Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century

Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century

by Myles Weber
Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century

Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century

by Myles Weber

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Overview

A collection of essay on current USA drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928589204
Publisher: Gival Press
Publication date: 09/28/2014
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Seeking a Post-Ibsenian Playwright9
Buzz14
Oppositional Playwrights, Conformist Views21
Tony Kushner Talking24
Direct Solicitation to Agent29
Hot New Plays!34
David Hare on Broadway41
A British Mini-Boom44
Tom Stoppard, American49
Political Stages52
Light Hitters58
Scary Balding White Men in Suits: Anna Deavere Smith Talks to Us66
Where Arthur Miller Stands69
Holding History75
Edward Albee: The Contrarian Messiah82
August Wilson Grounded86
Middlebrow Annoyances92
Neil Simon on Autopilot99
Moonlighting in Hollywood102
Tennessee Williams on the Incline110
David Mamet in Theory and Practice116
The Goldilocks Formula122
Wither [sic] Theater?128
Afterword: A Not So Safe Space133
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