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By Thomas S. Hischak

Theatre in the US has had a wealthy history—from the 1st functionality of the Lewis Hallam Troupe in September 1752 to the vigorous indicates of recent Broadway. during the last few centuries, major works by way of 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 degree productions to return out of the us. each 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 striking level and movie versions

The performs were chosen now not for his or her reputation yet for his or her significance 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 comprises entire lists of Pulitzer Prize winners for Drama, the hot York Drama Critics Circle Award for American performs, and the Tony Award for top Play. supplying serious information regarding an important works produced because the eighteenth century, 100 maximum American Plays will entice a person attracted to the cultural historical past of theatre.

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