Chamber play

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A chamber play is play of usually three acts which can be performed with a small cast and practically no sets or costumes in a small space. The form became popular in the early 20th century, with leading exponents being Max Reinhardt and August Strindberg.,[1] first it was adapted to cinema in 1920s, being Kammerspielfilm and was later adapted for cinema by Ingmar Bergman.[2]

The name is derived from the term chamber music.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Styan, J. L. (1981). Modern Drama in Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press. p. 31. ISBN 0-521-29628-5. 
  2. ^ Tornqvist, Egil (1995). Between Stage and Screen: Ingmar Bergman Directs. Amsterdam University Press. p. 16. ISBN 90-5356-171-4. 
  3. ^ Tornqvist, Egil (2000). Strindberg's Ghost Sonata. Amsterdam University Press. p. 23. ISBN 90-5356-454-3.