American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940by Brenda Murphy
Pub. Date: 07/10/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The importance of native American realism is traced through a study of the evolution of dramatic theory from the early 1890s through World War I and the uniquely American innovations in realistic drama between world wars.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #22
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The state of the art: the American theatrical scene in the 1880s; 2. Realistic dramatic theory; 3. The literary realists as playwrights; 4. The transition: American realistic drama in the commercial theater, 1890–1915; 5. The cutting edge: Eugene O'Neill's realism, 1913–1933; 6. Place and personality: innovations in realistic setting and character, 1916–1940; 7. The final integration: innovations in realistic thought and structure, 1916–1940; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.
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