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Modern American Drama, 1945-2000

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This is the first one-volume survey of American drama, from 1945-1990, comprehensively covering the most exciting and prolific period in its history. Christopher Bigsby takes a fresh look at the major figures who have shaped postwar American drama, exploring the works of Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, David Mamet, and Sam Shepard. Bigsby also looks at Broadway and at the theatre which geared itself to the experiences of race and gender, examining the works of Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson, and Marsha Norman, among others.

Synopsis:

This edition of "Modern American Drama" completes the survey and comes up to 2000.

Synopsis:

In this is new edition of the widely-acclaimed Modern American Drama Christopher Bigsby completes his survey of postwar theatre and brings the reader up to 2000. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, including surveys of major figures such as Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Edward Albee, Bigsby also explores recent works by established dramatists such as Miller's The Ride down Mount Morgan and Albee's Three Tall Women, as well as works by relatively newer playwrights Paula Vogel, Tony Kushner, and Terrence McNally among others.

Synopsis:

In this new edition of the widely-acclaimed Modern American Drama Christopher Bigsby completes his survey of postwar theater and brings the reader up to 2000. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, including surveys of major figures such as Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, and Sam Shepard, Bigsby also explores recent works by established dramatists.

Synopsis:

This is a fresh look at the major figures who have shaped post-war American theatre, from O'Neill through Tennessee Williams to Mamet and Shepard.

Table of Contents

Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; 1. The absent voice: American drama and the critic; 2. Eugene O'Neill's Endgame; 3. Tennessee Williams: the theatricalising self; 4. Arthur Miller: the moral imperative; 5. Edward Albee: journey to apocalypse; 6. A Broadway interlude; 7. Sam Shepard: imagining America; 8. David Mamet: all true stories; 9. The performing self; 10. Redefining the centre: politics, race, gender; 11. Beyond Broadway; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521794107
Author:
Bigsby, Christopher W.
Author:
Bigsby, C. W. E.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
American
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Subject:
American drama--20th century--History and cri
Subject:
American drama -- 20th century.
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
CHL-99-9 rept.4
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x1.04 in. 1.50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This edition of "Modern American Drama" completes the survey and comes up to 2000.
"Synopsis" by , In this is new edition of the widely-acclaimed Modern American Drama Christopher Bigsby completes his survey of postwar theatre and brings the reader up to 2000. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, including surveys of major figures such as Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, and Edward Albee, Bigsby also explores recent works by established dramatists such as Miller's The Ride down Mount Morgan and Albee's Three Tall Women, as well as works by relatively newer playwrights Paula Vogel, Tony Kushner, and Terrence McNally among others.
"Synopsis" by , In this new edition of the widely-acclaimed Modern American Drama Christopher Bigsby completes his survey of postwar theater and brings the reader up to 2000. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, including surveys of major figures such as Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, and Sam Shepard, Bigsby also explores recent works by established dramatists.
"Synopsis" by , This is a fresh look at the major figures who have shaped post-war American theatre, from O'Neill through Tennessee Williams to Mamet and Shepard.
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