Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for

Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for Godot; The Visit; Tango; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Balcony; Rhinoceros; et al This comprehensive volume contains nine of the most important, most indispensable plays of the modern theatre What Harold Clurman has done in this seminal collection is to create for us a portrait of the progress and turmoil of the twentieth century Ranging from the eerie realism of Pinter s sinister Birthday Party, to the absurd literalism of Ionesco s conformist city in Rhinoceros, to the baroque fantasy world of Genet s brothel in The Balcony, to the tragic hilarity of Stoppard s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, these nine plays, each entirely distinct, together form an incisive, compelling, and sometimes heartbreaking mosaic of our time


About the Author: Harold Clurman

Harold Edgar Clurman was an American theatre director and drama critic, one of the most influential in the United States He was most notable as one of the three founders of New York City s Group Theatre.



10 thoughts on “Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for Godot; The Visit; Tango; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Balcony; Rhinoceros; et al

  1. says:

    The only plays I have read out of this collection are Waiting for Godot , The Caucasian Chalk Circle , The Birthday Party , and Rhinoceros I have already reviewed Waiting for Godot , The Caucasian Chalk Circle , and The Birthday Party separately


  2. says:

    If I were to choose my top ten favorite books, this would definitely be on the list It is a seminal collection of works by Brecht, Beckett, Durrenmatt, Genet, Pinter, Ionesco, Stoppard, Mamet, and Mrozek, illustrating the depth and breadth of post World


  3. says:

    I scored The Birthday Party AND The Balcony for dirt cheap 50 cents Looking forward to reading the other seven plays.


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