American Playwrights, a Critical Survey, Volume 1
The first of a planned two-volume introduction to contemporary American dramatists, this selection of 18 represents the off-Broadway movement of the last two decades. Each general introduction to an author's work includes full specifics on theatrical techniques, analysis of individual plays and a final assessment of the author's creative development and place in American drama. Also traces the history of the New York experimental theater companies where several of these playwrights' careers developed: Langford Wilson in the Circle Repertory Company; Paul Foster in La Mama Experimental Theater; and Jean-Claude Van Itallie and Megan Terry in the Open Theater.
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