Who were the giants of the twentieth-century stage, and exactly how did they influence modern theatre?
The key theatre-makers who shaped the drama of the last century are Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud. Robert Leach’s “Makers of Modern Theatre” is the first detailed introduction to the work of these practitioners. In it, Leach focuses on the major issues which relate to their dominance of theatre history:
*What was the nature of their life and times?
*What is their main legacy?
*What were their dramatic philosophies and practices?
*How have their ideas been adapted since their deaths?
*What are the current critical perspectives on their work?
This is an enormously helpful, insightful volume, by one of the foremost theatre historians of our own age.