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John Gassner (1903–1967)

Autor(a) de Medieval and Tudor drama

78+ Works 1,573 Membros 7 Reviews

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Obras de John Gassner

Medieval and Tudor drama (1963) — Editor — 308 cópias
Twenty Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre (1939) — Editor — 74 cópias
Four Great Elizabethan Plays (1960) — Editor — 73 cópias
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Editor — 69 cópias
The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (1969) — Editor — 63 cópias
Elizabethan Drama: Eight Plays (1702) — Editor — 48 cópias
English Comedies (1935) — Editor — 45 cópias
Best American Plays: Fifth Series, 1957-1963 (1952) — Editor — 43 cópias
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Editor — 43 cópias
A Treasury of the Theatre. (1951) 42 cópias
Masters of the Drama (1954) 37 cópias
A Treasury of the Theatre [3 volume set] (1935) — Editor — 34 cópias
15 International One-Act Plays (1969) — Editor — 32 cópias
O'Neill: A Collection of Critical Essays (1964) — Editor; Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Twenty best European plays on the American stage (1957) — Editor — 28 cópias
Best American Plays: 6th Series, 1963-1967 (1971) — Editor — 19 cópias
Our heritage of world literature (1942) — Editor — 18 cópias
Treasury of the Theatre: From Ibsen to Sartre (1951) — Editor — 17 cópias
20 Best Film Plays (1943) — Editor — 16 cópias
Producing the Play (1941) 16 cópias
Introducing The Drama (1963) 10 cópias
The nature of art (1964) 10 cópias
Eugene O'Neill (1965) 8 cópias
Great film plays 4 cópias
Best Film Plays - 1945 (1945) — Editor — 4 cópias
Four New Yale Playwrights (1965) 3 cópias
Mestres do teatro II (1996) 2 cópias
The Yale School of Drama 1 exemplar(es)
Best film plays, 1943-44 (1977) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Roman Drama 1 exemplar(es)
Tragedy, History and Romance (1968) 1 exemplar(es)
A TREASURY OF THE THEATRE VOL I AND II (1951) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Ideas in Drama (1964) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Poetics (0350) — Introdução, algumas edições5,068 cópias
Death of a Salesman [critical edition] (1967) — Contribuinte — 1,258 cópias
A Doll's House / Ghosts / An Enemy of the People / The Wild Duck (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições998 cópias
Greek Drama (Bantam Classics) (0405) — Preface, algumas edições487 cópias
The Hopkins Manuscript (1939) — Introdução, algumas edições297 cópias
Nobel Prize Library: Faulkner, O'Neill, Steinbeck (1971) — Contribuinte, algumas edições185 cópias
An Enemy of the People / The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler (1881) — Introdução, algumas edições161 cópias
Anton Chekhov's Plays [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1977) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder Volume I (1997) — Contribuinte, algumas edições60 cópias
Selected plays of Sean O'Casey (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições56 cópias
Great Spanish Plays (1962) — Introdução — 50 cópias
Comedies of Molière (1941) — Editor — 45 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Introdução — 33 cópias
19th Century Russian Drama (1963) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Five Plays By Gerhart Hauptmann (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições21 cópias
Five plays of the South (1963) — Introdução — 13 cópias
Hedda Gabler / Peer Gynt / The Master Builder / Little Eyolf (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições11 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 4 — Introdução — 4 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 2 (1969) — Introdução — 3 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 1 — Introdução — 2 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 3 — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



laplantelibrary | 1 outra resenha | Nov 13, 2022 |
laplantelibrary | 1 outra resenha | Mar 23, 2022 |
A marvelous collection of plays from my college years that essentially provided my theatre education. A great variety of playwrights and styles are here, and a huge number of classics: Ibsen, Shaw, Strindberg, Chekhov, Artaud, Jarry, Brecht, Wilde, Yeats, Synge, Anouilh, Giraudoux. O'Neill, Odets, Pinter, Osborne, Miller, Williams. It was published in 1970, revised from editions dating back to 1935, so commits a great sin of omission. The only black playwright--LeRoi Jones, shortly after known as Amiri Baraka. The only woman? Hellman. That's why 4 stars and not 5. This appears to be the last edition of this work. Too bad! What would be included in 2018?… (mais)
deckla | Jan 13, 2019 |
These English comedies are from the period following the restoration of the monarchy up to 1777, a period that is not that often anthologized or performed. Most of these would be difficult to pull off on a modern stage, due not only to length but to the density of the plots, and the fact that they are not funny enough to play as comedies in the 21st century (perhaps they were funny at the time. Humor often doesn't date well). Still, they are interesting as a slice of theatre history, which I think anyone who wishes to be actor, director, or playwright should immerse themselves in for at least a small slice of their time. Understanding where we came from is crucial to understanding why so many things are done the way they are now, and in addition, these plays can help an early playwright see how cringe-inducing it can be to have pages upon pages of expositionary speeches telling the backstory to people who already know it, so the audience can follow. Subtlety was not one of the dramatic virtues in this period. Still, it was fun to read, even though the misogyny of the period is on full display in many of these works.… (mais)
Devil_llama | 1 outra resenha | Oct 6, 2017 |


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