American Drama Criticism

Interpretations and criticism of plays by American dramatists published from 1890 to 1977 are indexed by author with indices of critics and playwrights and lists of books and periodicals drawn upon.

Author: Floyd Eugene Eddleman

Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Shoe String Press

ISBN: UOM:39015015205654

Category: Reference

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Interpretations and criticism of plays by American dramatists published from 1890 to 1977 are indexed by author with indices of critics and playwrights and lists of books and periodicals drawn upon.
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Dramatizations of American Novels 1900 1917

The latter three dramatizations represent the best - selling novels in the ... treating the stage adaptations of this popular form of American fiction .

Author: Glenn Loney


ISBN: STANFORD:36105025525499

Category: American drama

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American Drama of the Twentieth Century

But it was not the home of an artistically significant literature. Serious American drama at its most ambitious reached the level of blank ...

Author: Gerald M. Berkowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317901723

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this book Professor Berkowitz studies the diversity of American drama from the stylistic, experimental plays of O'Neill, through verse, tragedy and community theatre, to the theatre of the 1990s. The discussions range through dramatists, plays, genres and themes, with full supporting appendix material. It also examines major dramatists such as Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, Sam Shephard, Tennessee Williams and August Wilson and covers not only the Broadway scene but also off Broadway movements and fringe theatres and such subjects as women's and African-American drama.
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The Chronology of American Literature

AWARDS AND PRIZES , 1920-1929 Pulitzer Prizes 1920 Fiction : No Prize Awarded Drama : Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill History : The War with Mexico by ...

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618168214

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.
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American Tall Tales A Companion Reader with Dramatizations

The dramatized version of this work contained within this book may ONLY be performed live in a home ... Pecos Bill (Legendary character)—Juvenile fiction.

Author: Jim Weiss

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9781942968979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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Ride across Texas on a mountain lion with Pecos Bill...Work up a giant appetite with the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan...spread happiness with Johnny Appleseed...and confront the Fastest Draw in the West! This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of Jim Weiss’s award-winning storytelling performance of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, available on MP3 and audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press. Ride across Texas on a mountain lion with Pecos Bill...Work up a giant appetite with the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan...spread happiness with Johnny Appleseed...and confront the Fastest Draw in the West! This beautifully illustrated Companion Reader is an exact transcript of Jim Weiss’s award-winning storytelling performance of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, available on MP3 and audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press. For decades, Jim Weiss has entertained his many listeners with gripping plots, vivid characters, and beautiful words. But his performances are much more than mere entertainment. Jim's stories build language skills by filling young minds with wonderful vocabulary, complex sentence structures, and rich images. Now, our Companion Readers bring these language-learning benefits to a new level. Language, both written and oral, is most easily and thoroughly learned when heard, read, and spoken. Listen to the Jim Weiss performance on CD or MP3. Read along with the performance. The first half of this book as word-for-word transcript of Jim Weiss's performance. Students can improve their reading fluency, vocabulary, and their understanding of punctuation, sentence structure, and grammar by following along as Jim performs these words. Even students who are not at the level represented in this book can be moved forward in reading competency by reading along as Jim speaks the words. Say the words. The final element in language learning is to speak great words and sentences out loud. The has been turned into a short, accessible dramatic version that can be performed by two or more actors. The plays can be memorized or read from the scripts; either way, students will begin to gain confidence in their own language use and in their ability to speak in front of others.
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American Drama

List continued from previous page Brian Docherty (editor) AMERICAN CRIME FICTION: Studies in the Genre AMERICAN HORROR FICTION: From Brockden Brown to ...

Author: Clive Bloom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349240869

Category: Literary Criticism

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An introduction to American drama, aimed at students, academics and serious readers, which is also concerned that the unfamiliar names and forgotten voices of those who made a major contribution to its history, have been unfairly neglected.
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

DRAMA DRAMA plays was produced . His important place in American drama rests solely on The Contrast . America's first professional dramatist was William ...

Author: Steven R. Serafin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417779

Category: Literary Criticism

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.
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Empire and Slavery in American Literature 1820 1865

The artifice of Hiawatha's character was acceptable to an audience con- ditioned by fiction and drama—and even by the ethnological writing that burgeoned by ...

