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Module Reading List

Surrealism and the French Stage, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Mark Taylor-Batty
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Bert Cardullo (ed), Theater of the avant-garde, 1890-1950 : a critical anthology ( New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001)

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Jean Cocteau's The Breasts of Tiresias. An English translation can be found titled 'The mammaries of Tiresias' in Three pre-surrealist plays

Jean Cocteau's Le Boeuf sur le toit and Parade. Available in Oeuvres complètes de Jean Cocteau. Volume 7

Jean Cocteau's The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower. Available in Oeuvres complètes de Jean Cocteau. Volume 7

Eugene Ionesco's Jacques or obedience Alternative translation in Four plays

Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi

Maurice Maeterlinck's Three pre-surrealist plays ISBN: 0192832174 (pbk): The Blind

all these have been translated by Mark Taylor-Batty, and these translations will be made available to students via module learning resources. 

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David Bradby, Modern French Drama (Cambridge, CUP, 1991)

Albert Bermel, Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty (London: Methuen, 2001)

André Breton, Richard Seaver (trans), Helen R. Lane (trans) Manifestoes of surrealism (University of Michigan Press, 1969)

Sally Charow, Theatre, politics, and markets in fin-de-siècle Paris : staging modernity ( London : Plagrave, 2005) 

Martin Esslin, The Theatre of the Absurd (London: Penguin, 1991)

Jill Fell, Alfred Jarry, an imagination in revolt (Madison, MJ: AUP, 2005)

Mark Fortier, Theory/Theatre (London: Routledge, 1997)

Jane Goodall, Artaud and the gnostic drama ISBN: 0198151861 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994)

Christopher Innes, Avant garde theatre : 1892-1992 (London: Routledge, 1993)

Annabelle Melzer, Dada and surrealist performance (Baltimore: John Hopkins UP, 1994)

John L. Styan (ed), Modern drama in theory and practice : Volume 2, Symbolism, Surrealism and the Absurd (Cambridge: CUP, 1983)

Tristan Tzara, Francis Picabia, B. Wright (trans) Seven Dada manifestos ; and, Lampisteries (London: Calder, 1981)

David Whitton, Stage directors in modern France (Manchester: MUP, 1987)

This list was last updated on 05/09/2019