Word Plays: Collected Writings On Politics And Culture

April 5, 2017|
Word Plays: Collected Writings On Politics And Culture by Robert Brustein
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According to Robert Brustein, the theater should be taken seriously as one of the fine arts, but it should also be considered a means to reflect on our world, times, and culture from a different perspective. However, this presents a great challenge¿the masses must come to appreciate the theater as a means of leisure, but also one of learning. If Word Plays tickles your funny bone as well as touches your mind, then Brustein will have achieved his goal.

Word Plays, a collection of Brustein¿s articles, satires, and skits, is his attempt to both entertain and educate about the current political and cultural environment in America. Openly positioning himself as a left-leaning political observer, Brustein¿s material is wide-ranging and witty. His provocative views on contemporary politics and his ease with a broad range of subjects, from Shakespeare to The Sopranos, makes this an enjoyable, engaging, and reflective volume.

The book is divided into three sections. The first is a set of short essays, many of which link political themes to the dramatic arts and others that are purely political commentary. The second includes a series of "dramatic commentaries"¿short skits¿ lampooning contemporary politics and modern American life. The final section consists of "elegies and eulogies" honoring recently deceased icons of the American theater.

Introduction I Literary Word Plays 1 The Contemporary American Theater 2 Arab Spring Forward, Fall Back 3 Theater and the University: Marriage or Misalliance 4 How to Love Your Country 5 Shakespeare's Absent Queen 6 School for Crime 7 Dynasties II Dramatic Word Plays 1 Broken News 2 Poker Face 3 Airport Hell 4 Sex for a Change 5 Kosher...
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Title:Word Plays: Collected Writings On Politics And Culture
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:April 5, 2017
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781412865616

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