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Decades of Modern American Drama : Playwriting from the 1930s to 2009 - (Hardcover)

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The Decades of Modern American Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material.
Genre: Literary Criticism, Performing Arts
Series Title: Decades of Modern American Drama: Playwriting from the 1930s to 2009
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Anne Fletcher & Felicia Hardison Londre & Susan C. W. Abbotson & Mike Sell & Sandra G. Shannon
Language: English
Street Date: January 18, 2018
TCIN: 53229473
UPC: 9781472572646
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-4994

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