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Krasner, David (ed.)
A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

1. Edition March 2007
53.90 Euro
2007. 600 Pages, Softcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-1-4051-6368-2 - John Wiley & Sons

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This Companion provides an original and authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of the best scholars and critics in the field.

From the contents
List of Illustrations.

Notes on Contributors.

Preface: Molly Smith (Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.).


1. Introduction: The Changing Perceptions of American Drama: David Krasner (Yale University).

2. American Drama 1900-1915: Mark Evans Bryan (Dennison University).

3. Ethnic American Drama: Rachel Shteir (DePaul University).

4. Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell: Staging Feminism and Modernism, 1915-1941: J. Ellen Gainor (Cornell University) and Jerry Dickey (University of Arizona).

5. American Experimentalism, American Expressionism, and Early O'Neill: DeAnna M. Toten Beard (Baylor University).

6. Many-Faceted Mirror: Drama as Reflection of Uneasy Modernity in the Twenties: Felicia Hardison Londré (University of Missouri-Kansas City).

7. Playwrights and Plays of the Harlem Renaissance: Annemarie Bean (Williams College).

8. Reading Across the 1930s: Anne Fletcher (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale).

9. Famous Unknowns: The Dramas of Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein: Sarah Bay-Cheng (Colgate University).

10. Eugene O'Neill: American Drama and American Modernism: David Krasner (Yale University).

11. Fissures Beneath the Surface: Drama in the 1940s and 1950s: Thomas Adler (Purdue University).

12. Tennessee Williams: Brenda Murphy (University of Connecticut).

13. Expression and Exploring Faith: Religious Drama in America: Peter Civetta (Cornell University).

14. The Jewishness of Arthur Miller: Murray Biggs (Yale University).

15. Drama of the 1960s: Christopher Olsen (York College and Millerville University).

16. Fifteen-Love, Thirty-Love: Edward Albee: Steven Price (University of Wales, Bangor).

17. The Drama of the Black Arts Movement: Mike Sell (Indiana University of Pennsylvania).

18. Sam Shepard and the American Sunset: Enchantment of the Mythic West: Leslie A. Wade (Louisiana State University).

19. Staging the Binary: Asian American Theatre in the Late Twentieth Century: Daphne Lei (University of California, Irvine).

20. August Wilson: Harry J. Elam, Jr. (Stanford University).

21. Native American Drama: Ann Haugo (Illinois State University).

22. John Guare and the Popular Culture Hype of Celebrity Status: Gene A. Plunka (University of Memphis).

23. Writing Beyond Borders: A Survey of U. S. Latina/o Drama: Tiffany Ana Lopez (University of California, Riverside).

24. Off the Porch and into the Scene: Southern Women Playwrights Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, Rebecca Gilman and Jane Martin: Linda Rohrer Paige (Georgia Southern University).

25. David Mamet: America on the American Stage: Janet V. Haedicke (University of Louisiana at Monroe).

26. 1970-1990: Disillusionment, Identity, and Discovery: Mark Fearnow (Hanover College).

27. Maria Irene Fornes: Andrew Sofer (Boston College).

28. From Eccentricity to Endurance: Jewish Comedy and the Art of Affirmation: Julia Listengarten (University of Central Florida).

29. Repercussions and Remainders in the Plays of Paul Vogel: An Essay in Five Moments: Ann Pellegrini (New York University).

30. Lesbian and Gay Drama: Jill Dolan (University of Texas).

31. American Drama of the 1990s On- and Off-Broadway: June Schlueter (Lafayette College).

32. Solo Performance Drama: The Self as Other? Stephen Bottoms (University of Glasgow).

33. Experimental Drama at the End of the Century: Ehren Fordyce (Stanford University).




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