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    Modernist theatre

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    • Plays by W. H. Auden

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    • Plays by Isaac Babel

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    • Plays by Karel Čapek


    • Expressionist plays

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    • Plays by Christopher Isherwood

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    • Plays by Maurice Maeterlinck

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    • Political theatre

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    • Libretti by Gertrude Stein

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    • Surrealist dramatists and playwrights

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    • Surrealist plays

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    • Symbolist dramatists and playwrights

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    • Symbolist plays

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    • Plays by Ernst Toller

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    • Plays by Tristan Tzara

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    • Plays by Frank Wedekind

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    • Nathan Altman

    • Nathan Isaevich Altman (Russian: Натан Исаевич Альтман, transliterated: Natan Isayevich Altman; December 22 [O.S. December 10] 1889 – December 12, 1970) was a Jewish, Russian and Soviet avant-garde artist, Cubist painter, stage designer and book illust ... Read »


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    • Jean Anouilh

    • Jean Anouilh

      Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh (French: [anuj]; 23 June 1910 – 3 October 1987) was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an ... Read »


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    • Guillaume Apollinaire

    • Guillaume Apollinaire

      Guillaume Apollinaire (French: [É¡ijom apɔlinɛʁ]; 26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent. Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as well as one of the most impassioned def ... Read »


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    • Adolphe Appia

    • Adolphe Appia

      Adolphe Appia (1 September 1862 – 29 February 1928), son of Red Cross co-founder Louis Appia, was a Swiss architect and theorist of stage lighting and décor. Appia is best known for his many scenic designs for Wagner’s operas. He rejected painted two-dimensional sets for three-dimensional "living" sets be ... Read »


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    • Antonin Artaud

    • Antonin Artaud

      Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (French: [aʁto]; 4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde. Antoine Artaud was ... Read »


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    • W. H. Auden

    • W. H. Auden

      Wystan Hugh Auden (/ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/; 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English poet, who later became an American citizen. He is best known for love poems such as "Funeral Blues," poems on political and social themes such as "September 1, 1939" and "The Shield of Achi ... Read »


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    • Hugo Ball

    • Hugo Ball

      Hugo Ball (German: [bal]; 22 February 1886 – 14 September 1927) was a German author, poet and one of the leading Dada artists. He was a pioneer in the development of sound poetry. Hugo Ball was born in Pirmasens, Germany, and was raised in a middle-class Catholic family. He studied sociology and philosophy at ... Read »


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    • Ernst Barlach

    • Ernst Barlach (2 January 1870, Wedel – 24 October 1938, ) was a German expressionist sculptor, printmaker and writer. Although he was a supporter of the war in the years leading to World War I, his participation in the war made him change his position, and he is mostly known for his sculptures protesting against t ... Read »


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    • Samuel Beckett

    • Samuel Beckett

      Samuel Barclay Beckett (/ˈbɛkɪt/; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century ... Read »


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    • Ruth Berlau

    • Ruth Berlau (24 August 1906, Charlottenlund – 15 January 1974 in East Berlin) was a Danish actress, director, photographer and writer, known for her collaboration with Bertolt Brecht and for founding the Bertolt-Brecht-Archiv in Berlin. Born to a merchant family, she learned French at a convent school, but had to ... Read »


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    • Blue Blouse

    • The Blue Blouse (Russian: Синяя блуза, Sinyaya Bluza) was an influential agitprop theatre collective in the early Soviet Union.Boris Yuzhanin created the first Blue Blouse troupe under the auspices of the Moscow Institute of Journalism in 1923. Their example encouraged similar workers' the ... Read »


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    • Bertolt Brecht

    • Bertolt Brecht

      Eugen Bertolt Friedrich Brecht (/brɛkt/;German: [bʀɛçt]; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director of the 20th century. He made contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter through the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble †... Read »


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    • Arnolt Bronnen

    • Arnolt Bronnen (19 August 1895 – 12 October 1959) was an Austrian playwright and director. Bronnen was born in Vienna, Austria. His father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. Bronnen's most famous play is the Expressionist drama Parricide (Vatermord, 1922); its première production is notable, among ot ... Read »


