Speaking on Stage: Interviews with Contemporary American Playwrights

Speaking on Stage: Interviews with Contemporary American Playwrights

by Philip C. Kolin
     
 

This book offers interviews with 27 of America's leading playwrights whose work has shaped the American theatre since 1945. The interviews are lucid, witty, and insightful, offering entertaining reading. Collectively, the interviews provide a syncretic history of American theatre, showing where our dramatic roots lie and suggesting where our theatrical experiments… See more details below

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This book offers interviews with 27 of America's leading playwrights whose work has shaped the American theatre since 1945. The interviews are lucid, witty, and insightful, offering entertaining reading. Collectively, the interviews provide a syncretic history of American theatre, showing where our dramatic roots lie and suggesting where our theatrical experiments will take us.

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Booknews
A very fine representation of the American theater since 1945 collecting interviews with its leading playwrights conducted by scholars specializing in their work. A partial listing of the 27 writers interviewed is, to say the least, impressive: Edward Albee, Beth Henley, Adrienne Kennedy, Tony Kushner, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Ntozake Shange, Neil Simon, and Wendy Wasserstein. The interviewers have an uncanny knack to ask the questions we would, such as Kushner's views on queer politics, or what Shange perceives as her strengths in writing, resulting in a fascinating discourse on language. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817307967
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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