Jürgen Kamm, ed., Twentieth-Century Theatre and Drama in English: Festschrift for Heinz Kosok on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier 1999)

CONTENTS: Part I: ‘BRITAIN’ - RICHARD ALLEN CAVE (London), ‘Twentieth Century English Theatre and Drama’; Patrick Bridgwater (Congleton), ‘Oscar Wilde and Germany: Germany and Oscar Wilde’; STANLEY WEINTRAUB (University Park Pennsylvania), ‘Bernard Shaw: The Dramatic Achievements’; WOLFGANG G. MOLLER (Jena), ‘George Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare: An Intertextual Analysis of Caesar and Cleopatra’; MARIA ZETTNER (Wuppertal), ‘Man of the Stage and of the Study - Harley Granville’; Barker and the Shaping of Modern British Theatre’; GERHARD STILZ (Tubingen), ‘English Naturalism in the Province: The ‘Politics’ of the’; ‘Manchester School’ and Stanley Houghton’s Hindle Wakes’; MANFRED MALZAHN (Al-Ain), ‘Impressive Sights: The Making of J. M. Barrie’; WILLI ERZCRABER (Freiburg), ‘Society, Religion, and Myth in T. S. Eliot’s Cocktail Party’; GONTHER BLAICHER (Eichstatt), ‘Mortification, De-Mortification, and the Assimilation of Death in Christopher Fry’s Comic Theory and Practice’; JURGEN KAMM (Passau), ‘Mastering Manners: The Early Comedies of Noel Coward’; MICHAEL KRIEG (Passau), ‘The Desintegration of Idealism in Arnold Wesker’s Their Very Own and Golden City’; HOLGER KLEIN (Salzburg), ‘Joe Orton as Dramatic Craftsman’; ANNETTE PANKRATZ (Passau), ‘Roles and Role-Playing in the Plays of Caryl Churchill’; CLAUDIA KRESS (Wuppertal), ‘Alan Ayckbourn and His Obligation to Entertain and to Enlighten’; ULRICH BROICH (Munich), ‘British Drama in the 1990s and David Hare’s Skylight’; ELMAR SCHENKEL (Leipzig): ‘The Attraction that Newton Left Out’: Science in Contemporary British Drama; RUDOLF BOHM (Kiel), ‘Shakespeare ‘Reformed and Made Fit’: Tom Stoppard’; HANS ULRICH SEEBER (Stuttgart), ‘The Invention of Love: Stoppard’s Dramatic Elegy for A. E. Housman’.

Part II: ‘IRELAND’ - CHRISTOPHER MURRAY (Dublin), ‘Irish Drama since the Seventeenth Century’; ANDREW PARKIN (Hong Kong), ‘Yeats’s Dance Plays and Transcultural Theatre’; HIROSHI SUZUKI (Tokyo), ‘The Cultural Interaction of Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well and Japanese Theatre’; TOSHI FUROMOTO (Kobe), ‘Paycock and the Lumpen Proletariat’; BERNICE SCHRANK (St. John’s, Newfoundland), ‘Which Side Are You On?’: Communist Workers, Fascist Dupes, and Labour Fakers in Sean O’Casey’s The Star Turns Red’; CHRISTOPH BODE (Bamberg), ‘Dies zeigt sich’: A Wittgensteinian Reading of Samuel Beckett’s Dramatic Art’; RICHARD WALL (Calgary): A Selective Dialect Glossary for Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama; MUNIRA MUTRAN (Sao Paulo), ‘Confluence of Multiple Points of View: Three Plays for Ireland by Stewart Parker’; CSILLA BERTHA (Debrecen), ‘”A Haunted Group of Plays”: The Drama of Sebastian Barry’; WERNER HUBER (Paderborn), ‘The Plays of Martin McDonagh’; RUTH NIEL (Wuppertal), ‘New Voices in Irish Drama’; RODIGER IMHOF (Wuppertal), ‘The Past in Contemporary Irish Drama’.

Part III: ‘USA’ - DIETER SCHULZ (Heidelberg), ‘American Drama: The Histrionic Self’; JÜRGEN C. WOLTER (Wuppertal), ‘Eugene O’Neill: The Plays in Context’; UWE BOKER (Dresden), ‘American One-Act Plays, 1910-1930’; PAUL GOETSCH (Freiburg), ‘The Anwncan Dream in the Plays of Williams, Miller and Albee’; HANS WEBER (Wuppertal), ‘”We invent ourselves” - Self-concepts in Arthur Miller’s The Price and The Last Yankee’; CAROLINE COSTELLO (Wuppertal): The Search for Ethnic and Female Identity in Contemporary Plays by African-American Women’; DONALD E. MORSE (Oakland), ‘Not the Nelsons: The Family Plays of Sam Shephard’; JOCHEN ACHILLES (Mgunz), ‘The Blues as Metaphor amd Theme: African-American Identity in August Wilson’s Plays’; HANS ULRICH MOHR (Dresden), ‘Mamet and Constructivism’

Part IV: ‘Drama in English Outside Britain and the USA: Canada, Australia and New Zealand’ - ALBERT REINER GLAAP (Dusseldorf), ‘The Evolution of English-Canadian Drama in the 20th’ Century’; ANKE KARRASCH (Wuppertal), ‘A Stage Experiment: Herman Voaden’s Concept of Symphonic Expressionism. National Theatre and Drama in Canada; NORBERT SCHAFFELD (Leipzig), ‘Coming to Terms with a Colonial Past: The Search for Historical’; Individuality in Contemporary Australian and Canadian Drama’; PETER STUMMER (Munich), ‘David Williamson: Zeitgeist-Reflector on the Australian Stage’; WOLFGANG ZACH (Innsbruck), ‘Aboriginal Australian Theatre: The Plays of Jack Davies’; JOSEPH SWANN (Wuppertal), ‘Inequalities: Vincent O’Sullivan’s New Zealand Drama’.

Price, hbk ISBN 3-88476-334-2 (DM 109,50); pbk ISBN 3-88476-333-4 (DM 89.50). Order from WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Postfach 4005, 54230 Trier; tel. (0651) 41503, Fax: (0651) 41504.


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