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    • Paolo Buzzi

    • Paolo Buzzi (15 February 1874, Milan – 18 February 1956) was an Italian futurist playwright and poet. Buzzi studied law in Pavia, and at the same time attended lectures in literature. In 1891, he won the milanese Concorso di Poesia award. In 1898 with Rapsodie leopardiane his poetry career begun in ernest. In 190 ... Read »


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    • Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich)

    • Cabaret Voltaire was the name of a nightclub in Zürich, Switzerland. It was founded by Hugo Ball, with his companion Emmy Hennings on February 5, 1916, as a cabaret for artistic and political purposes. Other founding members were Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck, Tristan Tzara, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jean Arp. ... Read »


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    • Karel Čapek


    • The Children's Hour (play)


    • George Cram Cook

    • George Cram Cook

      George Cram Cook or Jig Cook (October 7, 1873 – January 14, 1924) was an American theatre producer, director, playwright, novelist, poet, and university professor. Believing it was his personal mission to inspire others, Cook led the founding of the Provincetown Players, the first modern American theatre company. ... Read »


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    • Edward Gordon Craig

    • Edward Gordon Craig

      Edward Henry Gordon CraigCH OBE (born Edward Godwin; 16 January 1872 – 29 July 1966), sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was an English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings. Craig was the son of actress ... Read »


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    • Sergiu Dan

    • Sergiu Dan

      Sergiu Dan (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈserd͡ʒju dan]; born Isidor Rotman or Rottman; December 29, 1903 – March 13, 1976) was a Romanian novelist, journalist, Holocaust survivor and political prisoner of the communist regime. Dan, the friend and collaborator of Romulus Dianu, was noted during the interwa ... Read »


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    • Driving into Walls

    • Driving into Walls

      Driving into Walls (2012) is a play written by Suzie Miller and produced by Barking Gecko Theatre Company. Miller and director John Sheedy interviewed over 500 Western Australian teens for the play, asking about their day-to-day lives and drawing from that many of the stories of the play. The plot of the story fo ... Read »


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    • Dummies Theatre

    • Dummies Theatre is a Canadian experimental and interdisciplinary contemporary theatre company known for creating free site-specific works and daring productions in vacant stores located in Montreal during the 1990s and into the following decade. The group was founded in April, 1992 by actors Anna Papadakos, Carlo ... Read »


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    • Sergei Eisenstein

    • Sergei Eisenstein

      Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (/ˈaɪzənˌstaɪn/;Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн; IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ ɪjzʲɪnˈʂtʲejn]; 22 January [O.S. 10 January] ... Read »


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    • Aleksandra Ekster

    • Aleksandra Ekster

      Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Ekster (Russian: Александра Александровна Экстер, Ukrainian: Олександра Олександрівна Екстер; 18 January 1882 – 17 M ... Read »


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    • T. S. Eliot

    • T. S. Eliot

      Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He moved from his native United States to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He was eventua ... Read »


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    • Epic theatre

    • Epic theatre (German: episches Theater) is a theatrical movement arising in the early to mid-20th century from the theories and practice of a number of theatre practitioners who responded to the political climate of the time through the creation of a new political theatre. These practitioners included Erwin Piscator, V ... Read »


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    • Nikolai Evreinov

    • Nikolai Nikolayevich Evreinov (Russian: Николай Николаевич Евреинов; February 13, 1879 - September 7, 1953) was a Russian director, dramatist and theatre practitioner associated with Russian Symbolism. The son of a French woman and a Russia ... Read »


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    • Experimental theatre

    • Experimental theatre (also known as avant-garde theatre) began in Western theatre in the late 19th century with Alfred Jarry and his Ubu plays as a rejection of both the age in particular and, in general, the dominant ways of writing and producing plays. The term has shifted over time as the mainstream theatre world ha ... Read »


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    • Expressionism (theatre)

    • Expressionism is a modernist movement in drama and theatre that developed in Europe (principally Germany) in the early decades of the 20th century and later in the United States. It forms part of the broader movement of Expressionism in the arts. There was a concentrated Expressionist movement in early 20th centur ... Read »


