American Drama and the Postmodern: Fragmenting the Realistic Stage

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This study seeks to reunite American drama with more of the mainstream of American literature using contemporary literary theories of feminism, Derrida, Lacan, as well as the nature of language. It also focuses on the theatrical ways that plays work through performance and staging. This reveals how contemporary playwrights see themselves not as authors, but as parts of a team of designers, actors, and directors. Stage directions are largely omitted, but knowledge of original productions--both as seen live and recorded on ...

American Drama and the Postmodern: Fragmenting the Realistic Stage 2011, Cambria Press

ISBN-13: 9781604977578

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