The dramatic trilogy has been flourishing for some time now in new works and revivals of older works by American, British, and European playwrights. This book analyzes recent American works by Caucasian, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic American men and women. There are five chapters beginning with Opposing Families (trilogies of, e.g., Lanford Wilson, Foote, Machado, and McCraney are examined). Carson, Rabe, and McLaughlin are among those in the Classical Reimaginings chapter while Coen, Berc, and Wolfe constitute the Medieval Reimaginings chapter. Van Itallie, Havis, Rapp, and Hwang, among others, create New Forms. LaBute, Fierstein, and Nelson, among others, create New Selves. The concluding chapter is devoted to Ruhl’s Passion Play, which spans 400 years of theatre-creating from Elizabethan England to Hitler’s Germany to the Reagan era in America.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
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About the Author
Robert J. Andreach lives in Sea Girt, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Triptych, Performance Art and Trilogy 1
1 Opposing Families 7
2 Classical Reimaginings 53
3 Medieval Reimaginings 84
4 New Forms 98
5 New Selves 139
Conclusion: Passion Play 171