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Theatre in the Modern World

Synopsis
Not long after the start of the 20th century, playwrights, influenced by the horrors of war, began to experiment with theatre in a way which depicted many of the long held historical, social and cultural beliefs and practices as meaningless and chaotic. Incorporating interviews with influential directors Bijan Sheibani, Steven Berkoff and other key figures, this film traces the evolution of modern theatre from its existentialist roots through Absurdism to Realism via the works of Ionesco, Beckett, Pinter and even the writers of Coronation Street.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); existentialism; Ionesco, Eugene (1912-1994); Pinter, Harold; theatre; dramatists

Online availability

URI
http://www.classroomvideo.co.uk/Product.aspx?id=4774
Price
£115.70
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Bijan Sheibani; Steven Berkoff

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
22 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
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