Chapter 5. American Drama in the Postwar Period

  1. Josephine G. Hendin
  1. John Bell

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756430.ch5

A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

How to Cite

Bell, J. (2004) American Drama in the Postwar Period, in A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture (ed J. G. Hendin), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756430.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631207092

Online ISBN: 9780470756430

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Keywords:

  • american drama;
  • culture;
  • economic growth;
  • civil rights movement;
  • patrimony

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classic Postwar Drama: American Realism

  • The Aesthetics of Partial Realism

  • Piscator and the Birth of the Postwar Avant-Garde

  • Alternatives: The Living Theater and Off-Broadway Drama

  • Another Alternative: Regional Theater

  • Cold War Drama in the Fifties

  • From Off-Off Broadway to Alternative Theater

  • The Black Theater Movement

  • Postmodern Theater

  • Conclusion