American Drama

Reader in English and American Studies Clive Bloom Clive Bloom. 13 large , thereby fuse , shared modes ... Black Drama in America : An Anthology ( Greenwich ...

Author: Reader in English and American Studies Clive Bloom

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312123876

Category: Literary Criticism

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American Drama offers a comprehensive introduction for students who require detailed but clear information on the dramatists included. It has much to offer the academic and serious reader and addresses the common concern that the unfamiliar names and forgotten voices of those who made a major contribution to the history of American drama have been unfairly neglected. A range of approaches and a wide selection of plays discussed make this volume a landmark in our appreciation and understanding of some of this century's greatest writers.
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New Essays on American Drama

In particular I was struck by the relative disregard of the American theatre by academic critics . The first book on Arthur Miller was published in England ...

Author: Gilbert Debusscher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051831072

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Critical Introduction to Twentieth century American Drama

1 Provincetown : the birth of twentieth - century American drama The decline of the theatre in the nineteenth century was not an especially American ...

Author: C. W. E. Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521271169

Category: Drama

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Examines the development of Off-Broadway theater and analyzes the plays of writers including Sam Shepard, Robert Wilson, David Mamet, and Lee Breuer
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Modern American Drama 1945 2000

The Circle Repertory Company set itself to rediscovering what it called the lyric realism of the native voice of American theatre .

Author: C. W. E. Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521794102

Category: Drama

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New edition of Modern American Drama completes the survey and comes up to 2000.
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A Critical Introduction to Twentieth Century American Drama Volume 2 Williams Miller Albee

Much the same is true of the figures in the early plays of Edward Albee – the third of the triumvirate who dominated the post - war American theatre .

Author: C. W. E. Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521277175

Category: Drama

Page: 364

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Examines the development of Off-Broadway theater and analyzes the plays of writers including Sam Shepard, Robert Wilson, David Mamet, and Lee Breuer
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Willis Richardson Forgotten Pioneer of African American Drama

The folk element , a defining feature of most early African - American drama , was drawn from the lives and experiences of men and women whose grandparents ...

Author: Christine Rauchfuss Gray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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During the 1920s and 1930s, Willis Richardson (1889-1977) was respected as a significant African-American playwright and drama anthologist. His plays were performed by numerous black high school, college, and university drama groups and by various theater companies in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Several of his 46 plays were published in various magazines. In his essays, he urged African Americans to seek their dramatic material in their own experiences. He also edited three anthologies of plays by black dramatists. With the opening performance of The Chip Woman's Fortune (1923), he became the first African American to have a play produced on Broadway. But between 1940 and his death in 1977, Richardson came to realize that his plays were period pieces and that they no longer reflected the African-American experience. In spite of his enormous contributions, Richardson died in obscurity, and his work has been neglected by scholars. This critical biography offers the first extensive consideration of Richardson's life and work and firmly reestablishes his place in the history of the theater.
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Early American Drama

American Plays, edited by Allan Gates Halline, 15559. New York: American Book, 1935. Harris, Richard. “A Young Dramatist's Diary: The Secret Records of ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101177211

Category: Drama

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This unique volume includes eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tylers The Contrast (1789); William Dunlap'sAndre (1798); James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808); Robert Montgomery Bird's The Gladiator (1831); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845); George Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon (1859). For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Encyclopedia of American Drama

American Drama. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1980. Besko, Kathleen, and Rachel Koenig, eds. Interviews with ContemporaryWomen Playwrights.

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140766

Category: American drama

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Provides a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
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Intertextuality in American Drama

toriography, musical theatre, American drama, and American popular entertainment. He holds an M.A. in theatre from Ohio State University.

Author: Drew Eisenhauer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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The new essays in this collection, on such diverse writers as Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Sophie Treadwell, and Washington Irving, fill an important conceptual gap. The essayists offer numerous approaches to intertextuality: the influence of the poetry of romanticism and Shakespeare and of histories and novels, ideological and political discourses on American playwrights, unlikely connections between such writers as Miller and Wilder, the problems of intertexts in translation, the evolution in historical and performance contexts of the same tale, and the relationships among feminism, the drama of the courtroom, and the drama of the stage. Intertextuality has been an under-explored area in studies of dramatic and performance texts. The innovative findings of these scholars testify to the continuing vitality of research in American drama and performance.
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Highlights in Anglo American Drama

In the second volume on American drama, Modern American Drama 1945-2000, published in 2000, British theoretician and professor of American Studies, ...

Author: Radmila Nastić

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443888455

Category: Performing Arts

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This volume represents perspectives on a number of aspects of modern Anglo-American drama and dramatists written by scholars from ex-Yugoslav republics, resulting from long years of common interest and cooperation in the field between the corresponding English Departments in the region. The volume was inspired by the Word across Cultures conference, organised by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the University of Montenegro in Podgorica, Montenegro, in July 2014. The researchers who participated in the conference’s literature section were testament to the growing interest in drama among regional literature scholars. The book will appeal to both an academic and non-academic readership. The former will, certainly, benefit from this book since English and, especially, American drama is not appropriately represented by the number of published books it deserves world-wide. The volume provides a South-East European perspective on Anglo-American drama, and represents a valuable addition to existing drama scholarship, since all the contributors are from the ex-Yugoslav republics and write from a standpoint of multiple othernesses. It will also be of interest to theatre and film scholars, as well as theatre and film enthusiasts, because of the variety of approaches adopted in the papers.
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Indigenous North American Drama

About half of the theatre artists who Geiogamah would bring together in the American Indian Theater Ensemble would be IAIA-trained artists.

