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A companion to twentieth-century American drama

David Krasner (Editor)
This Companion provides an original and authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of the best scholars and critics in the field.
Print Book, English, 2007
Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 2007
XVIII, 576 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm.
9781405110884, 9781405163682, 1405110880, 1405163682
List of Illustrations x Notes on Contributors xii Foreword by Molly Smith xvii Acknowledgments xix 1. Introduction: The Changing Perceptions of American Drama 1David Krasner 2. American Drama, 1900–1915 3Mark Evans Bryan 3. Ethnic Theatre in America 18Rachel Shteir 4. Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell: Staging Feminism and Modernism, 1915–1941 34J. Ellen Gainor and Jerry Dickey 5. American Experimentalism, American Expressionism, and Early O’Neill 53Deanna M. Toten Beard 6. Many-Faceted Mirror: Drama as Reflection of Uneasy Modernity in the 1920s 69Felicia Hardison Londré 7. Playwrights and Plays of the Harlem Renaissance 91Annemarie Bean 8. Reading Across the 1930s 106Anne Fletcher 9. Famous Unknowns: The Dramas of Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein 127Sarah Bay-Cheng 10. Eugene O’Neill: American Drama and American Modernism 142David Krasner 11. Fissures Beneath the Surface: Drama in the 1940s and 1950s 159Thomas P. Adler 12. Tennessee Williams 175Brenda A. Murphy 13. Expressing and Exploring Faith: Religious Drama in America 192Peter Civetta 14. The American Jewishness of Arthur Miller 209Murray Biggs 15. Drama of the 1960s 229Christopher Olsen 16. Fifteen-Love, Thirty-Love: Edward Albee 247Steven Price 17. The Drama of the Black Arts Movement 263Mike Sell 18. Sam Shepard and the American Sunset: Enchantment of the Mythic West 285Leslie A. Wade 19. Staging the Binary: Asian American Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century 301Daphne Lei 20. August Wilson 318Harry J. Elam, Jr. 21. Native American Drama 334Ann Haugo 22. John Guare and the Popular Culture Hype of Celebrity Status 352Gene A. Plunka 23. Writing Beyond Borders: A Survey of US Latina/o Drama 370Tiffany Ana Lopez 24. ‘‘Off the Porch and into the Scene’’: Southern Women Playwrights Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, Rebecca Gilman, and Jane Martin 388Linda Rohrer Paige 25. David Mamet: America on the American Stage 406Janet V. Haedicke 26. 1970–1990: Disillusionment, Identity, and Discovery 423Mark Fearnow 27. Maria Irene Fornes: Acts of Translation 440Andrew Sofer 28. From Eccentricity to Endurance: Jewish Comedy and the Art of Affirmation 456Julia Listengarten 29. Repercussions and Remainders in the Plays of Paula Vogel: An Essay in Five Moments 473Ann Pellegrini 30. Lesbian and Gay Drama 486Jill Dolan 31. American Drama of the 1990s On and Off-Broadway 504June Schlueter 32. Solo Performance Drama: The Self as Other? 519Stephen J. Bottoms 33. Experimental Drama at the End of the Century 536Ehren Fordyce Index 552