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American dramatists, 1918-1945

Author: Bernard F Dukore
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1984.
Series: Grove Press modern dramatists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Grove Press Hardcover edView all editions and formats
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1918-1945 was the period when American's first wave of major dramatists came of age. In this study the author examines some of the most influential playwrights of the period. He explores a whole range of drama, from the realistic melodrama of Lillian Hellman's Little Foxes and the poetic and lyric realism of Saroyan's The Time of Your Life to the comedies of Kaufman and Hart and the expressionism of The Adding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard F Dukore
ISBN: 0394542932 9780394542935 0394623401 9780394623405 0394542924 9780394542928
OCLC Number: 11068033
Description: xiv, 191 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Watershed years --
Elmer Rice --
E.E. Cummings --
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart --
Maxwell Anderson --
Clifford Odets --
Thornton Wilder --
Lillian Hellman --
William Saroyan --
Looking back.
Series Title: Grove Press modern dramatists.
Responsibility: Bernard F. Dukore.

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1918-1945 was the period when American's first wave of major dramatists came of age. In this study the author examines some of the most influential playwrights of the period. He explores a whole range of drama, from the realistic melodrama of Lillian Hellman's Little Foxes and the poetic and lyric realism of Saroyan's The Time of Your Life to the comedies of Kaufman and Hart and the expressionism of The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice.

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