Twenty years after Tony Kushner's influential Angels in America seemed to declare a revitalized potency for the popular political play, there is a "No Politics" prejudice undermining US production and writing. This book explores the largely unrecognized cultural patterns that discourage political playwriting on the contemporary American stage.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Series:||Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Nelson Pressley recently received his PhD from the University of Maryland.
Table of ContentsIntroduction. No Politics, Please, We're American 1. "Politics" 2. The Case of Kushner 3. Reception and the Anti-Political Prejudice in America 4. State of the Nation: UK and US 5. American Shenanigans 6. Wendy Wasserstein's Washington 7. Erasing the Playwright Conclusion