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    • Arthur Davison Ficke

    • Arthur Davison Ficke (November 10, 1883 – November 30, 1945) was an American poet, playwright, and expert of Japanese art. Ficke had a national reputation as "a poet's poet", and "one of America's most expert sonneteers". Under the alias Anne Knish, Ficke co-authored Spectra (1916). Intended as a spoof of the expe ... Read »


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    • Firehall Arts Centre

    • Firehall Arts Centre

      The Firehall Arts Centre (also called the Firehall Centre for the Arts) is an arts centre in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The building also falls within the borders of Gastown. Firehall is a small building, originally built as a fire station in 1906. Three theatre companies are based ou ... Read »


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    • Christopher Fry

    • Christopher Fry

      Christopher Fry (18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005) was an English poet and playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. Fry was born as Arthur Hammond Harris in Bristol, the son of Charles John Harris, a m ... Read »


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    • Federico García Lorca


    • Susan Glaspell

    • Susan Glaspell

      Susan Keating Glaspell (July 1, 1876 – July 28, 1948) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, novelist, journalist and actress. With her husband George Cram Cook she founded the Provincetown Players, the first modern American theatre company. During the Great Depression she served in the Works Progress ... Read »


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    • Natalia Goncharova

    • Natalia Goncharova

      Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (Russian: Ната́лья Серге́евна Гончаро́ва; IPA: [nɐˈtalʲjə sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvnə ɡəntɕɐˈrovə]; June 21, 1881 – October 17, 1962) was a Russian avant-garde ar ... Read »


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    • Paul Green (playwright)

    • Paul Green (playwright)

      Paul Eliot Green (March 17, 1894 – May 4, 1981) was an American playwright best known for his depictions of life in North Carolina during the first decades of the twentieth century. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his 1927 play, In Abraham's Bosom. It was also included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays ... Read »


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    • Emmy Hennings

    • Emmy Hennings (born Emma Maria Cordsen, 17 January 1885 – 10 August 1948) was a performer and poet. She was also the wife of celebrated Dadaist Hugo Ball. Despite her own achievements, it is difficult to come by information in English about Hennings that is not directly related to her relationship with Hugo Ball. ... Read »


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    • Hoppla, We're Alive!


    • Henrik Ibsen

    • Henrik Ibsen

      Henrik Johan Ibsen (/ˈɪbsən/;Norwegian: [ˈhɛnɾɪk ˈɪpsən]; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works i ... Read »


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    • Igor Ilyinsky

    • Igor Ilyinsky

      Igor Vladimirovich Ilyinsky (Russian: И́горь Влади́мирович Ильи́нский; 24 July 1901 – 13 January 1987) was a famous Russian film and stage actor, director and comedian. Igor Ilyinsky was born on 24 July 1901 in Moscow. At a ... Read »


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    • Intercultural theatre

    • Intercultural theater, also known as cross-cultural theatre, may transcend time, while mixing and matching cultures or subcultures. Mixing and matching is the unavoidable process in the making of inner connections and the presentations of inter-culturalities. Majority of the works in the intercultural theatre is basica ... Read »


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    • The International (play)

    • The International is a play by the American playwright John Howard Lawson. It was first produced by the New Playwrights' Theatre in New York, opening on January 12 1928. Lawson directed this production, while John Dos Passos designed the sets, Edward A. Ziman composed its music, Don Oscar Becque choreographed the dance ... Read »


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    • Marcel Janco

    • Marcel Janco

      Marcel Janco (German: [maɐ̯ˈsɛl ˈjaŋko], French: [maʁsɛl ʒɑ̃ko], common rendition of the Romanian name Marcel Hermann Iancupronounced [marˈt͡ʃel ˈherman ˈjaŋku], last name also Ianco, Janko or Jancu; May 24, 1895 – April 21, 1984) was a Romanian and Israeli ... Read »


