1st Edition

Wendy Wasserstein
A Casebook

Edited By

Claudia Barnett

ISBN 9781138987012
Published November 18, 2016 by Routledge
246 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Wendy Wasserstein: A Casebook contains in-depth discussions of the playwright's major works, including her recent play 1 An American Daughter. Wasserstein's plays and essays are explored within diverse traditions, including Jewish storytelling, women's writing, and classical comedy. Critical perspectives include feminist, Bakhtinian, and actor/director. Comparisons with other playwrights, such as Rachel Crothers, Caryl Churchill, and Anton Chekhov, provide context and understanding. An interview with the playwright and an annotated bibliography are included.