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By Thomas S. Hischak

ISBN-10: 1442256052

ISBN-13: 9781442256057

Theatre in the United States has had a wealthy history—from the 1st functionality of the Lewis Hallam Troupe in September 1752 to the energetic exhibits of contemporary Broadway. over the last few centuries, major works by way of American playwrights were produced, together with Abie’s Irish Rose, Long Day’s trip into Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, A Raisin within the Sun, Fences, and Angels in America.

In 100 maximum American Plays, Thomas S. Hischak presents an interesting dialogue of the easiest level productions to come back out of the U.S.. every one play is mentioned within the context of its unique presentation in addition to its legacy. prepared alphabetically, the entries for those performs include:

  • plot details
  • production history
  • biography of the playwright
  • literary elements of the drama
  • critical response to the play
  • major awards
  • the play’s influence
  • cast lists of amazing degree and picture versions

The performs were chosen now not for his or her reputation yet for his or her value to American theatre and contain works by means of Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, Lorraine Hansberry, Lillian Hellman, Tony Kushner, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, Sam Shepard, Neil Simon, Gore Vidal, Wendy Wasserstein, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and August Wilson. This informative quantity additionally comprises whole lists of Pulitzer Prize winners for Drama, the hot York Drama Critics Circle Award for American performs, and the Tony Award for most sensible Play. supplying serious information regarding an important works produced because the eighteenth century, 100 maximum American Plays will attract a person attracted to the cultural historical past of theatre.

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