Thinking about the Playwright
Comments from Four Decades
Imprint: Northwestern University Press
364 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- Published: May 1987
Essays discuss Ibsen, Strindberg, O'Neill, Brecht, Shaw, acting styles, theater controversies, translation, regional drama, and the nature of theater.
"[Eric Bentley is] the most adventurous drama critic in America." —Kenneth Tynan
"Considerations of such great dramatists as Ibsen, Strindberg, Shaw, Brecht, Wagner, and O'Neill maintain Bentley's status as one of our most penetrating, informed, and delightful critics, gifted with a prose style that in its clarity and utter lack of condescension ought to be a standard for all other critics of drama, literature, or any other art." —Booklist