The Social Significance of Modern Drama
Emma GoldmanISBN: 9781596053182;
The Modern Drama, as all modern literature, mirrors the complex struggle of life... -Emma Goldman, in the Foreword With her reputation as a political radical, it is often forgotten that much of Emma Goldman's activism was rooted in the arts. As a member of The Progressive Stage Society, a founding force in the experimental theater movement, and through her work as a theatrical manager herself, she moved in quite artistic circles. And in these 1914 essays, adapted from a lecture series, she turned her passionate and philosophical eye on the stage, blending social commentary and theatrical criticism as she dissects: · Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People · August Strindberg's Miss Julie and Comrades · Edmond Rostand's Chantecler · George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession and Major Barbara · William Butler Yeats's Where There Is Nothing · Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard · Leonid Andreyev's King Hunger and others from Scandinavia, Germany,...