New PDF release: 100 Greatest American Plays

By Thomas S. Hischak

Theatre in the US has had a wealthy history—from the 1st functionality of the Lewis Hallam Troupe in September 1752 to the vigorous indicates of contemporary Broadway. over the last few centuries, major works through American playwrights were produced, together with Abie’s Irish Rose, Long Day’s trip into Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, A Raisin within the Sun, Fences, and Angels in America.

In 100 maximum American Plays, Thomas S. Hischak offers an attractive dialogue of the simplest degree productions to come back out of the U.S.. 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 level and movie versions

The performs were chosen no longer for his or her acceptance yet for his or her value to American theatre and contain works through 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 most sensible Play. supplying serious information regarding an important works produced because the eighteenth century, 100 maximum American Plays will entice an individual drawn to the cultural heritage of theatre.

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