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Andre Antoine Jean Chothia

Andre Antoine

Jean Chothia

Published February 22nd 1991
ISBN : 9780521252195
Hardcover
230 pages
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Andre Antoine, founder of the Theatre Libre in 1887, was one of the initiators of the modern theatre. This, the first full-length study of Antoines work in English for more than sixty years, is notable for its attention to the variousness ofMoreAndre Antoine, founder of the Theatre Libre in 1887, was one of the initiators of the modern theatre. This, the first full-length study of Antoines work in English for more than sixty years, is notable for its attention to the variousness of Antoines remarkable career. It explores the power and some of the inherent contradictions of Antoines stage realism, his creation of a repertory theatre noted for its ensemble playing, and his innovatory work in directing Shakespeare and the French classics. In the final section, Antoines encounters, c.1918, with the new medium of film are discussed. The book will be of interest to students and teachers of drama, theatre history, film studies, and literature and to the general reader. It includes a chronology of Antoines productions and theatre career and is generously illustrated with drawings and photographs.