By David Krasner

This spouse offers an unique and authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama reports, written by way of the superior students and critics within the box.

  • Balances attention of canonical fabric with dialogue of works through formerly marginalized playwrights
  • Includes stories of prime dramatists, corresponding to Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein
  • Allows readers to make new hyperlinks among specific performs and playwrights
  • Examines the events that framed the century, akin to the Harlem Renaissance, lesbian and homosexual drama, and the solo performances of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties
  • Situates American drama inside of greater discussions approximately American rules and culture

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There isn’t any choice, Tom – she’s part of my body – part of my soul’’ (Crothers, He and She 1995: 335). He and She, Brenda Murphy contends, is a ‘‘discussion play’’ (1999: 83). But although it is a play that is conspicuously about ideas, it is a realist drama of middle-class life in the United States and is, perhaps, more similar to the work of Ibsen and Chekhov than any play written for the commercial theatre in its time. But He and She was not a success when it was written. The play failed in a series of cities and did not premiere in New York until 1920, when a new drama had begun to emerge in the United States.

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