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    • Alfred Jarry

    • Alfred Jarry

      Alfred Jarry (French: [al.fʁɛd ʒa.ʁi]; 8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896). He also coined the term and philosophical concept of 'pataphysics. Jarry was born in Laval, Mayenne, France, and his mother was from Brittany. He w ... Read »


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    • Georg Kaiser

    • Friedrich Carl Georg Kaiser, called Georg Kaiser, (25 November 1878 – 4 June 1945) was a German dramatist. Kaiser was born in Magdeburg. He was highly prolific and wrote in a number of different styles. An Expressionist dramatist, he was, along with Gerhart Hauptmann, the most frequently performed playwright ... Read »


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    • Tadeusz Kantor

    • Tadeusz Kantor

      Tadeusz Kantor (6 April 1915 – 8 December 1990) was a Polish painter, assemblage artist, set designer and theatre director. Kantor is renowned for his revolutionary theatrical performances in Poland and abroad. Kantor was born to Marian Kantor-Mirski and Helena Berger. His family were staunch Catholics. Hi ... Read »


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    • Alexander Khvostenko-Khvostov

    • Alexander (Oleksandr) Khvostenko-Khvostov (Ukrainian: Олександр Веніамінович Хвостенко-Хвостов) (1895–1967) was a Russian/Ukrainian/Soviet avant-garde artist (Constructivist), and stage designer. Oleksan ... Read »


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    • Oskar Kokoschka

    • Oskar Kokoschka

      Oskar Kokoschka (1 March 1886 – 22 February 1980) was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. He was born in Pöchlarn, second child to Gustav Josef Kokoschka, a Czech goldsmith, and Maria Romana Kokoschka (née Loidl). His older brot ... Read »


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    • Mikhail Larionov

    • Mikhail Larionov

      Mikhail Fyodorovich Larionov (Russian: Михаи́л Фёдорович Ларио́нов; June 3, 1881 – May 10, 1964) was an avant-garde Russian painter. Larionov was born at Tiraspol, in the Kherson Governorate of the Russian Empire. In 1898 he entered th ... Read »


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    • John Howard Lawson

    • John Howard Lawson (September 25, 1894 – August 11, 1977) was an American writer. He was for several years head of the Hollywood division of the Communist Party USA. He was also the organization's cultural manager and answered directly to V.J. Jerome, the Party's New York-based cultural chief. He was the first pre ... Read »


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    • Maria Ley-Piscator

    • Maria Ley-Piscator (born Friederike Flora Czada, 1 August 1898 – 14 October 1999) is best known as the wife of Erwin Piscator (1893-1966), Germany's famous left-wing theater director. Born on 1 August 1898 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria), Maria Ley sought to create a theatrical career for herself as a dan ... Read »


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    • Loud Speaker

    • A loudspeaker (or loud-speaker or speaker) is an electroacoustic transducer; which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound. The most widely used type of speaker in the 2010s is the dynamic speaker, invented in 1925 by Edward W. Kellogg and Chester W. Rice. The dynamic speaker operates on the same ... Read »


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    • Maurice Maeterlinck

    • Maurice Maeterlinck

      Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932;[mo.ʁis ma.tɛʁ.lɛ̃ːk] in Belgium, [mɛ.teʁ.lɛ̃ːk] in France; 29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French. He was awarded the ... Read »


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    • Saadat Hasan Manto

    • Saadat Hasan Manto

      Saadat Hasan Manto (/mɑːn, -tɒ/; Urdu: سعادت حسن منٹو‎, pronounced [sa'ādat 'hasan 'maṅṭō]; 11 May 1912 – 18 January 1955) was an Indo-Pakistani writer, playwright and author considered among the greatest writers of short stories in South Asian h ... Read »


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    • Maria (play)

    • The play Maria, a portrait of the sordid underbelly of Soviet society during the Russian Civil War, was written by Isaac Babel during the mid-1930s. Maria is set in Saint Petersburg during the Russian Civil War. In the aftermath of the October Revolution, the once iron clad Russian class system has disintegrated. ... Read »


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    • Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    • Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

      Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (Italian: [fiˈlippo tomˈmaːzo mariˈnetti]; 22 December 1876 – 2 December 1944) was an Italian poet, editor, art theorist, and founder of the Futurist movement. He was associated with the utopian and Symbolists artistic and literary community Abbaye de Créteil betw ... Read »


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    • Moscow Art Theatre production of Hamlet

    • The Moscow Art Theatre (MAT) production of Hamlet in 1911–12, on which two of the 20th century's most influential theatre practitioners—Konstantin Stanislavski and Edward Gordon Craig—collaborated, is particularly important in the history of performances of Hamlet and of 20th-century theatre in general. ... Read »


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    • Vladimir Mayakovsky

    • Vladimir Mayakovsky

      Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (/ˌmɑːjəˈkɔːfski, -ˈkɒf-/;Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Маяко́вский; 19 July [O.S. 7 July] 1893 – 14 April 1930) was a Russian Soviet poet, playwr ... Read »


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    • Vadym Meller

    • Vadym Meller or Vadim Meller, (Russian: Вадим Георгиевич Меллер;Ukrainian: Вадим Георгійович Меллер, 1884–1962) was a Ukrainian-Russian Soviet painter, avant-garde Cubist, Constructivist ... Read »


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    • Vsevolod Meyerhold

    • Vsevolod Meyerhold

      Vsevolod Emilevich Meyerhold (Russian: Все́волод Эми́льевич Мейерхо́льд; born German: Karl Kasimir Theodor Meiergold; 9 February [O.S. 28 January] 1874 – 2 February 1940) was a Russian and Soviet theatre director, ... Read »


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    • New York Competition of Dramatic Arts

    • The New York Competition of Dramatic Arts (NYCODA) is an Annual Performance Festival and Competition for actors, located in New York City. NYCODA, established in the spring of 2008, is becoming known for its appeal to both amateur and professional actors, but with a wider appeal to other areas of the performing arts. ... Read »


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    • Solomon Nikritin

    • Solomon Nikritin (Ukrainian: Соломон Борисовiч Нiкрiтiн, 1898–1965) was a Ukrainian painter, avant-garde artist ( Neo-Primitivist, Constructivist), graphic artist, designer, and author. Solomon Nikritin was born in Chernihiv, Ukraine (then part of the Ru ... Read »


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    • Non-Aristotelian drama

    • Non-Aristotelian drama, or the 'epic form' of the drama, is a kind of play whose dramaturgical structure departs from the features of classical tragedy in favour of the features of the epic, as defined in each case by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle in his Poetics (c.335 BCE) The German modernist theatre pract ... Read »


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    • Eugene O'Neill


    • Luigi Pirandello

    • Luigi Pirandello

      Luigi Pirandello (Italian: [luˈiːdʒi piranˈdɛllo]; Agrigento 28 June 1867 – Rome 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn p ... Read »


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    • Erwin Piscator

    • Erwin Piscator

      Erwin Friedrich Maximilian Piscator (17 December 1893 – 30 March 1966) was a German theatre director and producer and, along with Bertolt Brecht, the foremost exponent of epic theatre, a form that emphasizes the socio-political content of drama, rather than its emotional manipulation of the audience or on the prod ... Read »


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    • Processional (play)

    • Processional (play)

      Processional: A Jazz Symphony of American Life (1925) is a four-act modernist comedy by the American playwright John Howard Lawson. It was first produced by the Theatre Guild at the Garrick Theatre in New York, opening on January 12, 1925 in a two-month run. Philip Moeller directed while Mordecai Gorelik designed the s ... Read »


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    • Proletcult Theatre

    • Proletcult Theatre was the theatrical branch of the Soviet cultural movement Proletcult. It was concerned with the powerful expression of ideological content as political propaganda in the years following the revolution of 1917. Platon Kerzhentsev was one of its principal practitioners. It was used as a tool of politi ... Read »


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    • Elmer Rice

    • Elmer Rice

      Elmer Rice (born Elmer Leopold Reizenstein, September 28, 1892 – May 8, 1967) was an American playwright. He is best known for his plays The Adding Machine (1923) and his Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of New York tenement life, Street Scene (1929). Rice was born Elmer Leopold Reizenstein at 127 East 90th Stree ... Read »


