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Christopher Fry: A Dramatic Reassessment of the Fry/Eliot Era of British Verse Drama

Author: 
Jessup, Frances
Credentials: 
English critic , author and stage director

This monograph based on original research and interpretation extends and enlightens our understanding of one of the seminal moments of 20th c British theatre—the rise of the verse drama and the re invigoration of Christian belief based on historical figures on England’s past. The study places Christopher Fry back in the literary canon and argues for his centrality—albeit a brief one—in dramatic history. Fry’s life and works are discussed ; a careful reading of the major and minor works is included.

Chapter 1: Christopher Fry’s Life History
Chapter 2: Poetic Drama and Fry
Chapter 3: Tragedy or Comedy
Chapter 4: The Mystery
Chapter 5: Fry and Eliot: The Spark and the Stone
Chapter 6: Choice and Original Sin
Chapter 7: The Heretic Vs. The Churchman
Chapter 8: Fry’s Moses and the Biblical Moses
Chapter 9: Fry’s Combatants
Chapter 10: Caedmon Construed or One Thing More
Chapter 11: Fry’s Style in Early and in Later Plays
“An important addition for research library collections in Drama and Theatre.” Professor Andrew Cole, UNE

Market: 
Modern British Drama, Verse Drama, Poetry and Drama, Christopher Fry, T.S.Eliot, London theatre 1930 – 1975, Christianity in post WW 11 Britain, Theatre History
Release Date: 
07/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-62-1/1933146-62-1
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
Yes
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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