BeschreibungBeth Henley was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play for her first full-length play, "Crimes of the Heart," yet there has been no book-length consideration of her body of work until now. This volume includes original essays that contextualize and analyze her works from a variety of perspectives, focusing on her vexed status as a southern writer, her use of the comic grotesque, and her alleged feminist critiques of modern society. Receiving special attention are lesser-known plays which are crucial to understanding Henley's development as a playwright and postmodern thinker.
PortraitJulia A. Fesmire is Associate Professor of English at Middle Tennessee University. She focuses on contemporary literature and women's studies
Untertitel: 'Casebooks on Modern Dramatists'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2002
Seitenanzahl: 173 Seiten