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The first book-length study to focus on Don DeLilloâ€™s plays, Staging Don DeLillo brings the authorâ€™s theatre works to the forefront. Rebecca Rey explores four central themes that emerge across DeLilloâ€™s theatre oeuvre: the centrality of language; the human fear of death; the elusiveness of truth; and the deceptive, slippery nature of personal identity. Rey examines all seven of DeLilloâ€™s plays chronologically: â€˜The Engineer of Moonlightâ€™ (1979), The Day Room (1986), the one-minute plays â€˜The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed Into Heavenâ€™ (1990), and â€˜The Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Lifeâ€™ (2000), Valparaiso (1999), Love-Lies-Bleeding (2006), and The Word for Snow (2014). Written in clear, accessible language, and interweaving critique of DeLilloâ€™s novels throughout, this book will appeal not only to DeLillo scholars but also to anyone working on contemporary literature and drama.
Number of Pages: 157
Genre: Literary Criticism, Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Theater / General
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Rebecca Rey
Street Date: March 31, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-5448
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