Makers of Modern Theatre by Robert Leach
An Introduction

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Who were the giants of the twentieth-century stage, and exactly how did they influence modern theatre?


Robert Leach's Makers of Modern Theatre is the first detailed introduction to the work of the key theatre-makers who shaped the drama of the last century: Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud.


Leach focuses on the major issues which relate to their dominance of theatre history:


*What was significant in their life and times?
*What is their main legacy?
*What were their dramatic philosophies and practices?
*How have their ideas been adapted since their deaths?
*What are the current critical perspectives on their work?


Never before has so much essential information on the making of twentieth-century theatre been compiled in one brilliantly concise, beautifully illustrated book. This is a genuinely insightful volume by one of the foremost theatre historians of our age.

 

About Robert Leach

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Robert Leach teaches at the University of Westminster and at Central Saint Martins in London. He has worked as a designer and in journalism for i-D magazine and others. Shelley Fox is Donna Karan Professor of Fashion at Parsons in New York.
 
Published August 2, 2004 by Routledge. 239 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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