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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65 To examine American culture would inevitably question the effect of capitalism
on our society and system of government . Many saw this as playing into the
hands of the Communists . Still others thought it would detract from the war ...
True hegemony in any society lies with the group whose value system is
accepted as the standard of the society . For most women in the United States ,
the standard value system is that of the patriarchy , and they do not recognize that
there is ...
34 Gay Liberation My criticism of the gay rights movement is that it isn ' t asking
for civil rights , it is asking for a recognition and acceptance of an alternative life -
style which I do not believe society can condone , nor can 1 . 35 - Ronald
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The Great DepressionSocial Themes in the Theatrical
World War IITheatrical Themes from Antiwar
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