The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama

The Theater of Transformation Postmodernism in American Drama The Theater of Transformation Postmodernism in American Drama offers a fresh and innovative reading of the contemporary experimental American theater scene and navigates through the contested and cont

  • Title: The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama
  • Author: Kerstin Schmidt
  • ISBN: 9789401202473
  • Page: 311
  • Format: ebook
  • The Theater of Transformation Postmodernism in American Drama offers a fresh and innovative reading of the contemporary experimental American theater scene and navigates through the contested and contentious relationship between postmodernism and contemporary drama This book addresses gender and class as well as racial issues in the context of a theoretical discussion ofThe Theater of Transformation Postmodernism in American Drama offers a fresh and innovative reading of the contemporary experimental American theater scene and navigates through the contested and contentious relationship between postmodernism and contemporary drama This book addresses gender and class as well as racial issues in the context of a theoretical discussion of dramatic texts, textuality, and performance Transformation is contemporary drama s answer to the questions of postmodernism and a major technique in the development of a postmodern language for the stage In order to demonstrate the multi faceted nature of the postmodern theater of transformation, this study draws on a wide range of plays from early experimental plays of the 1960s by Jean Claude van Itallie through feminist plays by Megan Terry and Rochelle Owens to recent drama by the African American playwright Suzan Lori Parks The Theater of Transformation Postmodernism in American Drama is written for anyone interested in contemporary American drama and theater as well as in postmodernism and contemporary literary theory It appeals even broadly to a readership intrigued by the ubiquitous aspects of popular culture, by feminism and ethnicity, and by issues pertaining to the so called society of spectacle and the study of contemporary media.

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