Biographical Plays About Famous Artists

Biographical Plays About Famous Artists

eBook - 2005
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Since the late 1970s, more than 200 biographical plays about famous artists (composers, fine artists, poets, actors etc.) were written and staged in the United Kingdom. The book analyses the range of these plays, arguing that the dramatists often place the main artist character(s) in an adverse situation, inward (e.g., mental illness) or outward (a personal enemy, or an anonymous power, such as war). Against the background of such adverse forces, the artist characters tend come across as flaw ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2005
ISBN: 9781443814621
Characteristics: 1 online resource (136 pages)


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