Art, Vision and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama: Acts of Seeing

By Amy Holzapfel, Associate Professor of Theatre. Routledge Books. December 2013. An examination of realism in theater as a form of visual modernism and its part in the modernist view of how we see the world. Holzapfel conducts close readings of iconic dramas, including Ibsen’s “A Doll House,” Strindberg’s “The Father,” and Scribe’s “The Glass of Water” along with analyses of artwork by names like Chardin, Liebermann and Nadar.