American Drama 1945 - 2000: An Introduction / Edition 1

American Drama 1945 - 2000: An Introduction / Edition 1

by David Krasner
ISBN-10:
140512086X
ISBN-13:
9781405120869
Pub. Date:
08/21/2006
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

American Drama 1945 - 2000: An Introduction / Edition 1

This concise introduction to American drama gives readers an overview of how American drama developed from the end of the Second World War to the turn of the twenty-first century.

  • Provides a balanced assessment of the major plays and playwrights of the period.
  • Shows how these dramatists broke new ground in their contribution to political, economic, social and cultural debates, as well as in their dramaturgical strategies.
  • Organized chronologically, with plays, playwrights and movements clustered around different movements such as realism and experimentalism.
  • Gives readers a sense of the development of American drama over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405120869
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/21/2006
Series: Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Politics, Existentialism, and American Drama, 1935–1945.

2 Money Is Life: American Drama, 1945–1959.

3 Reality and Illusion: American Drama, 1960–1975.

4 Mad as Hell: American Drama, 1976–1989.

5 The Body in Pain: American Drama, 1990–2000.

Notes.

Selected bibliography.

Index.

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