American Playwrights, 1880-1945

American Playwrights, 1880-1945

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A valuable research tool for specialist and novice alike, this reference summarizes the work of forty outstanding playwrights active during American theatre's vital, formative years. Alphabetically arranged entries include overall assessments of each playwright, critical summaries of major plays' initial receptions as well as significant revivals, critical assessments of each playwright, and archival and bibliographic data.As was often the case with Rice, this comedy followed a series of plays on serious social themes. ... writing (Garland [3]), intellectual pretension (Rascoe [2]) , and, in perhaps the most developed critique, for Ricea#39;s inability to invest his work with the values of life and art (Young [6]). Dream Girl. ... This play is Ricea#39;s best-known comedy, in which the use of interior monologue ... Reviewers were Elmer Rice 353.

Title:American Playwrights, 1880-1945
Author:William W. Demastes
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1995


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