American Drama, 1st Edition by Clive Bloom (eds.)

By Clive Bloom (eds.)

An advent to American drama, geared toward scholars, lecturers and severe readers, that is additionally involved that the unexpected names and forgotten voices of these who made a massive contribution to its heritage, were unfairly neglected.

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17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 19 town and MacDougal Street', in George Cram Cook, Greek Coins (New York: George H. Doran, 1925) p. 24). This quotation from the Illustrated London News is taken from an undated and unsigned clipping in the Susan Glaspell papers in the Berg Collection, New York Public Library. Susan Glaspell, 'Social Life', Weekly Outlook, vol. 2, no. 11 (13 March 1897) p. 7. This was an unsigned column that appeared regularly in the Weekly Outlook; Glaspell was Society Editor for the paper from its first issue, 11 July 1896, until she left Davenport for Drake University, Des Moines, to study for a degree in philosophy in September 1897.

W. E. ), Plays by Susan Glaspell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987). Future references will be included in the text, abbreviated to T. Susan Glaspell, Inheritors, in ibid. Susan Glaspell, 'The Rules of the Institution', Harper's Monthly, vol. 128 (January 1914) p. 208. Susan Glaspell, The Verge, in Bigsby, Plays by Susan Glaspell. Future references will be included in the text, abbreviated to V. For the Heterodites' reaction to The Verge, see Hapgood, A Victorian in the Modern World, p.

Strindberg' s The Father, Creditors and The Dance of Death emerge from a Darwinian survivalism - and this they have in common with the plots of Jack London, Theodore Dreiser, Frank Norris and other American Naturalists of the early twentieth century: a struggle for existence that all life has in common, a sense of the necessarily sacrificial within the social and human. In Ibsen's plays it takes the forms of dominant inheritance - psychological, pathological and social. Characters either resist and yield, or resist and are radically changed.

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