[PDF] 17 Outstanding Chekhov Plays

[PDF] 17 Outstanding Chekhov Plays

Russian novelist and playwright Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) has often been considered the father of the modern short story, such was his skill. But he was equally adept at writing plays. In his canon of seventeen stage works lies four of the best plays in the modern theatre: The Sea-Gull, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya and…

[PDF] 25 Significant Ibsen Plays

[PDF] 25 Significant Ibsen Plays

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is often considered the father of modern theatre and realism, even though he wrote in a number of dramatic genres. Ibsen’s twenty-five plays include some of theatre’s greatest works (A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler). The break from society’s moral standards evident in A Doll’s House shocked the audience at its…

Realism: 15 Helpful Theatre Resources for Students

Realism: 15 Helpful Theatre Resources for Students

Realism as a theatre movement emerged in Europe in the latter part of the 19th century. As a genuine theatre style, realism was a reaction against romanticism and the sensationalism of melodrama which dominated the stages of Europe and America for much of the 1800s. The realistic movement continues to influence theatre to this day.