Anglo-American Interplay in Recent Drama
By (author) Ruby Cohn
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Anglo-American Interplay in Recent Drama by Ruby Cohn
Book DescriptionThe provocative notion of a contemporary cross-cultural exchange within the medium of theatre is here imposed upon a dozen contemporary Anglo-American dramatists: Alan Ayckbourn and Neil Simon, Edward Bond and Sam Shepard, David Mamet and Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill and Maria Irene Fornes, David Hare and David Rabe, Christopher Hampton and Richard Nelson. In each pairing, Ruby Cohn unites a British with an American playwright, exploring similarities both apparent and embedded - similarities which serve as a springboard for the exposure of a more profound, culturally based difference. A certain transatlantic double focus thus illuminates both the composition and the interpretation of dramatic works in an increasingly globally minded age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035286
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruby Cohn
Retreats from Realism in Recent English Drama, Paperback (April 2009)
Ruby Cohn argues that the most provocative plays of the last few decades have departed from the dominant mode of realism.
Anglo-American Interplay in Recent Drama, Hardback (January 1995)» View all books by Ruby Cohn
An examination of six pairs of English and American playwrights.
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