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American realism and American drama, 1880-1940

Author: Brenda Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The importance of native American realism is traced through a study of the evolution of dramatic theory from the early 1890s through World War I and the uniquely American innovations in realistic drama between world wars.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Murphy
ISBN: 0521327113 9780521327114
OCLC Number: 13759940
Description: xiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The state of the art: the American theatrical scene in the 1880s --
Realistic dramatic theory --
The literary realists as playwrights --
The transition: American realistic drama in the commercial theater, 1890-1915 --
The cutting edge: Eugene O'Neill's realism, 1913-1933 --
Place and personality: innovations in realistic setting and character, 1916-1940 --
The final integration: innovations in realistic thought and structure, 1916-1940.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Responsibility: Brenda Murphy.
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