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American Drama in Social Context
     

American Drama in Social Context

by Morris Freedman, Harry T. Moore (Preface by)
 

This provocative and valuable guide to modern drama covers the period of the 1930s to the present. In Morris Freedman’s view, American drama has run the gamut from social commentary to sexualism and bru­tality exhibited on the stage, then and now, as texts of the time, shaped by the powerful social forces which have made American drama peculiarly

Overview

This provocative and valuable guide to modern drama covers the period of the 1930s to the present. In Morris Freedman’s view, American drama has run the gamut from social commentary to sexualism and bru­tality exhibited on the stage, then and now, as texts of the time, shaped by the powerful social forces which have made American drama peculiarly responsive to the values held by its audiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809305261
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1971
Series:
A Chicago Classic Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Morris Freedman is Professor of English at the University of Maryland and the author of The Moral Impulse.

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