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Ibsen, Strindberg and the Intimate Theater: Studies in TV Presentation Egil Törnqvist

Ibsen, Strindberg and the Intimate Theater: Studies in TV Presentation

Egil Törnqvist

Published June 1st 1999
ISBN : 9789053563717
Hardcover
240 pages
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Although television drama has existed for more than half a century and is now, in terms of audience participation, the dominant form of theatre, there is as yet hardly any serious criticism of drama on television. Martin Esslins statement tenMoreAlthough television drama has existed for more than half a century and is now, in terms of audience participation, the dominant form of theatre, there is as yet hardly any serious criticism of drama on television. Martin Esslins statement ten years ago still holds true. Seeing it as a challenge, Egil Törnqvist compares various Scandinavian and British TV versions of some of Ibsens and Strindbergs best known plays.By means of close readings of textual passages, followed by transcriptions and analyses of the corresponding passages in the productions, Törnqvist throws a revealing light on the difference between the textual and the audiovisual medium as well as between various directorial approaches. The first book to deal with the adaptation of stage drama to the small screen, it fills a gap both for students of drama and theatre and for those generally interested in television drama as an art form.