Kushner in an Hour

Kushner in an Hour

by James Fisher


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Kushner in an Hour by James Fisher

By setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Kushner and the plays he wrote. Read Kushner in an Hour and experience his plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play!

The book features:
o Kushner in an Hour, the main essay of the book
o Kushner In a Minute, a snapshot chronology
o A complete listing of Kushner's work
o A list of Kushner's contemporaries in all fields
o Excerpts from Kushner's significant works
o An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader
An index of the main essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936232482
Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2011
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

James Fisher, professor of theatre and head of the Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has authored several books, including Understanding Tony Kushner, The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater: Modernism (co-authored with Felicia Hardison Londr�), The Theater of Tony Kushner. Living Past Hope, Eddie Cantor: A Bio-Bibliography, Spencer Tracy: A Bio-Bibliography, Al Jolson: A Bio-Bibliography, and The Theatre of Yesterday and Tomorrow: Commedia dell'Arte on the Modern Stage. He has edited "We Will Be Citizens�: New Essays on Gay and Lesbian Theater, six volumes of The Puppetry Yearbook, and Tony Kushner: New Essays on the Art and Politics of the Plays. He is also a director and actor, author of two plays (The Bogus Bride and The Braggart Soldier, freely adapted fromD Plautus's Miles Gloriosus ), and served as book review editor for both the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism and Broadside, the publication of the Theatre Library Association. Fisher was McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Research Scholar at Wabash College in 1987�1988 and 1999�2000, where he taught for twenty-nine years, and was named "Theatre Person of the Year"by the Indiana Theatre Association in 1997. In 2007, Fisher received the Betty Jean Jones Award for Excellence in the Teaching of American Theatre from the American Theatre and Drama Society.

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