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Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

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Martin McDonagh A Casebook

Martin McDonagh: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Rankin Russell
April 24, 2013

This book represents the first collection of original critical material on Martin McDonagh, one of the most celebrated young playwrights of the last decade. Credited with reinvigorating contemporary Irish drama, his dark, despairing comedies have been performed extensively both on Broadway and in ...

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights A Casebook

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Kolin
September 18, 2012

'The impressive array of scholars gathered in this collection, all experts in the field, read the plays with nuance and situate them deftly within their cultural and historical contexts. Scholars of contemporary theater and drama and of African American literature will find value in this engaging ...

Suzan-Lori Parks A Casebook

Suzan-Lori Parks: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Kevin J. Wetmore Jr, Alycia Smith-Howard
September 18, 2012

  Suzan-Lori Parks confirmed herself as one of the most exciting and successful playwrights of her generation when her work Topdog/Underdog was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, making her the only African American woman to win the award. Despite the cultural weight of this achievement, Parks ...

Edward Albee A Casebook

Edward Albee: A Casebook

1st Edition

By Bruce Mann
December 20, 2002

From the "angry young man" who wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1962, determined to expose the emptiness of American experience to Tiny Alice which reveals his indebtedness to Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco's Theatre of the Absurd, Edward Albee's varied work makes it difficult to label ...

A.R. Gurney

A.R. Gurney

1st Edition

Edited By Arvid F. Sponberg
October 14, 2003

This is the first full-length study devoted to the art of A.R. Gurney, a major contemporary American playwright who has written over thirty plays, including Love Letters. This volume brings together original interviews with Gurney and four actors and a director who have worked closely with him, as ...

Joe Orton A Casebook

Joe Orton: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Francesca Coppa
October 25, 2002

While writers, dramatists and film-makers have already found inspiration in Orton's colourful life story, this Casebook comprises the first collection of scholarly criticism to investigate the works, life and legacy of the controversial playwright....

Samuel Beckett A Casebook

Samuel Beckett: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Jennifer M. Jeffers, Jennifer M. Jeffers, Kimball King
July 01, 1998

Samuel Beckett: A Casebook may be characterized as a new collection of essays by a generation of Beckett scholars who did not have access to the author. This text demarcates the line between the critical work produced when Beckett was alive, and the critical work produced within ten years of the ...

John Osborne A Casebook

John Osborne: A Casebook

1st Edition

Edited By Patricia D. Denison
February 01, 1997

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...

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