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Black Women Playwrights: Visions on the American Stage

Black Women Playwrights: Visions on the American Stage

Carol P. Marsh-Lockett, Carol P. Marsh-Lockett
January 05, 2017

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Art of Crime: The Plays and Film of Harold Pinter and David Mamet

The Art of Crime: The Plays and Film of Harold Pinter and David Mamet

Leslie Kane
May 13, 2016

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theatre

Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theatre

Kimball King, Tom Fahy
April 27, 2016

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Captive Audience: Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theatre

Captive Audience: Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theatre

Thomas Fahy, Kimball King
June 09, 2014

The first collection on this important topic, Captive Audience examines the social, gendered, ethnic, and cultural problems of incarceration as explored in contemporary theatre. Beginning with an essay by Harold Pinter, the original contributions discuss work including Harold Pinter's screenplays...

Mama Dada: Gertrude Stein's Avant-Garde Theatre

Mama Dada: Gertrude Stein's Avant-Garde Theatre

Sarah Bay-Cheng
September 29, 2005

Mama Dada is the first book to examine Gertrude Stein's drama within the history of the theatrical and cinematic avant-gardes. Since the publication of Stein's major writings by the Library of America in 1998, interest in her dramatic writing has escalated, particularly in American avant-garde...

The Theater of Tony Kushner

The Theater of Tony Kushner

James Fisher
July 26, 2002

The Theater of Tony Kushner is a comprehensive portrait of the life and work of one of America's most important contemporary playwrights....

The Playwright's Muse

The Playwright's Muse

Joan Herrington
July 05, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

John Osborne: Vituperative Artist

John Osborne: Vituperative Artist

Luc Gilleman
December 21, 2001

For British playwright, John Osborne, there are no brave causes; only people who muddle through life, who hurt, and are often hurt in return. This study deals with Osborne's complete oeuvre and critically examines its form and technique; the function of the gaze; its construction of gender; and the...

Modern Dramatists: A Casebook of Major British, Irish, and American Playwrights

Modern Dramatists: A Casebook of Major British, Irish, and American Playwrights

Kimball King
March 14, 2001

This comprehensive collection gathers critical essays on the major works of the foremost American and British playwrights of the 20th century, written by leading figures in drama/performance studies....

Alan Bennett: A Critical Introduction

Alan Bennett: A Critical Introduction

Joseph O'Mealy
March 13, 2001

Alan Bennett is perhaps best known in the UK for the BBC production of his Talking Heads TV plays, while the rest of the world may recognize him for the film adaptation of his play, The Madness of King George. O'Mealy points out that Bennett is a social critic strongly influenced by Beckett and...

The Pinter Ethic: The Erotic Aesthetic

The Pinter Ethic: The Erotic Aesthetic

Penelope Prentice
August 09, 2000

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays

Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays

Sandor Goodhart
December 01, 1999

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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