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The family in twentieth-century American drama

by Thaddeus Wakefield

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Domestic drama, American -- History and criticism,
  • Family in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [97]-114) and index.

    Other titlesFamily in 20th century American drama
    StatementThaddeus Wakefield.
    SeriesModern American literature,, v. 39, Modern American literature (New York, N.Y.) ;, v. 39.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS338.F35 W35 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination117 p. ;
    Number of Pages117
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3672178M
    ISBN 100820463213
    LC Control Number2003002304

    "In Revision as Resistance in Twentieth-Century American Drama, Malburne-Wade extends Harold Bloom's notions of 'anxiety' and 'misreading' in relation to intertextuality. But she also steps away from the Bloomian psychology to lay bare the moral dimensions of the 'bleed' and 'discomfort' involved in consciously revisiting and revising earlier. By the time of Miller's third Broadway play, The Crucible (), audiences were ready to accept his belief that "a poetic drama rooted in American speech and manners" was the only way to produce a tragedy out of the common man's life. The play was set in Salem, Massachusetts, in , a time when many people were accused of being witches and.

    Twentieth-century theatre describes a period of great change within the theatrical culture of the 20th century, mainly in Europe and North was a widespread challenge to long-established rules surrounding theatrical representation; resulting in the development of many new forms of theatre, including modernism, Expressionism, Impressionism, political theatre and . of the professional feminist movement in the early twentieth century and the "rise and fall of the New Woman in drama."5 This characterization, often attributed to the influence of Ibsen's Nora in A Doll House, was developed by American dramatists of both sexes who were inspired by the impact on the public of the early Women's Movement.

    Book Description. In this book Professor Berkowitz studies the diversity of American drama from the stylistic, experimental plays of O'Neill, through verse, tragedy and community theatre, to the theatre of the s. The discussions range through dramatists, plays, genres and themes, with full supporting appendix material. English Twentieth Century American Drama: Family, History, and the American Dream the father of American drama, and another to Horton Foote, drawn from the topic prompts and five abstracts of a critical or theoretical article or book.


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