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A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama

責任表示 C.W.E. Bigsby
データ種別 図書
出版者 Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press
出版年 1982-1985
本文言語 英語
大きさ 3 v. : ill. ; 24 cm
概要 This is the first of two volumes in which Christopher Bigsby offers extended critical readings of the work of the leading dramatists and theatre groups in twentieth-century America. In this century dr...ma has emerged as one of the most exciting expressions of American creativity, and during the 1930s became a primary means of addressing the cultural, political and economic changes of the period. But it has received surprisingly little attention. This is a chronological and selective study related to American culture as a whole and providing a picture of a vigorous theatre in the process of discovering its own special strengths. Volume 1 begins with the companies who first broke away from the stifling world of melodrama and naturalism - the Provincetown and Washington Square Players. Christopher Bigsby describes the emergence of important individuals and companies throughout the period to 1940, giving extended critical accounts of some playwrights, particularly Eugene O'Neill, Elmer Rice, Clifford Odets. Thornton Wilder and Lillian Hellman, and distinguishing between the aims and policies of the various companies, including the Theatre Guild and the Group Theatre. The development of left-wing theatre from 1914 is separately discussed, followed by a chapter on the brief flowering of the Federal Theatre which popularised theatre for a mass audience via its successful Living Newspaper productions. A chapter on black drama includes works by and about black Americans during this period. Some of the important figures and productions are illustrated, and there are useful appendices listing performances by major theatre companies.
This is the first of two volumes in which Christopher Bigsby offers extended critical readings of the work of the leading dramatists and theatre groups in twentieth-century America. In this century drama has emerged as one of the most exciting expressions of American creativity, and during the 1930s became a primary means of addressing the cultural, political and economic changes of the period. But it has received surprisingly little attention. This is a chronological and selective study related to American culture as a whole and providing a picture of a vigorous theatre in the process of discovering its own special strengths. Volume 1 begins with the companies who first broke away from the stifling world of melodrama and naturalism - the Provincetown and Washington Square Players. Christopher Bigsby describes the emergence of important individuals and companies throughout the period to 1940, giving extended critical accounts of some playwrights, particularly Eugene O'Neill, Elmer Rice, Clifford Odets. Thornton Wilder and Lillian Hellman, and distinguishing between the aims and policies of the various companies, including the Theatre Guild and the Group Theatre. The development of left-wing theatre from 1914 is separately discussed, followed by a chapter on the brief flowering of the Federal Theatre which popularised theatre for a mass audience via its successful Living Newspaper productions. A chapter on black drama includes works by and about black Americans during this period. Some of the important figures and productions are illustrated, and there are useful appendices listing performances by major theatre companies.
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目次 1. 1900-1940
2. Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee
3. Beyond Broadway.

所蔵情報

v. 1 中央図 1A 068582183014074 932/B 42/1(1) 1982
v. 1 : pbk. 中央図 1B_13‐26 [文/英文] 068052186021674 英文/2G/59 1982

子書誌情報

1 2 Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee / C.W.E. Bigsby : hard,: pbk.. - Cambridge [Eng.] : Cambridge University Press , 1984
2 3 Beyond Broadway / C.W.E. Bigsby : hard,: pbk. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1985

書誌詳細

別書名 背表紙タイトル:Twentieth-century American drama
一般注記 1. 1900-1940
Vol. 2-3 have special title
Includes bibliographies and indexes
著者標目 *Bigsby, C. W. E., 1941-
件 名 LCSH:American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism  全ての件名で検索
LCSH:Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century  全ての件名で検索
分 類 LCC:PS351
DC19:812/.52/09
書誌ID 1000036769
ISBN 0521242274
NCID BA01270194
巻冊次 v. 1 ; ISBN:0521242274
v. 1 : pbk. ; ISBN:0521271169
登録日 2009.09.10
更新日 2009.09.14

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