Hollywood on Stage: Playwrights Evaluate the Culture Industry [NOOK Book]


First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Hollywood on Stage: Playwrights Evaluate the Culture Industry

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A collection of original essays 16 analyzing plays about the movie industry from the 1920s to the present. They concentrate however on such contemporary playwrights as David Mamet, Sam Shepard, David Rabe, and Adrienne Kennedy, highlighting their deconstruction of Hollywood myths to reveal painful social and psychology issues in a manner much darker than the simple satires of earlier decades. Not illustrated. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136525674
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Series: Studies in Modern Drama
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

General Editor's Note
"Engaged in the Art of Photodrama": Merton of the Movies 3
What Makes Sammy Run?: S. N. Behrman and the Fugitive Kind 19
Hollywood as Moral Landscape: Clifford Odets' The Big Knife 39
Hollywood on the Contemporary Stage: Image, Phallic "Players," and the Culture Industry 51
Staging Hollywood, Selling Out 71
Sanctity, Seduction or Settling Scores Against the Swine in Speed-the-Plow? 83
So Dis Is Hollywood: Mamet in Hell 101
The Myth of Narcissus: Shepard's True West and Mamet's Speed-the-Plow 113
Alienation Effects and Exteriorized Subjectivity in Angel City and The Bostonians 125
"It's Symbolic!" - Arthur Kopit's Revised Road to Nirvana and Its Portrayal of Hollywood and Society 141
"The Devil Answers": Drury Pifer's Strindberg in Hollywood 153
The Last Tycoon: Elia Kazan's and Harold Pinter's Unsentimental Hollywood Romance 157
Hollywood as Text in the Plays of Christopher Hampton, with Reference to David Rabe and Others 185
The Clash of Verbal and Visual (Con)Texts: Adrienne Kennedy's (Re)Construction of Racial Polarities in An Evening with Dead Essex and A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White 193
Hollywood as Inspiration for the Stage: The Gay Playwrights' Perspective 211
The Matter of Bodies: Women, Pornography, and Hollywood in Marlane Meyer's Etta Jenks 217
Index 227
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