Modernism in European Drama
  • Author : Frederick J. Marker
  • Release Date : 01 January 1998
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 13 : 0802082068

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Book excerpt: This collection of essays, originally published over the last forty years in the journal Modern Drama, explores the drama of four of the most influential European proponents of modernism in the European Drama: Ibsen, Strandberg, Pirandello and Beckett.

Modernism in European Drama

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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