with great learning that Beckett's fiction, like his radio plays, demands to be read aloud, since much of the emotional meaning lodges in its tonality. Here the rhythm of Beckett's "labouring heart" finds its performative voice as the reader, now turned listener, collaborates in the creation of a musical composition that must elucidate the stillness of the universe. The Drama in the Text is a book about reciting and recounting, about how we know and what we know when we read a lyrical "text" crafted in prose but sounding like something else instead. Brater ranges across all of Beckett's work, quoting from it liberally, and makes connections mainly with other writers, but also with details drawn from the whole Western cultural heritage. The only book that deals thoroughly with Beckett's complete late fiction, Brater's study opens to a wide literary audience the difficult and elliptical nature of Beckett's mature prose style. For those readers who find Beckett's late fiction "impossible to follow let alone describe," this book will be an authoritative and persuasive guide, providing recognition, insight, and accessibility
Arthur Miller : a playwright's life and works by Enoch Brater( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arthur Miller is one of the most highly regarded and widely performed playwrights of our time. With his probing and perceptive dramas, he succeeded in charting the landscape of the American psyche to create classics of modern theater that have found enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Enoch Brater's concise literary biography - the first new study to appear since the playwright's death - gives the general reader a welcome introduction to this most political and moral of writers, whose keen social conscience and insights into human nature have made him a cornerstone of contemporary culture." "Professor Brater follows Miller's career from his prizewinning student days at the University of Michigan, through the landmark success of his 1949 drama, Death of a Salesman, to his doomed marriage to the actress Marilyn Monroe and beyond. Examining seminal works, including All My Sons, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge, as well as commenting on Miller's journalism, fiction, screenplays and acclaimed autobiography, Brater looks at how the writer achieved a fusion of political allegory, family drama, realism and expressionism, and themes of unrest and redemption to stunning - and often devastating - effect. Supported by a wide selection of personal and public photographs, this new study is an informed and timely study of Miller's life and works."--Jacket
The theatre : a concise history by Phyllis Hartnoll( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, above all the whole extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature---here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, worldwide in scope and ranging from the ancient origins of the theatre in the choral hymns sung around the altar of Dionysus to the fascinating variety of forms that it has taken in our own age
Beckett at 80/Beckett in context( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat opstellen over het werk van de Ierse toneelschrijver (geb. 1906), die merendeels eerder ter gelegenheid van zijn tachtigste verjaardag als voordracht aan de Universiteit van Michigan uitgesproken zijn
Feminine focus : the new women playwrights( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of sixteen essays by leading theater critics offers a fresh and exciting look at modern drama as it is being written by women today. Combining a variety of critical approaches, Brater situates the new women playwrights at the center of a continuing debate about what constitutes power, privilege, and current stage practice. His symposium examines the work of Caryl Churchill, Rochelle Owens, Ariane Mnouchkine, Marsha Norman, Simone Benmussa, Tina Howe, Sarah Daniels, Maria Irene Fornes, Pam Gems, and Ntozake Shange, as well as theater collectives of the 1970s and 1980's, to provide a diverse look at the tension between theoretical matters and questions of dramatic style, performance, and enactment. A mixture of historical, thematic, structural, psychoanalytic, and feminist readings, this collection sharpens our definition of what value and vision mean in contemporary theater
Ten ways of thinking about Samuel Beckett : the falsetto of reason by Enoch Brater( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett is acknowledged as one of the greatest playwrights and most innovative fiction writers of the twentieth century with an international appeal that bridges both general and more specialist readers. This collection of essays by renowned Beckett scholar Enoch Brater offers a delightfully original, playful and intriguing series of approaches to Beckett's drama, fiction and poetry. Beginning with a chapter entitled 'Things to Ponder While Waiting for Godot', each essay deftly illuminates aspects of Beckett's thinking and craft, making astute and often suprising discoveries along the way. In
Approaches to teaching Beckett's Waiting for Godot( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the absurd : essays on modern and postmodern drama by Enoch Brater( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original essays honoring Martin Esslin, author of a seminal book on the theater of the absurd
Theatre in the Expanded Field : Seven Approaches to Performance by Enoch Brater( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre in the Expanded Field is a fiercely original, bold and daring exploration of the fields of theatre and performance studies and the received narratives and histories that underpin them. Rich with interdisciplinary reference, international, eclectic and broad-ranging in its examples, it offers readers a compelling and provocative reassessment of the disciplines, one that spans pre-history to the present day. Sixty years ago, in 1962, Richard Southern wrote a remarkable book called The Seven Ages of the Theatre . It was unusual in its time for taking a trans-disciplinary, new-historical a
