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American Drama 1900-1990 (Cambridge Contexts in Literature)by Don Shiach
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Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. The focus of this book is on plays written for performance in theatres by American dramatists who, consciously or unconsciously, hold a mirror up to American life and, in the process, represent American society in all its various strands: its myths, its ideals, its justices and failures, its aspirations, dreams and politics. Play extracts from Eugene O'Neill, Maxwell Anderson, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Sam Shephard are included.
"American Drama 1900-1990" is a new title in the "Cambridge Contexts in Literature" series.
Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. An English company executive in India is dismissed after he tries to uncover corruption within his company. He returns to England where his life falls apart and his marriage breaks up. He then sets out on a one-man search for the truth behind his dismissal. He turns to the rich mystery and beauty of India and is finally forced to choose between love and revenge.
Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. This book is written for those beginning a study of American literature as part of an advanced course in English, or for anyone interested in American drama in the 20th century. It aims to encourage readers to explore beyond the few well-known playwrights, and to place the plays as they are read within the context of the development of American society during the 20th century.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. A survey of Twentieth Century American dramatists; 3. Approaching the texts; 4. Play extracts; 5. A survey of critical approaches to Twentieth Century American drama; 6. How to write about Twentieth Century American Drama; 7. Reading list; 8. Glossary of critical terms.
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