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Description - American Drama 1945-2000 by David Krasner

This concise introduction to American drama gives readers an overview of how American drama developed from the end of the Second World War to the turn of the twenty-first century. * Provides a balanced assessment of the major plays and playwrights of the period. * Shows how these dramatists broke new ground in their contribution to political, economic, social and cultural debates, as well as in their dramaturgical strategies. * Organized chronologically, with plays, playwrights and movements clustered around different movements such as realism and experimentalism. * Gives readers a sense of the development of American drama over time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405120869
ISBN-10: 140512086X
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 164mm x 22mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Krasner

David Krasner teaches theatre, drama, and performance at Yale University. He is the author of Resistance, Parody and Double Consciousness in African American Theatre 1895-1910 (1997), and A Beautiful Pageant: African American Theatre, Drama and Performance in the Harlem Renaissance (2002). He is also the editor of A Companion to Twentieth-century American Drama (Blackwell, 2004), co-editor of Staging Philosophy: New Approaches to Theatre and Drama (2006), and co-editor (with Rebecca Schneider) of the University of Michigan Press's series Theatre: Theory/Text/Performance.

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