From Class to Caste in American Drama: Political and Social Themes Since the 1930s
Greenwood Press, 1991 - 301 Seiten
The work begins with an introductory essay that defines political theatre and shows how it varies from standard drama in plot structure, character, theme, and expectations of its audience. The body of the book is then divided into seven historically labelled chapters, each of which provides a history of the period in relation to an evolving principle; a detailed analysis of particular dramas that illustrate that evolution; and a suggestion of other plays in which the evolution can be further studied. The periods that make up the chapters are the Great Depression, World War II, the cold war, Vietnam, and the civil rights movement. The plays of each period are discussed, with particular emphasis placed on their derivation from the assumptions about class and caste of the preceding era. Among the works analyzed are Waiting for Lefty, Watch on the Rhine, The Crucible, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, In White America, Black Elk Speaks, and As Is. This work will be a valuable reference source for courses in American theatre history, popular culture, and women's and ethnic studies, and a welcome addition to college, university, and public libraries.
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29 The first elections held in South Vietnam were on October 24 , 1955 , when voters were offered the choice between Emperor Bao Dai and a republic with Ngo Dinh Diem , then prime minister , as president . Diem ( backed by the CIA ) won ...
people , the United States imagined the South Vietnamese military would be more effective , and let it be known that a coup would not be opposed . Both Diem and Nhu were assassinated on November 2 , 1963 , but American public opinion ...
25 After the Civil War begins , the wife of a South Carolina senator senses danger in the very impassiveness of her slaves : " Are they stolidly stupid , or wiser than we are , silent and strong , biding their time ?
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The Great DepressionSocial Themes in the Theatrical
World War IITheatrical Themes from Antiwar
The Cold WarOnstage Sublimated Protest and
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