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Home on the Stage: Domestic Spaces in Modern Drama Nicholas Grene

Home on the Stage: Domestic Spaces in Modern Drama

Nicholas Grene

Published October 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9781107078093
Hardcover
250 pages
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As a serious drama set in an ordinary middle-class home, Ibsens A Dolls House established a new politics of the interior that was to have a lasting impact upon twentieth-century drama. In this innovative study, Nicholas Grene traces the changingMoreAs a serious drama set in an ordinary middle-class home, Ibsens A Dolls House established a new politics of the interior that was to have a lasting impact upon twentieth-century drama. In this innovative study, Nicholas Grene traces the changing forms of the home on the stage through nine of the greatest of modern plays and playwrights. From Chekhovs The Cherry Orchard through to Williamss A Streetcar Named Desire, domestic spaces and personal crises have been employed to express wider social conditions and themes of class, gender and family. In the later twentieth century and beyond, the most radically experimental dramatists created their own challenging theatrical interiors, including Beckett in Endgame, Pinter in The Homecoming and Parks in Topdog/Underdog. Grene analyses the full significance of these versions of domestic spaces to offer fresh insights into the portrayal of the naturalistic environment in modern drama.