New Book: Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

From Kirsten Shepherd-Barr:

I have just published the following book and hope it will be of interest to members.

Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

“Shepherd-Barr is the perfect person to write a book on theater and evolution, a long-overdue topic.” – Martin Puchner, Harvard University

“This is a distinctive and significant contribution and a work of high-quality intellectual engagement. The scholarship is substantial, and the writing is so lucid and well paced that the book is a pleasure to read.” – Jane Goodall, author of Performance and Evolution in the Age of Darwin

Evolutionary theory made its stage debut as early as the 1840s, reflecting a scientific advancement that was fast changing the world. Tracing this development in dozens of mainstream European and American plays, as well as in circus, vaudeville, pantomime, and “missing link” performances, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr reveals the deep, transformative entanglement among science, art, and culture in modern times. Read More

– Read the Introduction
– More Titles in Theater and Performance
– More Titles in Evolution
– More Titles in Biology
– More Titles in Literary Criticism

$50.00 $35.00 | Hardcover | 400 pages | £34.50*


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