Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930-2010

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Scarecrow Press, Jun 1, 2011 - Performing Arts - 1002 pages
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From legends like Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller to successful present-day playwrights like Neil LaBute, Tony Kushner, and David Mamet, some of the most important names in the history of theater are from the past 80 years. Contemporary American theater has produced some of the most memorable, beloved, and important plays in history, including Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Barefoot in the Park, Our Town, The Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Odd Couple.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.
 

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Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930–2010

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Fisher (theater, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro) here presents a broad survey of plays, playwrights, institutions, and cultural changes that have had an impact on the remarkable 80-year ... Read full review

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The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater: 1930-2010 is two-volumes chronicling American theater. It is the third part of the Historical Dictionaries of American Theater series. The ... Read full review

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19302010 Volume 2 MZ Contents
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ M
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ N
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ O
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ P
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ Q
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ R
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ S
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19302010 Volume 1 AL C
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19302010 Volume 1 AL D
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19302010 Volume 1 AL E
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19302010 Volume 1 AL G
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19302010 Volume 1 AL I
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19302010 Volume 1 AL K
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19302010 Volume 1 AL L
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ T
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ U
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ Y
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ Z
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ Bibliography
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19302010 Volume 2 MZ About the Author
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James Fisher is head of the Theatre Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has published a dozen books and directed and/or acted in 150 theatre productions. He is the 2007 recipient of the Betty Jean Jones Award for Excellence in the Teaching of American Theatre from the American Theatre and Drama Society and in 2010 he was elected to membership in the National Theatre Conference.

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