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Twenty-first-century American playwrights, Christopher Bigsby

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Twenty-first-century American playwrights, Christopher Bigsby
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Twenty-first-century American playwrights
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
990849274
Responsibility statement
Christopher Bigsby
Summary
"The early years of the twenty-first century saw several losses for the American theatre but also marked the emergence of a new generation of exciting playwrights. In this book, Christopher Bigsby explores the work of nine of these developing talents, and the importance of issues including race, gender and politics for their writing. Increasingly, these new figures are gaining their reputations not on Broadway but in small theatres and small towns or even abroad, bringing fresh and diverse perspectives to contemporary American drama. With a focus on female writers and on issues of personal and public identity in contemporary society, this volume investigates the styles and techniques these playwrights favour, the themes they raise, and their role in a changing America and a changing world."--Back cover
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21st century American playwrightsAmerican playwrights
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