|Krasner, David (ed.)|
A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
1. Edition March 2007
2007. 600 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-6368-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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).