Contemporary American Drama
Published by Edinburgh University Press
- Examines the influence of international figures such as Aristotle, Brecht, Artaud and Boal who are central to theatre as a discipline
- Explores realistic and anti-realistic styles of American drama and their political and social implications, along with key critical terms and movements
- Places the complexity of contemporary American drama within its political, sexual and ethnic contexts
- Includes rare images from La MaMa Archive/Ellen Stewart Private Collection
- Discusses in detail Stairs to the Roof and Camino Real by Tennessee Williams, Death of a Salesman and The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Dutchman and The Slave by Amira Baraka, Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy, The Tooth of Crime and True West by Sam Shepherd and American Buffalo by David Mamet as well as a range of other texts and performers."