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Middlebrow Annoyances : American Drama in the 21st Century - Myles Weber

Middlebrow Annoyances

American Drama in the 21st Century

Paperback Published: 1st September 2014
ISBN: 9781928589204
Number Of Pages: 137

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In these beautifully written and provocative pieces, Myles Weber introduces the reader to and writes knowledgeably about a wide range of American and English plays and playwrights.

Introduction: Seeking a Post-Ibsenian Playwrightp. 9
Buzzp. 14
Oppositional Playwrights, Conformist Viewsp. 21
Tony Kushner Talkingp. 24
Direct Solicitation to Agentp. 29
Hot New Plays!p. 34
David Hare on Broadwayp. 41
A British Mini-Boomp. 44
Tom Stoppard, Americanp. 49
Political Stagesp. 52
Light Hittersp. 58
Scary Balding White Men in Suits: Anna Deavere Smith Talks to Usp. 66
Where Arthur Miller Standsp. 69
Holding Historyp. 75
Edward Albee: The Contrarian Messiahp. 82
August Wilson Groundedp. 86
Middlebrow Annoyancesp. 92
Neil Simon on Autopilotp. 99
Moonlighting in Hollywoodp. 102
Tennessee Williams on the Inclinep. 110
David Mamet in Theory and Practicep. 116
The Goldilocks Formulap. 122
Wither [sic] Theater?p. 128
Afterword: A Not So Safe Spacep. 133
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ISBN: 9781928589204
ISBN-10: 1928589200
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 137
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Gival Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.24