A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

Editor(s): David Krasner

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405110884

Online ISBN: 9780470996805

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996805

About this Book

This Companion provides an original and authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of the best scholars and critics in the field.


  • Balances consideration of canonical material with discussion of works by previously marginalized playwrights

  • Includes studies of leading dramatists, such as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein
  • Allows readers to make new links between particular plays and playwrights
  • Examines the movements that framed the century, such as the Harlem Renaissance, lesbian and gay drama, and the solo performances of the 1980s and 1990s
  • Situates American drama within larger discussions about American ideas and culture

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