Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

1st Edition

Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

Routledge
Published November 25, 2014
Reference - 254 Pages
ISBN 9780415630351 - CAT# Y139172
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such celebrated writers as:

• Samuel Beckett

• Caryl Churchill

• Anna Deavere Smith

• Jean Genet

• Sarah Kane

• Heiner Müller

• Arthur Miller

• Harold Pinter

• Sam Shephard

Each short essay is written by one of an international team of academic experts and offers a detailed analysis of the playwright’s key works and career. The introduction provides an historical and theatrical context to the volume, which provides an invaluable overview of modern and contemporary drama.

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