American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940 by Brenda MurphyAmerican Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940 by Brenda Murphy

American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940

byBrenda Murphy

Paperback | July 10, 2008

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The importance of Native American realism is traced through a study of the evolution of dramatic theory from the early 1890s through World War I and the uniquely American innovations in realistic drama between world wars.
Title:American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.55 inPublished:July 10, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521067669

ISBN - 13:9780521067669


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The state of the art: the American theatrical scene in the 1880s; 2. Realistic dramatic theory; 3. The literary realists as playwrights; 4. The transition: American realistic drama in the commercial theater, 1890-1915; 5. The cutting edge: Eugene O'Neill's realism, 1913-1933; 6. Place and personality: innovations in realistic setting and character, 1916-1940; 7. The final integration: innovations in realistic thought and structure, 1916-1940; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.