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By David Krasner

ISBN-10: 1405110880

ISBN-13: 9781405110884

ISBN-10: 1405137347

ISBN-13: 9781405137348

This better half offers an unique and authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama stories, written by way of the very best students and critics within the box.

  • Balances attention of canonical fabric with dialogue of works by means of formerly marginalized playwrights
  • Includes reports of major dramatists, resembling Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein
  • Allows readers to make new hyperlinks among specific performs and playwrights
  • Examines the activities that framed the century, resembling the Harlem Renaissance, lesbian and homosexual drama, and the solo performances of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties
  • Situates American drama inside greater discussions approximately American principles and culture

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Salvation Nell was produced by Harrison Grey Fiske, an admirer of Henrik Ibsen, in a production that Quinn hailed as ‘‘as realistic a picture of slum life as can be imagined’’ (1927, vol. 2: 86). In The Nigger (1910), Sheldon combines melodrama and social critique. 3 Set among the corrupt business and political leaders of an unidentified state in the South, The Nigger follows Philip Morrow, a white racist governor controlled by a powerful business monopoly, a corrupt media, and the secret of his African heritage.

Ethnic theatres existed from the late eighteenth century. For the first groups of settlers, such as the French in Louisiana and the Italians in San Francisco, theatre served two purposes: it created a social center and it conjured remembrances of homeland. More than generating new plays, these theatres, for the most part, produced classics such as Molie`re and Shakespeare. New plays and genres in the ethnic theatre increased during Jacksonian America (ca. 1820s and 1830s), as Irish and German immigrants poured into New York and other locales.

A History of American Drama from the Civil War to the Present Day, vols. 1 and 2. New York: Harper. Richardson, G. A. (1993). American Drama: From the Colonial Period Through World War I. New York: Twayne. Sheldon, E. (1953). The Boss. In A. H. ), Representative American Plays, from 1767 to the Present Day, 7th ed. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. Sklar, R. (1975). Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies. New York: Vintage. American Drama, 1900–1915 17 Slotkin, R. (1994). The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800– 1890.

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