Twentieth-Century European Drama

  • Brian Docherty

Part of the Insights book series (ISI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roger Howard
    Pages 42-62
  3. Lance St John Butler
    Pages 63-77
  4. Bettina L. Knapp
    Pages 78-91
  5. Michael J. Hayes
    Pages 92-108
  6. Alba Amoia
    Pages 109-123
  7. Claude Schumacher
    Pages 124-145
  8. Gary Day
    Pages 146-161
  9. Graham Holderness
    Pages 162-171
  10. Peter Majer
    Pages 172-182
  11. Anna-Marie Taylor
    Pages 183-202
  12. Angela Montgomery
    Pages 203-220
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 221-228

About this book


This volume offers critical and theoretical perspectives on some of the major figures in European drama in the twentieth century. There are thirteen essays covering Luigi Pirandello, Bertolt Brecht, Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Samuel Beckett, Antonin Artaud, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Anouilh, Fernando Arrabal, Jean Genet, Peter Weiss, Vaclav Havel, comtemporary German theatre, and Dario Fo and Franca Rame. These specially commissioned essays combine contemporary theory with a discussion of the dramatic work of the playwrights who created modern drama in Europe.


Bertolt Brecht Brecht drama Europe Samuel Beckett time

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Docherty
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck College Centre for Extra-Mural StudiesLondonUK

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