© 1988

New Tragedy and Comedy in France 1945–70


Part of the The Humanities Research Centre/Macmillan Series book series (HRC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peter Norrish
    Pages 1-14
  3. Peter Norrish
    Pages 47-60
  4. Peter Norrish
    Pages 61-75
  5. Peter Norrish
    Pages 76-90
  6. Peter Norrish
    Pages 107-123
  7. Peter Norrish
    Pages 124-137
  8. Peter Norrish
    Pages 138-143
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 144-156

About this book


This is a study about the reshaping of tragedy and comedy in serious French drama in the quarter century following World War II. It offers an introduction to the most important plays of the period, which include those of Sartre, Arrabal, Beckett, Ionesco, Camus, Montherlant, Adamov and Genet.


comedy death drama France French French drama Jean-Paul Sartre morality oral discourse philosophy play Samuel Beckett satire tragedy World War II

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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