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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Human behavior is created by historical conditions , and is a part of historical conditions . Dialectical theatre should so distance the audience that it may understand why something is happening , rather than share the feelings of ...
When you listen to this — and you realize human beings can create such beauty - you want to pat them on the head . That's bad , you see . They'll only bite your hand off . ” ( Darkness at Noon , I , 27 ) Rubashov eventually allows Luba ...
She is evidence of the humanity we have treated so casually because we do not recognize its existence . ... ( Sticks and Bones , I , 26 ) Once Zung becomes recognizable as a human being , we will have to accept her as human and accord ...
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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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