Wendy Wasserstein; A Casebook

Wendy Wasserstein; A Casebook

by Claudia Barnett
     
 

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Wendy Wasserstein: A Casebook contains in-depth discussions of the playwright's major works, including her recent play 1 An American Daughter. Wasserstein's plays and essays are explored within diverse traditions, including Jewish storytelling, women's writing, and classical comedy. Critical perspectives include feminist, Bakhtinian, and

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Wendy Wasserstein: A Casebook contains in-depth discussions of the playwright's major works, including her recent play 1 An American Daughter. Wasserstein's plays and essays are explored within diverse traditions, including Jewish storytelling, women's writing, and classical comedy. Critical perspectives include feminist, Bakhtinian, and actor/director. Comparisons with other playwrights, such as Rachel Crothers, Caryl Churchill, and Anton Chekhov, provide context and understanding. An interview with the playwright and an annotated bibliography are included.

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Wendy Wasserstein is one of America's foremost playwrights. At times her gender has led to unfair evaluation of her work because critics looking for a straightforward feminist point of view are likely to be disappointed by her complex vision of life. This collection includes essays that contextualize and analyze her writing from a variety of perspectives. Topics include female communities in , the role of women in , and the unfavorable critical reception of . Includes an interview with the playwright. The editor is an assistant professor at Middle Tennessee State University Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815329534
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Casebooks on Modern Dramatists Series, #26
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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