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American playwrights, a critical survey

by Bonnie Marranca

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Published by Drama Book Specialists in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Off-Broadway theater

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBonnie Marranca & Gautam Dasgupta.
    ContributionsDasgupta, Gautam, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS351 .M35
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. <1 > ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4108887M
    ISBN 100896760472, 0896760480
    LC Control Number80023745

    What did Ernest Hemingway mean by all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights ' . M. Salem's A Guide to Critical Reviews: Part I: American Drama, (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, ) is limited to first-night reviews of plays by American playwrights, but this is the type of material which is often very difficult to locate. For each play, Salem lists opening date and.

    The rapid growth of the departments of American Civilization in our colleges and universities is an indication of the need for a history of American Literature which reflects the opinions and desires of the people who have read and inspired it as well as those who have created it. Developed in regional theatres, off - Broadway, and off - off - Broadway, the eight plays collected here represent the richness and tremendous breadth of the American theatre since the s. The playwrights - Christopher Durang, John Guare, A. R. Gurney, Beth Henley, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, David Rabe, and August Wilson - have won Tony and Obie Awards, Drama Desk .

      Provides information on "52 Asian American dramatists of origins from India, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, and China. Each entry includes relevant biographical information that contextualizes the works of a playwright, an interpretive description of selected plays that spotlights recurring themes and plots, a summary of the playwright's . Critical Evaluation (Critical Survey of Literature for Students) have made Hwang one of the most important American playwrights of the twentieth century and the you with any book .


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