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Modern Dramatists: A Casebook of the Major British and American Playwrights
     

Modern Dramatists: A Casebook of the Major British and American Playwrights

by Kimball King
 

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This comprehensive collection gathers critical essays on the major works of the foremost American and British playwrights of the 20th century, written by leading figures in drama/performance studies.

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This comprehensive collection gathers critical essays on the major works of the foremost American and British playwrights of the 20th century, written by leading figures in drama/performance studies.

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Manchesteronstage.co.uk
...this is a useful and very reasonably priced introduction to an attractive series, which will undoubtedly tempt you to delve further into the life of at least one of the playwrights covered.
Library Journal
This collection of 26 essays is derived from Garland's "Casebook on Modern Dramatists" series in response to reader's requests for a single volume on recent dramatists. The essays reprinted here do not exceed 20 pages in length and run the (alphabetical) gamut from John Arden to Lanford Wilson. The quality of each essay is high; the opinions and observations are insightful, and the writing is accessible to the persistent undergraduate or theater practitioner. Two particular favorites: Tish Dace's "Who Wrote John Arden's Plays?" is an impassioned appeal for the recognition of Margaretta D'Arcy's collaboration with Arden on all of his work, while Laura Hanson's "Broadway Babies" documents the evolving female character in Stephen Sondheim's work, of particular interest to actors and directors. But who is the audience for this anthology? Judging by holdings information, the individual volumes of the series have penetrated the library market rather successfully. The present work, in its paperback format, would be of most value to students, actors, directors, and dramaturgs and as supplementary reading for dramatic literature courses. Recommended to undergraduate collections without most of the volumes of the original series. Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815339267
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Studies in Modern Drama Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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