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By David Krasner

This better half presents an unique and authoritative survey of twentieth-century American drama experiences, written by means of the superior students and critics within the box.

  • Balances attention of canonical fabric with dialogue of works by means of formerly marginalized playwrights
  • Includes stories of top dramatists, corresponding to Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein
  • Allows readers to make new hyperlinks among specific performs and playwrights
  • Examines the pursuits that framed the century, resembling the Harlem Renaissance, lesbian and homosexual drama, and the solo performances of the Eighties and Nineties
  • Situates American drama inside of better discussions approximately American principles and culture

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It was not until 1865 that the African American performer Charles Hicks became one of the first black men to produce a successful minstrel show, replacing whites in blackface. While conflicting definitions of who could be American – which class and ethnicity – appeared in minstrelsy and melodrama, offstage a series of riots made it clear how important these definitions were. In 1849, the Astor Place Riot dramatized a fight between two actors: the American Edwin Forrest and the British William Macready.

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