Why Beckett : with 122 illustrations by Enoch Brater( Book )

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

The theatrical gamut : notes for a post-Beckettian stage( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays in honor of American drama critic Ruby Cohn captures the rich mixture of discourses on the act of theater. The variety of approaches - from formalist to feminist, pays tribute to the centrality of Beckett in any evaluation of just what constitutes the "modern" in modern, contemporary, post-modern, and experimental drama
The essential Samuel Beckett : an illustrated biography by Enoch Brater( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text profile the life and works of Samuel Beckett, tracing his career from the early days in Ireland, to his years in France after World War II, and to his success in the rest of the world
A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller : All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, the Crucible, A View From the Bridge, Broken Glass by Toby Silverman Zinman( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller Provides the essential guide to Miller's most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on five of Miller's plays: All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A view from the Bridge and Broken Glass
Beat drama : playwrights and performances of the 'Howl' generation by Deborah R Geis( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works cited -- 4 Unfair Arguments with Existence: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's One- Acts and the Modes of Beat Drama Deborah R. Geis -- Works cited -- 5 William S. Burroughs and the Shooting of Joan Vollmer Burroughs as Performance William Nesbitt -- Works cited -- 6 The Stoop: Anne Waldman's Early Drama Lisa Chinn -- Works cited -- Part Two The 'Afro-Beats' -- 7 Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theatre: Black Power Politics, Avant-Garde Poetics Jimmy Fazzino -- Works cited -- 8 Sounding Across the City: Ted Joans's Bird Lives! As Jazz Performance Amor Kohli -- Works cited
Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Death of a Salesman' is Miller's tragic masterpiece about Willy Loman, the ageing travelling salesman haunted and driven by empty dreams of prosperity and success
Drama and digital arts cultures by David Cameron( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama and Digital Arts Cultures is a critical guide to the new forms of playful exploration, co-creativity, and improvised performance made possible by digital networked media. Drawing on examples from games, education, online media, technology-enabled performance and the creative industries, the book uses the elements of applied drama to frame our understanding of digital cultures. Exploring the connected real-world and virtual spaces where young people are making and sharing digital content, it draws attention to the fundamental applied drama conventions that infuse and activate this networked culture. Challenging descriptions of drama and digital technology as binary opposites, the book maps common principles and practice grounded in role, embodiment, performance, play, and identity that are being amplified and enhanced by the affordances of online media. Drama and Digital Arts Cultures draws together extensive original research including interviews with game designers, media producers, educators, artists and makers at the heart of these new digital cultures. Young people discuss their own creative practices and products, providing insight into a complex and evolving world being transformed by digital technologies. A practical guide to the field, it contains case studies and examples of the intersections of drama conventions and networked cultures drawn from the US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Singapore and Australia. Written for scholars, educators, students and 'makers' everywhere, Drama and Digital Arts Cultures provides a clear understanding of how young people are blending creativity and learning with the powerful and empowering conventions of drama to create new forms of multimodal and transmedia storytelling
The last Yankee by Arthur Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two men, one in his late-forties, the other twenty years older, meet in the waiting room of a New England state mental health facility only to discover that they have done business together in the past. Inside the facility, each of their wives recovers from a nervous breakdown. Leroy Hamilton, a descendent of founding father, Alexander Hamilton, has spent his life as a highly skilled carpenter. His wife, Patricia, the daughter of Swedish immigrants and herself the mother of seven children, cannot reconcile what she considers to be Hamilton's deliberate under-achievement with her own family's grasping attempts at assimilation and affluence. Purposefully foregoing her anti-depression medication for a number of weeks, Patricia has begun to display a new clarity of thought that promises to shatter irrevocably the status quo of her life with Hamilton. The older, more affluent couple, share an equally tense marriage despite their prosperity. Karen Frick, though, has gone farther down the path of no-recovery than even the more frequently hospitalized Patricia. As roommates, Karen and Patricia have been sharing stories about their husbands--and the final meeting between them all, demonstrates the price and rewards of even strained marriages."--
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Beyond minimalism : Beckett's late style in the theater
Arthur Miller's global theaterBeyond minimalism : Beckett's late style in the theaterThe drama in the text : Beckett's late fictionArthur Miller : a playwright's life and worksThe theatre : a concise historyTen ways of thinking about Samuel Beckett : the falsetto of reasonApproaches to teaching Beckett's Waiting for GodotThe essential Samuel Beckett : an illustrated biography
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