American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940

American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940

by Brenda Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521067669

ISBN-13: 9780521067669

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521067669
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/10/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
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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