REVOLUTION IN AMERICAN DRAMA by Edmond M. Gagey

REVOLUTION IN AMERICAN DRAMA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A survey, a summary of the last three decades in the American theatre, this is a detailed record of the plays and playwrights who have figured in its history, rather than a more studied appraisal, though there is some measure of evaluation. After the slighter, lighter years of the theatre preceding the '20's, these next years saw its ""revolution"" as a new seriousness of technique as well as theme was introduced, the experimental, the artisitic, were encouraged, while O'Neill revived the tragic spirit great success. The theater of poetic imagination (Anderson, Thornton Wilder, useful for club study groups and review.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1947
Publisher: Columbia University