100 Greatest American Plays - download pdf or read online

By Thomas S. Hischak

Theatre in the United States has had a wealthy history—from the 1st functionality of the Lewis Hallam Troupe in September 1752 to the full of life exhibits of contemporary Broadway. over the last few centuries, major works via 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 offers an interesting dialogue of the easiest degree productions to return out of the us. 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 points of the drama
  • critical response to the play
  • major awards
  • the play’s influence
  • cast lists of remarkable degree and picture versions

The performs were chosen now not for his or her recognition yet for his or her value to American theatre and comprise 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 contains whole lists of Pulitzer Prize winners for Drama, the recent York Drama Critics Circle Award for American performs, and the Tony Award for top Play. offering serious information regarding an important works produced because the eighteenth century, 100 maximum American Plays will entice a person attracted to the cultural background of theatre.

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