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Contemporary American Drama

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ISBN-10: 0748624945

ISBN-13: 9780748624942

Edition: 2007

Authors: Annette J. Saddik, Annette Saddik, Andy Mousley

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"Contemporary American Drama" explores the roots of contemporary drama in the United States and its development from the 1960s to the present day. Examining the work of influential playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, David Mamet, Adrienne Kennedy, August Wilson, and Tony Kushner, it presents contemporary drama as primarily a drama of postmodernism. Key avant-garde theatre groups and 'happenings', as well as the work of controversial performance artists such as Karen Finley, Holly Hughes, Tim Miller, and Eve Ensler are also discussed in cultural context. The book is organized into six chapters: the background of contemporary American theatre through the…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Series Preface
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction
Experimental Innovations After the Second World War
Revisiting the American Dream
African-American Theatre: Voices from the Margins
Avant-Garde Theatre Groups: Revolutions in Performance
Postmodern Presentations: Questioning Boundaries of Representation
The Politics of Identity and Exclusion
Fragmented Representations of American Identity in the Theatre of the Vietnam War
The 'NEA Four' and Performance Art: Making Visible the Invisible
Conclusion
Student Resources
Glossary
Guide to Further Reading
Index