By Susan C. W. Abbotson

The uniquely thematic method of this source may also help lecturers and librarians determine pertinent works of recent drama for college students, and may increase readers' realizing of those works. prepared alphabetically round 33 issues, each one bankruptcy provides an attractive essay exploring assorted views of the subject in 3 consultant performs. Readers will come upon topics of old importance resembling the historical past of slavery and the Holocaust, in addition to undying issues similar to betrayal and guilt, transforming into up, and ambition and fame.

Ninety-nine performs are mentioned, masking a wide variety of works spanning greater than 100 years by way of such playwrights as George Bernard Shaw, Clifford Odets, and Henrik Ibsen, in addition to extra modern works through playwrights like David Mamet and Neil Simon. the choice of surveyed performs contains a few of the canonical works most often assigned to scholars, akin to Arthur Miller's demise of a salesperson and Samuel Beckett's watching for Godot. diverse cultural views are provided via chapters dedicated to the stories of African american citizens, local american citizens, Asian americans, Jewish american citizens, and Latino Americans.^LThis source could be useful to librarians determining dramatic works of similar subject matters, and to educators constructing thematic devices for the study room. scholars are inspired to match and distinction issues in works from diversified playwrights and time classes. An index permits clients to look for works by way of identify or author.

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