William Inge and the Subversion of Gender: Rewriting Stereotypes in the Plays, Novels,and Screenplays

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American playwright William Inge found success early, winning a Pulitzer for drama and an Academy Award for best screenplay. This close study of Inge's work focuses particularly on his technique of "gendermandering," patterns of gender-role reversals which Inge exploits not only for dramatic effect but also to subvert social expectations
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Overview

American playwright William Inge found success early, winning a Pulitzer for drama and an Academy Award for best screenplay. This close study of Inge's work focuses particularly on his technique of "gendermandering," patterns of gender-role reversals which Inge exploits not only for dramatic effect but also to subvert social expectations
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786420629
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/4/2005
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Johnson is a playwright and teacher. Recipient of numerous awards, he is the author of three previous books on theater and cinema.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 1
1 Stereotypes, gender roles and gendermandering 11
2 The critics 26
3 Major works : Come back, little Sheba; Picnic, bus stop; The dark at the top of the stairs; Splendor in the grass 49
4 Minor works; A loss of roses; Natural affection; Where's daddy?; Good luck, Miss Wyckoff 103
5 Short plays 142
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