Author: Birgit Däwes

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438446622

Category: Drama

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Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective. Responding to an increasing need for critical perspectives and methodologies, this collection traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama through overviews of major developments, individual playwrights’ perspectives, and in-depth critical analyses. Bringing together writers and scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe, Indigenous North American Drama provides the first comprehensive outline of this vibrant genre. It also acknowledges the wide diversity of styles and perspectives that have helped shape contemporary Native North American theater itself. This interdisciplinary introduction offers a basis for new readings of Native American and First Nations literature at large.
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Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1940s

DECADES OF MODERN AMERICAN DRAMA: PLAYWRITING FROM THE 1930s TO 2009 Modern American Drama: Playwriting in the 1930s by Anne Fletcher Modern American Drama: ...

Author: Felicia Hardison Londré

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350017481

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their works to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * Eugene O'Neill: The Iceman Cometh (1946), A Moon for the Misbegotten (1947), Long Day's Journey Into Night (written 1941, produced 1956), and A Touch of the Poet (written 1942, produced 1958); * Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Summer and Smoke (1948); * Arthur Miller: All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), and The Crucible (1953); * Thornton Wilder: Our Town (1938), The Skin of Our Teeth (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), and The Alcestiad (written 1940s).
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American Drama

This collection of essays offers a comprehensive ontroduction to the subject of American theater.

Author: Clive Bloom

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009592077

Category: Drama

Page: 196

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This collection of essays offers a comprehensive ontroduction to the subject of American theater.
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Modern American Drama Playwriting 2000 2009

A Companion to 20th Century American Drama. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007. Kuftinec, Sonja. Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theater.

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350024762

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * Theresa Rebeck: Omnium Gatherum (2003), Mauritius (2007), and The Understudy (2008); * Sarah Ruhl: Eurydice (2003), Clean House (2004), and In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (2009); * Lynn Nottage: Intimate Apparel (2003), Fabulation or Re-Education of Undine (2004), and Ruined (2008); * Charles Mee: Big Love (2000), Wintertime (2005), and Hotel Cassiopeia (2006).
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Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1980s

DECADES OF MODERN AMERICAN DRAMA: PLAYWRITING FROM THE 1930s TO 2009 Modern American Drama: Playwriting in the 1930s by Anne Fletcher Modern American Drama: ...

Author: Sandra G. Shannon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350153646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Decades of Modern American Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: David Mamet: Edmond (1982), Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), Speed-the-Plow (1988) and Oleanna (1992); David Henry Hwang: Family Devotions (1981), The Sound of a Voice (1983) and M. Butterfly (1988); Maria Irene Fornès: The Danube (1982), Mud (1983) and The Conduct of Life (1985); August Wilson: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1984) and Fences (1987).
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Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1960s

Black Drama – 1850 to Present, North American Theatre Online, Alexander Street (2005), accessed 14 March 2017. Baraka, Amiri. Death of Malcolm X. Black ...

Author: Mike Sell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350153622

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * Edward Albee: The American Dream (1960), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), A Delicate Balance (1966) and Tiny Alice (1964 ); * Amiri Baraka: Dutchman (1964), The Slave (1964) and Slaveship (1967); * Adrienne Kennedy: Funnyhouse of a Negro (1964), Cities in Bezique (The Owl Answers and A Beast's Story, 1969), and A Rat's Mass (1967); * Jean-Claude van Itallie: American Hurrah (1966), The Serpent (1968) and War (1963).
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Characteristics of the American Drama

X Turning now , after this long introduction , to the dramas of England and America at the present time , let us consider what French forms we find ...

Author: Alfred Hennequin

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044088293329

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George Jean Nathan and the Making of Modern American Drama Criticism

Bigsby , C. W. E. “ The Absent Voice : The Critic and the Drama . ” Studies in American Drama 1945 - Present Volume 3 , 1988 , 921 . Boyd , Ernest .

Author: Thomas F. Connolly

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637809

Category: Literary Criticism

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"Readers drawn to the "Roaring Twenties," gossip about the Great White Way, discussion of high, middle, and low-brow culture will seek out this book."--BOOK JACKET.
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Popular Culture Icons in Contemporary American Drama

Thus , in important and thorough surveys of contemporary drama such as Bonnie Marranca and Gautam Dasgupta's American Playwrights ( 1981 ) , Ruby Cohn's New ...

Author: Konstantinos Blatanis

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838640087

Category: Literary Criticism

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The discussion addresses the task of theater images in a cultural field where the real is mistaken for its reflection, originality constantly played against seriality, at a moment when simulacra, clones, and emulations of selves and texts become firmly established as the norm. The accommodation of pop icons on stage and the results this framing yields constitute this work's primary interests and aims."--Jacket.
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Revision as Resistance in Twentieth Century American Drama

Redreaming America. ... The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre and the Thirties. ... The Journal of American Drama and Theatre 17.2 (Spring 2005): 30–42.

Author: M. Malburne-Wade

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137441614

Category: Performing Arts

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American dramas consciously rewrite the past as a means of determined criticism and intentional resistance. While modern criticism often sees the act of revision as derivative, Malburne-Wade uses Victor Turner's concept of the social drama and the concept of the liminal to argue for a more complicated view of revision.
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