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Published: 13 September 2007

248 Pages | 12 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748624942

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Contemporary American Drama

Annette Saddik

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."

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