By David Krasner

A heritage of contemporary Drama: Volume II explores a extraordinary breadth of themes and analytical techniques to the dramatic works, authors, and transitional occasions and events that formed international drama from 1960 via to the sunrise of the recent millennium.

  • Features certain analyses of performs and playwrights, analyzing the impression of a variety of writers, from mainstream icons similar to Harold Pinter and Edward Albee, to extra unorthodox works by means of Peter Weiss and Sarah Kane
  • Provides international assurance of either English and non-English dramas – together with works from Africa and Asia to the center East
  • Considers the impression of artwork, tune, literature, structure, society, politics, tradition, and philosophy at the formation of postmodern dramatic literature
  • Combines wide-ranging subject matters with unique theories, overseas standpoint, and philosophical and cultural context

Completes a complete two-part paintings reading sleek international drama, and along A historical past of contemporary Drama: Volume I, bargains readers whole insurance of an entire century within the evolution of world dramatic literature.

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