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Naturalism in Theatre

Its Development and Legacy

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An accessible survey of the development of naturalism and its effects on modern-day theatre. Taking into account the philosophical, scientific and aesthetic ideas that constituted the movement during the nineteenth and early...

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An accessible survey of the development of naturalism and its effects on modern-day theatre. Taking into account the philosophical, scientific and aesthetic ideas that constituted the movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the book examines why naturalism is still a dominant mode of performance in theatre.

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Makes a traditionally tricky subject accessible with a clear writing style, extracts from primary sources, visual material, activities, practitioner profiles and discussion topics

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Timeline
PART I: INTRODUCING NATURALISM Initial Definitions
Manifestos
PART II: NATURALISM IN ITS CONTEXT The European Scene
The Search for Truth
PART III: PLAYS, PLAYERS AND PLAYHOUSES Meiningen – A prelude to Naturalism
André Antoine and The Théâtre Libre
Otto Brahm and the Freie Bühne
Moscow Art Theatre
PART IV: THE LEGACY The Immediate Legacy
The Royal Court Again
Verbatim Theatre
Bibliography
Index.
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Kenneth Pickering is founder/director of the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education in London and is Honorary Professor of Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. He was also Professor of Theatre and Visiting Scholar in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Washington State, USA. Kenneth is the author of Studying Modern Drama and Theatre Studies. 

Jayne Thompson is Lecturer in the Drama and Theatre Studies department at the University of Kent, UK where she is also the Subject Specialist in Drama. Her teaching is focused on Naturalism, site-specific performance, contemporary performance practice and applied theatre, she is particularly interested in the untrained body in...

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Kenneth Pickering is founder/director of the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education in London and is Honorary Professor of Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. He was also Professor of Theatre and Visiting Scholar in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Washington State, USA. Kenneth is the author of Studying Modern Drama and Theatre Studies. 

Jayne Thompson is Lecturer in the Drama and Theatre Studies department at the University of Kent, UK where she is also the Subject Specialist in Drama. Her teaching is focused on Naturalism, site-specific performance, contemporary performance practice and applied theatre, she is particularly interested in the untrained body in performance. Jayne is also a Director of Scratch Arts (community based contemporary performance company).

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