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Andreach argues that the contemporary American theatre creates multiple selves that reflect and give voice to the many communities within our multicultural society.

Andreach argues that the contemporary American theatre creates multiple selves that reflect and give voice to the many communities within our multicultural society. These selves are fragmented and enclaved, however, which makes necessary a counter movement that seeks, through interaction among the various parts, to heal the divisions within, between, and among them

This book refutes the claim that tragedy is no longer a vital and relevant part of contemporary American theatre.

This book refutes the claim that tragedy is no longer a vital and relevant part of contemporary American theatre. Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre examines plays by multiple contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of America’s major twentieth-century tragedians: Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. The book argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves.

I purchased this book for my son who is a Musical Theatre student. These playwrights have dominated the New York Off-Broadway scene for as long as most of us can remember. He needed a large collection of contemporary plays to read for his classes. He said that it was exactly what he was looking for as it contained many of the plays that were on his required reading list. Good to find so many all in one place, this book will remain a part of his theatre library. If you came to New York in 1975 you would have heard the very same names.

His most recent books are Creating the Self in the Contemporary American Theatre, Drawing Upon the Past: Classical Theatre in the Contemporary American Theatre, Understanding Beth Henley, and The War Against Naturalism: In the Contemporary American Theatre. Библиографические данные. John Guare’s Theatre: The Art of Connecting EBSCO ebook academic collection.

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) is an American annual professional theatre festival held at Shepherd University, located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. According to the New York Times (in 2015), it is one of "50 essential summer festivals". In 2016, Germany's World Guide identified the festival as one of the "Top 10 theatre festivals not to miss this summer".

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Theatre in the United States has been strongly influenced by European drama, but the musical is of truly American origin. Since Oklahoma many successful musical plays have appeared on the American stage. The musical is a play with spoken lines, songs, and dances. In 1920s and 1930s these plays were called musical comedies. They told simple stories with happy endings: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl. No longer just light and amusing, they often deal with serious themes, accompanied by sophisticated music and dancing. One example is West Side story, a modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the story of young lovers who die tragically.

Contemporary American theatre re-creates and invokes classical theatre so as to generate interaction between the two theatres. Using selected works of fourteen playwrights, this book organizes the interaction into three sections: works dramatizing change and reconciliation, works dramatizing the inability or the unwillingness to change and reconcile, and works emphasizing various selves (personal, theatrical, national). By drawing on the past, the fourteen playwrights refine their art in the contemporary American theatre and their vision of contemporary American life.

Andreach argues that the contemporary American theatre creates multiple selves that reflect and give voice to. .DESCRIPTION : This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. These selves are fragmented and enclaved, however, which makes necessary a counter movement that seeks, through interaction among the various parts, to heal the divisions within, between, and among them.

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