With typical critical flair, Raymond Williams examines the development of the dramatic form from Henrik Ibsen to Bertolt Brecht. Taking an expansive view of drama from around the world, he offers the reader profound insights into the role of theatre in society and into the workings of dramatic language. This is seminal reading for theatre-goers and literature students alike.
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"His complex character, indeed his whole life, was held together by two qualities - scholarship and political conviction - which made him a major influence on three decades of political thought" (Independent)
"He was the foremost political thinker of his generation in Britain who in his most formidable books, Culture And Society, The Long Revolution and The Country and the City, redrew the map of our cultural history, and elsewhere made heroic interventions in the main political debates of his time" (Guardian)
"For those who read English in the '60s, it was common to revere Williams as both a rock of integrity and a pathfinder for new ways of seeing culture, communication, class and democracy" (Independent)
"He shows us the language and imagery, the beliefs and developed ideas, the hidden assumptions and class biases, and the 'structures of feeling' of literally hundreds of writers, major and minor, poets and pamphleteers, geniuses and hacks. . . . His erudition is immense" (Marshall Berman)
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140214925
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140214925
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140214925