Violence in American Drama: Essays on Its Staging, Meanings and Effects

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This interdisciplinary collection of 19 essays addresses violence on the American stage. Topics include the revolutionary period and the role of violence in establishing national identity, violence by and against ethnic groups, and females as perpetrators and victims, as well as state and psychological violence and violence within the family. The book works to assess whether representing violence may cause its cessation, or whether it generates further destruction. Featured playwrights include Susan Glaspell, Sophie ...

Violence in American Drama: Essays on Its Staging, Meanings and Effects 2011, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786463930

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