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By Susan C. W. Abbotson

The uniquely thematic procedure of this source can assist lecturers and librarians determine pertinent works of recent drama for college kids, and should improve readers' figuring out of those works. geared up alphabetically round 33 subject matters, every one bankruptcy provides a fascinating essay exploring varied views of the topic in 3 consultant performs. Readers will come across topics of ancient importance corresponding to the historical past of slavery and the Holocaust, in addition to undying issues resembling betrayal and guilt, turning out to be up, and ambition and fame.

Ninety-nine performs are mentioned, overlaying a huge diversity of works spanning greater than 100 years via such playwrights as George Bernard Shaw, Clifford Odets, and Henrik Ibsen, in addition to extra modern works through playwrights like David Mamet and Neil Simon. the choice of surveyed performs contains a few of the canonical works most often assigned to scholars, resembling Arthur Miller's demise of a salesperson and Samuel Beckett's watching for Godot. various cultural views are provided via chapters dedicated to the stories of African americans, local americans, Asian americans, Jewish americans, and Latino Americans.^LThis source should be precious to librarians choosing dramatic works of similar issues, and to educators constructing thematic devices for the school room. scholars are inspired to check and distinction topics in works from diverse playwrights and time sessions. An index permits clients to look for works via name or author.

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