Essays in Criticism, 1977-1987
Year of Publication: 1991
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1991. 172 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-1586-4 hardback (Hardcover)
Weight: 0.420 kg, 0.926 lbs
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Dramatic Considerations consists of essays on A Streetcar Named Desire, Ghosts, Of Mice and Men, A Man's a Man, Fanshen, Riders to the Sea, The Hostage, Romeo and Juliet, The Ghost Sonata, Engaged, Candida, and The Homecoming. The author's focus is on dramatic analysis that ultimately can benefit directors and designers. His analysis of character, action, language, and setting can be translated into concepts for theatrical production. Most of the plays considered here are regularly produced, and it is the goal of this book to make some contribution to their future staging.
Contents: This book is a collection of essays on twelve notable plays from England, Ireland, America, Norway, Sweden, and Germany. These essays are written from the perspective of someone who regularly works in the theater as a dramaturg, and who has brought his knowledge of production to bear on the analysis of selected dramatic texts.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Author: After receiving his B.A. from the University of Florida and his M.A. from Tulane, Bert Cardullo graduated from the Yale School of Drama with a Doctor of Fine Arts degree in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism. He has published three other books: one as author, Indelible Images: New Perspectives on Classic Films,, and two as editor, Before His Eyes: Essays in Honor of Stanley Kauffmann and The Film Criticism of Vernon Young. Mr. Cardullo has published widely on both film and drama in addition to having worked as a dramaturg on theatrical productions at Yale, Cornell, Tulane, and Florida State. He has taught at Louisiana State University and Wesleyan, and is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he serves in both the graduate and the undergraduate programs.
«Bert Cardullo is an astute critic of the drama. These essays are of a very high order of scholarship and original perception - a rarer combination than we sometimes think.» (Richard Gilman)
«I am quite impressed with the lucidity of Bert Cardullo's arguments and the insights he offers on several plays about which I thought nothing terribly new could be said.» (Andrew Parkin)
«Bert Cardullo's essays on Shaw and Gilbert and contemporary dramatists show the development of a critic already valuable and potentially important.» (Stanley Kauffmann)
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