The Playwright's Voice: American Dramatists on Memory, Writing and the Politics of Culture

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This new volume of interviews with contemporary playwrights attests to the fact the dramatic art is alive and well in America and celebrates the art and talent of fifteen of the theatre's most important artists. In extensive interviews, they discuss their work, influences and their craft and how the art form relates to our cultural heritage, as well as the state of theatre-its-meaning and purposes as we approach the 21st Century. David Savran lays out their remarkable achievements and provides telling insights ...
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The Playwright's Voice: American Dramatists on Memory, Writing and the Politics of Culture

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This new volume of interviews with contemporary playwrights attests to the fact the dramatic art is alive and well in America and celebrates the art and talent of fifteen of the theatre's most important artists. In extensive interviews, they discuss their work, influences and their craft and how the art form relates to our cultural heritage, as well as the state of theatre-its-meaning and purposes as we approach the 21st Century. David Savran lays out their remarkable achievements and provides telling insights to their work in his substantial introductions to each interview.

Interviews with: Edward Albee
Jon Robin Baitz
Philip Kan Gotanda
Holly Hughes
Tony Kushner
Terrence McNally
Suzan-Lori Parks
José Rivera
Ntozake Shange
Nicky Silver
Anna Deavere Smith
Paula Vogel
Wendy Wasserstein
Mac Wellman and George C. Wolfe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559361637
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Haunted Stage
Edward Albee 1
Jon Robin Baitz 25
Philip Kan Gotanda 43
Holly Hughes 63
Tony Kushner 87
Terrence McNally 119
Suzan-Lori Parks 139
Jose Rivera 165
Ntozake Shange 189
Nicky Silver 213
Anna Deavere Smith 237
Paula Vogel 263
Wendy Wasserstein 289
Mac Wellman 311
George C. Wolfe 339
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