American Drama in Social Context

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This provocative and valuable guide to modern drama covers the period of the 1930s to the present. In Morris Freedman’s view, American drama has run the gamut from social commentary to sexualism and bru­tality exhibited on the stage, then and now, as texts of the time, shaped by the powerful social forces which have made American drama peculiarly responsive to the values held by its audiences.

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Overview

This provocative and valuable guide to modern drama covers the period of the 1930s to the present. In Morris Freedman’s view, American drama has run the gamut from social commentary to sexualism and bru­tality exhibited on the stage, then and now, as texts of the time, shaped by the powerful social forces which have made American drama peculiarly responsive to the values held by its audiences.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780809305261
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1971
  • Series: Crosscurrents/Modern Critiques Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 4.88 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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Morris Freedman is Professor of English at the University of Maryland and the author of The Moral Impulse.

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