Chamber play

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A chamber play is a 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] The first cinema adaptation was Kammerspielfilm in the 1920s, and the format was later adapted for cinema by Ingmar Bergman.[2] and Carl Theodor Dreyer.[3]

The name is derived from the term chamber music.[4]

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  1. ^ Styan, J. L. (1981). Modern Drama in Theory and Practice. Volume 3. Expressionism and Epic Theatre. 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. ^ Larson, Stephen (2017). "Carl Dreyer's "Michael": Digitalization and the Rediscovery of a Classic" (270). Kosmorama.
  4. ^ Tornqvist, Egil (2000). Strindberg's Ghost Sonata. From Text to Performance. Amsterdam University Press. p. 23. ISBN 90-5356-454-3.