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European Lyric Folkdrama: A Definition


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Robert M. Farrington sheds new light on nine folk-inspired rural dramas produced by three European playwrights between 1885 and 1936: Spain's Federico Garcia Lorca, Ireland's John Millington Synge, and Germany's Gerhart Hauptmann. Through an analysis of the linguistic conventions of the three dramatists and by tying their plays' language to a myth/ritual content, this book defines the works as representative of a sub-genre, that is, lyric folkdrama. A sound/meaning nexus is identified as an essential ingredient of folkdrama ...

European Lyric Folkdrama: A Definition 2001, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820451466