By David Krasner
This better half presents an unique and authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama reports, written via the superior students and critics within the box.
- Balances attention of canonical fabric with dialogue of works through formerly marginalized playwrights
- Includes stories of best 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, corresponding to the Harlem Renaissance, lesbian and homosexual drama, and the solo performances of the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties
- Situates American drama inside higher discussions approximately American rules and culture
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16 7. Mark Evans Bryan As a Man Thinks, directed by the author, ran for 128 performances in 1911. Although Thomas’s play is clearly a sexist rebuttal to Crothers’s condemnation of the ‘‘double standard’’ – at one point, in Act 3, A Man’s World is referenced (‘‘that woman dramatist with her play was right . . It is ‘a man’s world’ ’’) and ridiculed (‘‘it’s a pretty wise world’’) – George Pierce Baker, in the introduction to his 1920 collection in which As a Man Thinks appears, neglects to refer to the source text in any way (Thomas 1920: 65).
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