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Fifty modern and contemporary dramatists

By: Deeney, John F.(Edited by) Gale, Maggie B.(Edited by)

Part of the Routledge Key Guides series
0415630355 / 9780415630351
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304 pages.
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Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day.

The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such celebrated writers as:* Samuel Beckett* Caryl Churchill* Anna Deavere Smith* Jean Genet* Sarah Kane * Heiner Muller* Arthur Miller* Harold Pinter* Sam ShephardEach short essay is written by one of an international team of academic experts and offers a detailed analysis of the playwright's key works and career.

The introduction provides an historical and theatrical context to the volume, which provides an invaluable overview of modern and contemporary drama.


DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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