By Kerstin Schmidt

The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama bargains a clean and cutting edge studying of the modern experimental American theater scene and navigates during the contested and contentious dating among postmodernism and modern drama. This publication addresses gender and sophistication in addition to racial matters within the context of a theoretical dialogue of dramatic texts, textuality, and function. Transformation is modern drama's solution to the questions of postmodernism and an enormous strategy within the improvement of a postmodern language for the degree. with a purpose to reveal the multi-faceted nature of the postmodern theater of transformation, this research attracts on quite a lot of performs: from early experimental performs of the Sixties through Jean-Claude van Itallie via feminist performs by means of Megan Terry and Rochelle Owens to newer drama by way of the African-American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama is written for someone drawn to modern American drama and theater in addition to in postmodernism and modern literary concept. It appeals much more largely to a readership intrigued by way of the ever present features of pop culture, by means of feminism and ethnicity, and via concerns referring to the so-called 'society of spectacle' and the examine of latest media.

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