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    • Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas


    • Russian symbolism

    • Russian symbolism was an intellectual and artistic movement predominant at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. It represented the Russian branch of the symbolist movement in European art, and was mostly known for its contributions to Russian poetry. Primary influences on the movement were the ir ... Read »


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    • Kurt Schwitters

    • Kurt Schwitters

      Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948) was a German artist who was born in Hanover, Germany. Schwitters worked in several genres and media, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and what came to be known a ... Read »


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    • George Bernard Shaw

    • George Bernard Shaw

      George Bernard Shaw (/ˈdʒɔːrdʒ ˈbɜːrˌnərd ʃɔː/; 26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture, and politics extended from the 1880s to his death a ... Read »


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    • Ruben Simonov

    • Ruben Simonov (Russian: Рубен Николаевич Симонов (April 1, 1899 in Moscow – December 5, 1968 in Moscow) was a Soviet artist and director, Peoples Artist of the USSR, Professor. Awarded by the State Prize of the USSR title (1943, 1947, 1950). Simono ... Read »


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    • The Social Significance of the Modern Drama

    • The Social Significance of the Modern Drama is a 1914 treatise by Emma Goldman on political implications of significant playwrights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Goldman, who had done significant work with Modernist dramatists (managing tours, hosting, publicizing, and lecturing), here publishe ... Read »


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    • Fyodor Sologub

    • Fyodor Sologub (Russian: Фёдор Сологу́б, born Fyodor Kuzmich Teternikov, Russian: Фёдор Кузьми́ч Тете́рников, also known as Theodor Sologub; 1 March [O.S. 17 February] 1863 – 5 December 1927) was a ... Read »


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    • Margarete Steffin

    • Margarete Emilie Charlotte Steffin (21 March 1908, Rummelsburg, now part of Berlin – 4 June 1941, Moscow) was a German actress and writer, one of Bertold Brecht's closest collaborators, as well as a prolific translator from Russian and Scandinavian languages. Born to a proletarian family, at the age of fourteen s ... Read »


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    • Gertrude Stein

    • Gertrude Stein

      Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a ... Read »


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    • Rudolf Steiner

    • Rudolf Steiner

      Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 (or 25) February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the ... Read »


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    • Varvara Stepanova

    • Varvara Fyodorovna Stepanova (Russian: Варва́ра Фёдоровна Степа́нова; November 9, 1894 – May 20, 1958) was a Russian artist associated with the Constructivist movement. Varvara Stepanova came from peasant origins but was able to ... Read »


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    • Carl Sternheim

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    • The Storming of the Winter Palace

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    • August Strindberg

    • August Strindberg

      Johan August Strindberg (/ˈstrɪndbɜːrÉ¡, ˈstrɪnbɜːrÉ¡/;Swedish: [ˌstrindˈbærj]; 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned fo ... Read »


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    • The Talking Band

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    • Theatre of Cruelty

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    • Ernst Toller

    • Ernst Toller

      Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, and was imprisoned for five years for his actions. He wrote several plays and poetry during that period, w ... Read »


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    • Sophie Treadwell

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    • Sergei Tretyakov

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    • Tristan Tzara

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      Tristan Tzara (French: [tʁistɑ̃ dzaʁa]; Romanian: [trisˈtan ˈtÍ¡sara]; born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock, also known as S. Samyro; April 16 [O.S. April 4] 1896 – December 25, 1963) was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, ... Read »


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    • Yevgeny Vakhtangov

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    • Roger Vitrac

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    • Alexander Nikolaevich Volkov

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    • Frank Wedekind

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    • Welfare State International

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    • Gregorios Xenopoulos

    • Gregorios Xenopoulos

      Gregorios Xenopoulos (Greek: Γρηγόριος Ξενόπουλος; December 9, 1867 – 14 January 1951) was a novelist, journalist and writer of plays from Zakynthos. He was lead editor in the now-legendary magazine "The Education of Children" (Η Διάπλα ... Read »


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    • W. B. Yeats

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