Modern American Drama, 1945-2000 by C. W. E. BigsbyModern American Drama, 1945-2000 by C. W. E. Bigsby

Modern American Drama, 1945-2000

byC. W. E. Bigsby

Paperback | January 8, 2001

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In this new edition of the widely-acclaimed Modern American Drama Christopher Bigsby completes his survey of postwar theater and brings the reader up to 2000. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, including surveys of major figures such as Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, and Sam Shepard, Bigsby also explores recent works by established dramatists.
Title:Modern American Drama, 1945-2000Format:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:January 8, 2001Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521794102

ISBN - 13:9780521794107


Table of Contents

Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; 1. The absent voice: American drama and the critic; 2. Eugene O'Neill's Endgame; 3. Tennessee Williams: the theatricalising self; 4. Arthur Miller: the moral imperative; 5. Edward Albee: journey to apocalypse; 6. A Broadway interlude; 7. Sam Shepard: imagining America; 8. David Mamet: all true stories; 9. The performing self; 10. Redefining the centre: politics, race, gender; 11. Beyond Broadway; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Impressive in its scope, provides invaluable insights, and motivates the reader to take a closer look at the plays analyzed." Zeitschrift fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik