Twenty-First Century American Playwrights (Hardcover)

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Twenty-First Century American Playwrights (Hardcover)

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The early years of the twenty-first century saw several losses for the American theatre but also marked the emergence of a new generation of exciting playwrights. In this book, Christopher Bigsby explores the work of nine of these developing talents, and the importance of issues including race, gender and politics for their writing. Increasingly, these new figures are gaining their reputations not on Broadway but in small theatres and small towns or even abroad, bringing fresh and diverse perspectives to contemporary American drama. With a focus on female writers and on issues of personal and public identity in contemporary society, this volume investigates the styles and techniques these playwrights favour, the themes they raise, and their role in a changing America and a changing world.
Product Details ISBN: 9781108419581
ISBN-10: 1108419585
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: December 7th, 2017
Pages: 232
Language: English