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Brater, Enoch

Works: 50 works in 238 publications in 1 language and 15,553 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Drama  Domestic drama  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Enoch Brater
Arthur Miller : a playwright's life and works by Enoch Brater( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 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."
The theatre : a concise history by Phyllis Hartnoll( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting, direction, stagecraft, theatre architecture and design, the extraordinary evolution of dramatic literature here is an all-embracing and richly illustrated history, global 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. For this fourth edition, Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Professor of Dramatic Literature at the University of Michigan and a specialist on modern and contemporary drama, has revised and extended his final chapter to update the discussion. He surveys performance art, political theatre, new genres, live broadcasts and extravagant spectacles, showcasing the constant and dynamic evolution of stage performance, from classics reinvented to groundbreaking new work
Beckett at 80/Beckett in context( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 793 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
Arthur Miller's America : theater & culture in a time of change( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 783 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
Beyond minimalism : Beckett's late style in the theater by Enoch Brater( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 777 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
Feminine focus : the new women playwrights( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to teaching Beckett's Waiting for Godot( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original essays honoring Martin Esslin, author of a seminal book on the theater of the absurd
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

Arthur Miller's global theater( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How an American playwright is performed on stages around the world."--Jacket
The theatrical gamut : notes for a post-Beckettian stage( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 404 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 drama in the text : Beckett's late fiction by Enoch Brater( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 396 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
The essential Samuel Beckett : an illustrated biography by Enoch Brater( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Som forfatteren skriver i denne biografien, er det noe nesten legendarisk over Samuel Beckett. Spesielt er det er mytisk skjær over Beckett og kretsen rundt ham fra årene etter andre verdenskrig, da han bodde i Paris og blant annet skrev et av verdens mest kjente og analyserte teaterstykker, "Waiting for Godot". Vi får følge Becketts vei fra oppvekst i Dublin, til studetid som aktiv i en krets av surralister, til krigstjeneste for Røde kors i Frankrike, mot tildelingen av Nobels litteraturpris i 1969, og til alderdom som en av verdens mest anerkjente forfattere. Spesielt er han blitt kjent for sin underfundige og absurdistiske måte å framstille allmennmenneskelige spørsmål på. Denne biografien ble første gang utgitt i 1989 (i forbindelse med Becketts død) og kommer nå for første gang i heftet utgave. Forfatteren er professor i engelsk og teatervitenskap ved University of Michigan, og kjent som Beckett-ekspert. Har bibliografi og register. Ill., port
Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 126 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
Beat drama : playwrights and performances of the 'Howl' generation by Deborah R Geis( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers and acolytes of the Beat Generation tend to be familiar with the prose and poetry of the seminal writers of this period: Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane di Prima, and many others. Yet all of these authors, as well as other less well-known Beat figures, also wrote plays - and these, together with their countercultural approaches to what could or should happen in the theatre - shaped the dramatic experiments of the playwrights who came after them, from Rochelle Owens to Sam Shepard, to the many vanguard performance artists of the seventies. This volume, the first of its kind, gathers essays about the exciting dramatic work of the Beat Generation, ranging from its well-known representatives such as Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs, to the 'Afro-Beats' - LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Bob Kaufman, and others. It offers original studies of the women Beats - di Prima, Bunny Lang - as well as groups like the Living Theater who in this era first challenged the literal and physical boundaries of the performance space itself
Ten ways of thinking about Samuel Beckett : the falsetto of reason by Enoch Brater( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 113 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
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 112 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
Drama and digital arts cultures by David Cameron( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 38 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
Adaptation in contemporary theatre : performing literature by Frances Babbage( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind of another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage sets out a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature ad material for new theatrical performance."--
Theatre in the Expanded Field : Seven Approaches to Performance by Enoch Brater( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 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
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Arthur Miller : a playwright's life and works
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The theatre : a concise historyArthur Miller's America : theater & culture in a time of changeBeyond minimalism : Beckett's late style in the theaterApproaches to teaching Beckett's Waiting for GodotArthur Miller's global theaterThe drama in the text : Beckett's late fictionThe essential Samuel Beckett : an illustrated biographyDeath of a salesmanTen ways of thinking about Samuel Beckett : the falsetto of reason