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Reading Modern Drama by Alan Ackerman


Reading Modern Drama by Alan Ackerman

Exploring the relationship between dramatic language and its theatrical aspects, Reading Modern Drama provides an accessible entry point for general readers and academics into the world of contemporary theatre scholarship. This collection promotes the use of diverse perspectives and critical methods to explore the common theme of language as well as the continued relevance of modern drama in our lives. Reading Modern Drama offers provocative close readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays, from Hedda Gabler to e.e. cummings' Him. Taken together, these essays enter into an ongoing, fruitful debate about the terms 'modern' and 'drama' and build a much-needed bridge between literary studies and performance studies.

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Alan Ackerman is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.

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Publication date

25th April 2012


Alan Ackerman

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University of Toronto Press


320 pages


Literary studies: plays & playwrights



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