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Dramatic Considerations

Essays in Criticism, 1977-1987


Bert Cardullo

Dramatic Considerations consists of essays on A Streetcar Named Desire, Ghosts, Of Mice and Men, A Man's a Man, Fanshen, Riders to the Sea, The Hostage, Romeo and Juliet, The Ghost Sonata, Engaged, Candida, and The Homecoming. The author's focus is on dramatic analysis that ultimately can benefit directors and designers. His analysis of character, action, language, and setting can be translated into concepts for theatrical production. Most of the plays considered here are regularly produced, and it is the goal of this book to make some contribution to their future staging.
Contents: This book is a collection of essays on twelve notable plays from England, Ireland, America, Norway, Sweden, and Germany. These essays are written from the perspective of someone who regularly works in the theater as a dramaturg, and who has brought his knowledge of production to bear on the analysis of selected dramatic texts.