Author: Eric J. Sundquist

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578068630

Category: Literary Criticism

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The flourishing of pre-Civil War literature known as the American Renaissance occurred in a volatile context of national expansion and sectional strife. Canonical writers such as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as those more recently acclaimed, such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, emerged amidst literature devoted to questions of nationalism, exploration, empire, the frontier, and slavery. This outpouring included some of the most important early works in African American, American Indian, and Chicana/Chicano literature. Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865 tells the story of this exceptionally vibrant and wide-ranging multicultural "renaissance" of our national literature. Scores of diaries, reports, and memoirs, in addition to a diverse imaginative literature, documented the nation's expansion to its modern continental borders, along with exploration of territory far beyond. Driven by belief in the "manifest destiny" of Americans to bring liberty to new lands, narratives of empire ranged from the heroic to the fantastic, and they spawned a popular frontier literature that created some of the most enduring myths of America. At the same time, expansion provoked a corresponding literature of dispossession by American Indians and Mexicans that combined protest with statements of pride and independence. Accompanying expansion was the contentious and ultimately tragic debate over slavery carried out in a voluminous proslavery and antislavery literature that took the form of speeches, pamphlets, autobiography, poetry, and fiction. By juxtaposing the literature of slavery with the literatures of exploration and the frontier, Empire and Slavery traces the formative features of the national image of the United States. Eric J. Sundquist is UCLA Foundation Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature, The Hammers of Creation: Folk Culture in Modern African-American Fiction, and Strangers in the Land: Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America, among other books.
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African American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students

... are unvarnished, provocative dramatizations of racism, race relations, class conflict, ... artistically adventurous period of African American drama.

Author: Hans A. Ostrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440871511

Category: Literary Criticism

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This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century. Provides an essential introduction to African American writers and topics, from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st Covers the major authors and key topics in African American literature Gives students an accessible and approachable overview of African American literature
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A Companion to American Literature and Culture

Although few of the plays were performed, their popularity as texts proved both the people's appetite for the genre and the utility of drama for the ...

Author: Paul Lauter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444320637

Category: Literary Criticism

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This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. * Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more * Demonstrates that American literature was multicultural before Europeans arrived on the continent, and even more so thereafter * Offers three distinct paradigms for thinking about American literature, focusing on: genealogies of American literary study; writers and issues; and contemporary theories and practices * Enables students and researchers to generate richer, more varied and more comprehensive readings of American literature
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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

NOVELS DRAMATIZED ON AMERICAN STAGES. Novels and short stories have long been the source for much popular theatre. One might even suggest that since ...



ISBN: 9780195169867



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A People s History of English and American Literature

In England there was also a trace of drama in the rural dances . Yet the rebirth of English drama was not to come from any of these activities .

Author: Eugene V. Moran

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590333039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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With special emphasis on literary merit, this book chronicles the literature of the great nations of Britain and America from their earliest origins to the twenty-first century.
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A History of American Literature

No one of these men , however , had any real faith in the American drama or in the native subject . Edwin Forrest ( 1806–1872 ) encouraged the Philadelphia ...

Author: Moses Coit Tyler

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: American literature

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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

BLISTEIN , ELMER M. Drama of the soul in Shakespeare's ... FIELD , MERVIN D. Dramatizations of American fiction . ESTRIN , MARK WALTER . Draps de papier .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357219

Category: Copyright

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Minor American Fiction 1920 1940

His novels are an uneasy combination of poetry , prose and drama , the motivating impulse for which may have been Thomas Hardy's The Dynasts ( 1903-8 ) .

Author: C. J. Partridge

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9062036651

Category: American fiction

Page: 98

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The Nascence of American Literature

But drama tends to be the most universal of the forms of literature, and although Dunlap had great enthusiasm for the development of an American drama, ...

Author: Darrel Abel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595250899

Category: Literary Criticism

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Early Writings about exploration and settlement of America, and discussion of the careers and writings of Edwards, Franklin, Paine, Jefferson, Taylor, Wigglesworth, the Mathers, Byrd, Hamilton, Brown, Freneau, Irving, Cooper, Bryant, and many others. The book traces the progress from writings about America by foreign observers to the emergence of belletristic literature by native Americans.
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