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Versions of Heroism in Modern American Drama : Redefinitions by Miller, Williams, O'Neill and Anderson - Julie Adam

Versions of Heroism in Modern American Drama

Redefinitions by Miller, Williams, O'Neill and Anderson

Hardcover Published: 10th June 1991
ISBN: 9780333512203
Number Of Pages: 178

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Taking as its starting-point the 'death of tragedy' debate, and focusing on the supposed disappearance from the stage of the individual tragic hero, the book views selected plays and writings on the theatre by Miller, Williams, Maxwell Anderson and O'Neill as exemplifying four versions of heroism: idealism, martyrdom, self-reflection and survival. Julie Adam shows that these diverse playwrights share a desire to redefine tragic heroism in individualistic liberal terms.

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Heroism Reconsidered - Idealism as Heroism - Martyrdom as Heroism - Self-reflection as Heroism - Survival as Heroism - Conclusion - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333512203
ISBN-10: 0333512200
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 10th June 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1