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A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama

Author: C W E Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982-1985.
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American drama's maturation into a respected and vital art form is chronicled in this critical trilogy encompassing major trends and playwrights of the 20th century.

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Bigsby, C. W. E.
Critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982-1985
(OCoLC)746582072
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Arthur Miller; Edward Albee
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C W E Bigsby
ISBN: 0521242274 9780521242271 0521271169 9780521271165
OCLC Number: 7978088
Description: 3 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Vol 1: 1900-1940 --
Provincetown: the birth of the twentieth-century American drama --
Eugene O'Neill --
The theatre guild and its playwrights --
The group theatre and Clifford Odets --
Left-wing theatre --
The federal theatre and the living newspaper --
Black drama --
Thornton Wilder --
Lillian Hellman --
Vol 2: Williams/ Miller/ Albee --
Tennessee Williams --
Arthur Miller --
Edward Albee --
Vol 3: Beyond Broadway --
Part I: Beyond Broadway --
Zen, happenings, Artaud, Grotowski --
Part II: Performance theatre --
The living theatre --
The open theatre --
The performance group --
Part III: The theatre of images: art, theatre and the real --
Robert Wilson --
Richard Foreman --
Lee Breuer --
Part IV: The playwright --
Sam Shepard --
David Mamet --
Part V: The theatre of commitment --
The San Francisco Mime Troupe --
Bread and puppet --
El teatro campesino --
American Indian theatre --
Black theatre --
Gay theatre --
Women's theatre.
Responsibility: C.W.E. Bigsby.
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