Chapter 8. Reading Across the 1930s

  1. David Krasner
  1. Anne Fletcher

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996805.ch8

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

How to Cite

Fletcher, A. (2005) Reading Across the 1930s, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama (ed D. Krasner), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996805.ch8

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:

  • american drama;
  • theatre project;
  • leftist;
  • political dramas;
  • dramatic literature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Kaufman and his Collaborators: More than Senior Class Plays

  • Left Out: Lawson and the Political Left

  • Liberalism and Democracy: Behrman and Sherwood

  • Balancing Act: Odets and Socialism

  • Backwards and Forwards: Rice and Hellman

  • Feminism and the 1930s: The Women

  • Anomaly of the Decade: Anderson's Poetic Dramas

  • American Myths: Tobacco Road and Our Town

  • Docudramas of the 1930s: Stormbirds of the Working Class

  • Approaching War: The Time of Your Life

  • Conclusion