1st Edition

Modern Dramatists A Casebook of Major British, Irish, and American Playwrights

By Kimball King Copyright 2001
    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    This comprehensive collection gathers critical essays on the major works of the foremost American and British playwrights of the 20th century, written by leading figures in drama/performance studies.

    The Personal, the Political, and the Post-modern in Osbourne's Look Back in Anger and Deja Vu by Austin Quigley * More than Realism: Horton Foote's Impressionism by Tim Wright * * David Story's Aesthetic of Invisible Events by William Hutchings * What's Wrong With This Picture? David Rabe's Comic-Strip Plays by Toby Silverman * Hedda's Children: Simon Gray's Anti-Heroes by Katherine Burkman * Romanticism and Reaction: Hampton's Transformation of Liasons Dangereuses by Stephanie Barbe Hammer * The Artistic Trajectory of Peter Schaffer by C.J. Gianakaris * The Artist in the Garden: Theatre Space and Place in Landford Wilson by Thomas P. Adler * Great Expectations: Languages and the Problem of Presence in Sam Shepard's Writing by Ann Wilson * Vision and Reality: Their Very Own and Golden City and Center 42 by Clive Barker * Funny Money in New York and London: Neil Simon and Alan Aykbourn by Ruby Cohn * Master Class and the Paradox of the Diva by Cary Mazer * From Zurich to Brazil with Tom Stoppard by Felicia Hardison Londre * The Romans in Britain: Aspirations and Anxieties of a Radical Playwright by Ann Wilson * Female Laughter and Comic Possibilities: Uncommon Women and Others by Miriam Chirico * Phallus in Wonderland: Machismo and Business in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross by Hersh Zeifman * The Dumb Waiter, The Collection, The Lover, and The Homecoming: A Revisionist Approach by George Wellworth * Who Wrote John Arden's Plays? by Tish Dace * Negotiating History, Negotiating Myth: Friel Among his Contemporaries by Claire Gleitman * Monsters and Heroines: Caryl Churchill's Women by Lisa Merrill * Playing with Place: Some Filmic Techniques in the Plays of David Hare by John Russell Brown


    King Kimball

    "...this is a useful and very reasonably priced introduction to an attractive series, which will undoubtedly tempt you to delve further into the life of at least one of the playwrights covered." -- Manchesteronstage.co.uk
    "The quality of each essay is high; the opinions and observations are insightful, and the writing is accessible to the persistent undergraduate or theater practitioner." -- Library Journal, Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
    "The present work...would be of most value to students, actors, directors, and dramaturgs and as supplementary reading for dramatic literature courses. Recommended to undergraduate collections..." -- Library Journal, Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.