By Thomas S. Hischak
In 100 maximum American Plays, Thomas S. Hischak presents an attractive dialogue of the simplest level productions to return out of the us. every one play is mentioned within the context of its unique presentation in addition to its legacy. prepared alphabetically, the entries for those performs include:
- plot details
- production history
- biography of the playwright
- literary facets of the drama
- critical response to the play
- major awards
- the play’s influence
- cast lists of amazing degree and picture versions
The performs were chosen no longer for his or her attractiveness yet for his or her significance to American theatre and comprise works by means of Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, Lorraine Hansberry, Lillian Hellman, Tony Kushner, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, Sam Shepard, Neil Simon, Gore Vidal, Wendy Wasserstein, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and August Wilson. This informative quantity additionally contains entire lists of Pulitzer Prize winners for Drama, the hot York Drama Critics Circle Award for American performs, and the Tony Award for top Play. delivering severe information regarding crucial works produced because the eighteenth century, 100 maximum American Plays will entice an individual attracted to the cultural heritage of theatre.
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