Chapter 11. Fissures Beneath the Surface: Drama in the 1940s and 1950s

  1. David Krasner
  1. Thomas P. Adler

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996805.ch11

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

How to Cite

Adler, T. P. (2005) Fissures Beneath the Surface: Drama in the 1940s and 1950s, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama (ed D. Krasner), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996805.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110884

Online ISBN: 9780470996805

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Keywords:

  • drama;
  • postwar culture;
  • totalitarianism;
  • nuclear power;
  • transgressive sexuality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Isolation to Intervention

  • Staging the Sexes

  • Individualism and Authority

  • Dramatizing Difference