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The Playwright's Voice: American Dramatists on Memory, Writing and the Politics of Cultureby David Savran
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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
Anna Deavere Smith
Mac Wellman and George C. Wolfe.
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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)
A second volume of interviews with contemporary American playwrights by David Savran.
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.
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