Dumbocracy in America: Studies in the Theatre of Guilt, 1987-1994

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Dee, Jan 1, 1994 - Political Science - 276 pages
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"The theatre as mirror of our peculiar politics - this is the theme of Robert Brustein's engaging new collection of writings. No theatre critic in America is more informed by ideas than Mr. Brustein, and no critic does a better job of relating theatre to the larger culture. Here, in essays, reviews, and profiles, some of them appearing for the first time, Mr. Brustein uses the prism of the American theatre to explore the motivating impulses behind galloping political correctness."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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In this eloquent and thought-provoking collection of essays, reviews, and profiles, Brustein (Reimagining American Theatre, LJ 6/15/91) focuses on the theater as a mirror of American culture in the ... Read full review


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The Options of Multiculturalism
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Robert Brustein is artistic director of the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University.

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