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Modern American drama, 1945-2000

Author: C W E Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Includes discussions of Eugene O'Neil, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard and others.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C W E Bigsby
ISBN: 0521790891 9780521790895 0521794102 9780521794107
OCLC Number: 43648629
Description: xii, 453 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The absent voice: American drama and the critic --
Eugene O'Neill's Endgame --
Tennessee Williams: the theatricalising self --
Arthur Miller: the moral imperative --
Edward Albee: journey to apocalypse --
A Broadway interlude --
Sam Shepard: imagining America --
David Mamet: all true stories --
The performing self --
Redefining the centre: politics, race, gender --
Beyond Broadway.
Responsibility: C.W.E. Bigsby.
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In this new edition of Modern American Drama, Bigsby completes his survey of postwar theatre and brings the reader up to 2000. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, Bigsby also  Read more...


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From the first edition: 'This is both a biographical history of the American playwrights treated, and a highly perceptive factual rendering of the development of American drama in the past half Read more...

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