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American Drama 1900-1990 : Cambridge Contexts in Literature - Don Shiach

American Drama 1900-1990

Cambridge Contexts in Literature

Paperback Published: 24th April 2000
ISBN: 9780521655910
Number Of Pages: 130
For Ages: 16+ years old

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American Drama 1900-1990 is a new title in the Cambridge Contexts in Literature series. It is designed to support the needs of advanced level students of English literature. Each title in the series has the quality, content and level endorsed by the OCR examination board. However, the texts provide the background and focus suitable for any examination board at advanced level. The series explores the contextual study of texts by concentrating on key periods, topics and comparisons in literature. Each book adopts an interactive approach and provides the background for understanding the significance of literary, historical and social contexts. Students are encouraged to investigate different interpretations that may be applied to literary texts by different readers, through a variety of activities and questions, the use of study aids, such as chronologies and glossaries, and the inclusion of anthology sections to exemplify issues.

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Introduction
A survey of Twentieth Century American dramatists
Approaching the texts
Play extracts
A survey of critical approaches to Twentieth Century American drama
How to write about Twentieth Century American Drama
Reading list
Glossary of critical terms
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521655910
ISBN-10: 0521655919
Series: Cambridge Contexts in Literature
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 130
Published: 24th April 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.14  x 0.58
Weight (kg): 0.21

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