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A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama: Volume 2, Williams, Miller, Albee

Bigsby, C. W. E.

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ISBN 10: 0521277175 / ISBN 13: 9780521277174
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1985
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Title: A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1985

Book Condition:Good

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This is the second volume in Christopher Bigsby's critical history of the important American dramatists and theatrical movements in the twentieth-century. Volume 1 brought the story to 1940 and included the last plays of O'Neill. In two further volumes Dr Bigsby covers the period from 1940 onwards. In Volume 2 he steps aside from the strict chronological progression to consider at length and in detail the achievement of the three great playwrights who dominate the post-war scene and who have earned an international reputation: Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Edward Albee. All three brought to the Broadway Theatre (discussed separately in Volume 3) a strong degree of moral seriousness and aesthetic sensitivity. Dr Bigsby gives a full account of the early unpublished plays and the major works by each playwright, drawing on biographical detail and political background to illuminate his reading of the plays, which are illustrated by photographs of important productions.

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Dr Bigsby gives a full account of the early unpublished plays and the major works of Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Edward Albee. He draws on biographical detail and political background to illuminate his reading of the plays, which are illustrated by photographs of important productions.

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