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By Thomas S. Hischak

ISBN-10: 1442256052

ISBN-13: 9781442256057

Theatre in the United States has had a wealthy history—from the 1st functionality of the Lewis Hallam Troupe in September 1752 to the full of life indicates of contemporary Broadway. over the last few centuries, major works by way of 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 easiest degree productions to return out of the U.S.. each 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 points of the drama
  • critical response to the play
  • major awards
  • the play’s influence
  • cast lists of outstanding degree and movie versions

The performs were chosen no longer for his or her recognition yet for his or her value to American theatre and comprise 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 comprises whole 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. delivering severe information regarding an important works produced because the eighteenth century, 100 maximum American Plays will attract somebody attracted to the cultural heritage of theatre.

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