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The Playwright's Voice: American Dramatists on Memory, Writing and the Politics of Culture

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Publisher Comments:

This new volume of interviews with contemporary playwrights attests to the fact the dramatic art is alive and well in America and celebrates the art and talent of fifteen of the theatre's most important artists. In extensive interviews, they discuss their work, influences and their craft and how the art form relates to our cultural heritage, as well as the state of theatre-its-meaning and purposes as we approach the 21st Century. David Savran lays out their remarkable achievements and provides telling insights to their work in his substantial introductions to each interview.

Interviews with: Edward Albee

Jon Robin Baitz

Philip Kan Gotanda

Holly Hughes

Tony Kushner

Terrence McNally

Suzan-Lori Parks

José Rivera

Ntozake Shange

Nicky Silver

Anna Deavere Smith

Paula Vogel

Wendy Wasserstein

Mac Wellman and George C. Wolfe.

Book News Annotation:

These 15 interviews illustrate the diversity of modern American theater and examine what makes it a unique art form. Savran (English, Brown U.) discusses the work, artistic influences, and the state of contemporary American theater and its meaning and purpose with artists including Tony Kushner, Jos<'e> Rivera, Ntozake Shange, and Anna Deveare Smith.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A second volume of interviews with contemporary American playwrights by David Savran.

Synopsis:

Representing the range and diversity of the American theatre today, the major American playwrights interviewed by Savran discuss their work, influences, and their craft. Photos.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Thehaunted stage /byDavid Savran
  2. Edward Albee
  3. Jon Robin Baitz
  4. Philip Kan Gotanda
  5. Holly Hughes
  6. Tony Kushner
  7. Terrence McNally
  8. Suzan-Lori Parks
  9. Josâe Rivera
  10. Ntozake Shange
  11. Nicky Silver
  12. Anna Deavere Smith
  13. Paula Vogel
  14. Wendy Wasserstein
  15. Mac Wellman
  16. George C. Wolfe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559361637
Editor:
Savran, David
Other:
Shange, Ntozake
Editor:
Savran, David
Author:
Savran, David
Other:
Albee, Edward
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Playwriting
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
Theater - Playwriting
Subject:
Dramatists
Subject:
Dramatists, American
Subject:
Autobiographical memory in literature.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Politics and culture -- United States.
Subject:
Drama-Playwriting
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photographs
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.00 x 5.00 in

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