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The Other American Drama

The Other American Drama

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Part of Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama

  • Date Published: September 1994
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print July 1996
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521454377

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  • In The Other American Drama, Marc Robinson presents an alternative to the received history of modern American drama. Rather than beginning with O'Neill, the conventionally acknowledged father of American theatre, Robinson opens this collection with a long essay on the prolific but neglected theatrical career of O'Neill's contemporary, Gertrude Stein. Subsequent essays rethink familiar figures such as Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard, and make the case for undervalued writers such as Maria Irene Fornés, Adrienne Kennedy and Richard Foreman. Robinson explores the new directions seen in the work of several younger playwrights, and demonstrates how these writers upset assumptions about narrative and psychology, recharging aspects of performance often taken for granted – speech, movement, and space. Together these essays describe the evolution of a truly innovative American drama.

    • traces American theatre from Gertrude Stein, not Eugene O'Neill
    • re-evaluates 'patriarchs' of the theatre, such as O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard
    • treats previously marginalised writers (Fornes, Kennedy, Foreman) as essential figures in American drama
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    • Date Published: September 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521454377
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 157 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.445kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print July 1996
  • Table of Contents

    Gertrude Stein, Tennesse Williams, Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, Adrienne Kennedy, Richard Foreman
    Afterword: New directions.

  • Author

    Marc Robinson

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