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Masterpieces of 20th-century American drama

Author: Susan C W Abbotson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Series: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces.
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American playwrights have made enormous contributions to world drama during the last century, and their works are widely read and performed. This reference conveniently introduces 10 of the most important modern American plays read by students. An introductory essay concisely overviews modern American drama, and each of the chapters that follow examines a particular play. Among the plays discussed are Thornton  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Abbotson, Susan C.W., 1961-
Masterpieces of 20th-century American drama.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005014520
(OCoLC)60492103
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C W Abbotson
ISBN: 0313027234 9780313027239 9780313332234 0313332231
OCLC Number: 61773287
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages).
Contents: Thornton Wilder, Our town (1938) --
Tennessee Williams, A streetcar named Desire (1947) --
Arthur Miller, Death of a salesman (1949) --
Arthur Miller, The crucible (1953) --
Eugene O'Neill, Long day's journey into night (1956) --
Lorraine Hansberry, A raisin in the sun (1959) --
Edward Albee, Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) --
Sam Shepard, Buried child (1978) --
David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) --
August Wilson, The piano lesson (1987).
Series Title: Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces.
Responsibility: Susan C.W. Abbotson.
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Chapters discuss 10 major works of modern American drama widely read by students.  Read more...

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"After a succinct overview, Abbotson presents 10 masterpieces by some of America's best-known playwrights, paying some small tribute to gender and ethnicity. From Thorton Wilder's Our Town to August Read more...

 
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