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Recent American Drama - American Writers 7

Recent American Drama - American Writers 7: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1961
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Recent American Drama - American Writers 7
    Book Description:

    Recent American Drama. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5182-5
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-4)
  2. Recent American Drama
    (pp. 5-43)

    Whoever would describe, let alone evaluate, recent drama in the United States must remind himself that he is dealing with experience first and the larger questions of art second. It is not a paradox but the basic condition of theater that the production of a play is a constant process of re-creation to which an audience that changes nightly makes a substantial contribution. Further, it is increasingly difficult to be a member of that audience; economically and geographically the theater has become more and more remote from the mass of entertainment seekers. Endurance, then, and “popular success” should not be...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 44-45)
  4. Back Matter
    (pp. 46-46)