Download PDF by Thomas S. Hischak: 100 Greatest American Plays

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 vigorous indicates of recent Broadway. over the last few centuries, major works through 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 enticing dialogue of the easiest level productions to come back 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 facets of the drama
  • critical response to the play
  • major awards
  • the play’s influence
  • cast lists of extraordinary level and picture versions

The performs were chosen no longer for his or her attractiveness 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 entire lists of Pulitzer Prize winners for Drama, the recent York Drama Critics Circle Award for American performs, and the Tony Award for most sensible Play. supplying severe information regarding crucial works produced because the eighteenth century, 100 maximum American Plays will entice a person drawn to the cultural background of theatre.

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