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A companion to twentieth-century American drama

Author: David Krasner
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This Companion provides an authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama studies. Comprising over 30 original essays written by some of the best scholars and critics in the field, it emphasizes research and in-depth analysis, and is informed by debates drawn from past and present dramaturgical discussions."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Krasner
ISBN: 1405110880 9781405110884
OCLC Number: 54913814
Description: xviii, 576 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The changing perceptions of American drama / David Krasner --
American drama, 1900-1915 / Mark Evans Bryan --
Ethnic theatre in America / Rachel Shteir --
Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell: staging feminism and modernism, 1915-1941 / J. Ellen Gainor, Jerry Dickey --
American experimentalism, American expressionism, and early O'Neill / Deanna M. Toten Beard --
Many-faceted mirror: drama as reflection of uneasy modernity in the 1920s / Felicia Hardison Londré --
Playwrights and plays of the Harlem Renaissance / Annemarie Bean --
Reading across the 1930s / Anne Fletcher --
Famous unknowns: the dramas of Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein / Sarah Bay-Cheng --
Eugene O'Neill: American drama and American modernism / David Krasner --
Fissures beneath the surface: drama in the 1940s and 1950s / Thomas P. Adler --
Tennessee Williams / Brenda A. Murphy --
Expressing and exploring faith: religious drama in America / Peter Civetta --
The American Jewishness of Arthur Miller / Murray Biggs --
Drama of the 1960s / Christopher Olsen --
Fifteen-love, thirty-love: Edward Albee / Steven Price --
The drama of the Black Arts Movement / Mike Sell --
Sam Shepard and the American sunset: enchantment of the mythic West / Leslie A. Wade --
Staging the binary: Asian American theatre in the late twentieth century / Daphne Lei --
August Wilson / Harry J. Elam, Jr. --
Native American drama / Ann Haugo --
John Guare and the popular culture hype of celebrity status / Gene A. Plunka --
Writing beyond borders: a survey of US Latina/o drama / Tiffany Ana Lopez --
"Off the porch and into the scene": southern women playwrights Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, Rebecca Gilman, and Jane Martin / Linda Rohrer Paige --
David Mamet: America on the American stage / Janet V. Haedicke --
1970-1990: disillusionment, identity, and discovery / Mark Fearnow --
Maria Irene Fornes: acts of translation / Andrew Sofer --
From eccentricity to endurance: Jewish comedy and the art of affirmation / Julia Listengarten --
Repercussions and remainders in the plays of Paula Vogel: an essay in five moments / Ann Pellegrini --
Lesbian and gay drama / Jill Dolan --
American drama of the 1990s on and off-Broadway / June Schleuter --
Solo performance drama: the self as other? / Stephen J. Bottoms --
Experimental drama at the end of the century / Ehren Fordyce.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 29.
Responsibility: edited by David Krasner.


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