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Neil LaBute by Christopher Bigsby
Book DescriptionNeil LaBute is one of the most exciting new talents in theatre and film to have emerged in the 1990s. Influenced and inspired by such writers as David Mamet, Edward Bond and Harold Pinter, he is equally at home writing for the screen as for the stage, and the list of films he has written and directed includes The Wicker Man (2006), Possession (2002) and In the Company of Men (1998). As a playwright, screenwriter, director, and author of short stories, he has staked out a distinctive, and disturbing, territory. In the first full-length study on LaBute, Christopher Bigsby examines his darkly funny work which explores the cruelties, self-concern and manipulative powers of individuals who inhabit a seemingly uncommunal world. Individual chapters are dedicated to particular works, and the book also includes an interview with LaBute, providing a fascinating insight into the life of this influential and often controversial figure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521712859
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Christopher Bigsby explores the potential of television drama to offer a radical critique of American politics, myths and values.
Arthur Miller, Paperback (September 2012)
The second volume of the definitive biography of one of the greatest modern playwrights, Arthur Miller (1915-2005).
Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller, Hardback (April 2010)» View all books by Christopher Bigsby
Revised and updated to include Miller's late work and the key productions and criticism since the playwright's death in 2005.
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Author Biography - Christopher Bigsby
Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.
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