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Ten Ways of Thinking About Samuel Beckett: The Falsetto of Reason

Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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... by renowned Beckett scholar Enoch Brater offers a delightfully original, playful and intriguing series of approaches to Beckett's drama, fiction and poetry. Beginning with a chapter entitled 'Things to Ponder While Waiting for Godot', each essay...

Death of a Salesman

Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller : All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, Broken Glass

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2010

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...Commentary When Willy Loman, suitcase in hand, walks slowly on to the set of Death of a Salesman in one of the most famous stage entrances in twentieth-century drama, he begins the long requiem that finally announces itself...

Unfair Arguments with Existence: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s One-Acts and the Modes of Beat Drama

Deborah R. Geis

Deborah R. Geis is Associate Professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, USA, where she specializes in 20th and 21st-century American literature and drama. She is the author of Postmodern Theatric(k)s: Monologue in Contemporary American Drama and of Suzan-Lori Parks, and the editor of Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America (with Steven F. Kruger) and of Considering MAUS: Approaches to Art Spiegelman’s “Survivor’s Tale” of the Holocaust. She is also a published performance poet who has appeared in the National Poetry Slam and in many other venues Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Best known for his own poetry and his support of other Beat writers as the co-founder, with Peter D. Martin, of City Lights Books in San Francisco in 1953 – as well as for his early ‘jazz poetry’ performances (Kenneth Rexroth said that he...

Kerouac’s The Subterraneans: When Film Adaptation Becomes Cultural Betrayal

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In July 1960, advertisements for the movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel The Subterraneans started being posted in California. The posters said: ‘Love among the new Bohemians!’ and ‘These are the Subterraneans: today’s young rebels –...

Rosalyn Drexler: Savvy, Savage, Sassy Polymath

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...‘Playfulness, amateurism, irresponsibility, incompetence’ is the phrase used by Robert Pasolli to describe a common perception of the Off-Off Broadway scene in which playwright Rosalyn Drexler was a key presence in the seminal 1960s (1968...

Angel Tendencies and Gratuitous Acts: Kill Your Darlings and the Legacy of Lucien Carr

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...When Lucien Carr died in 2005, his New York Times obituary described him as ‘a literary lion who never roared’ (Hampton 2005), a strange accolade for a man who worked quietly for fifty years as a news editor for United Press. Nonetheless...

Diane di Prima as Playwright: The Early Years 1959–1964

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Anyone who has followed the career of the poet Diane di Prima is aware that she’s an autodidact and a Renaissance individual. Many know her as the author of the erotic Memoirs of a Beatnik and of the poems Loba, ‘Rant, from a Cool Place...

Howl and the Performance of Communion

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...All the instruments agree that Allen Ginsberg was a fine performer, one who showed genuine respect, even love, for his audience. I have been at more than one reading where listeners who came too late were denied entrance...

Bunny Lang and the Cambridge Poets’ Theatre in the 1950s

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Playwright, producer, actor, publicist, costume designer, director, and tireless advocate, Violet Ranney (V. R.) ‘Bunny’ Lang was a driving force of the Poets’ Theatre of Cambridge, Massachusetts in the 1950s. From the group’s founding...

Evenings of Bohemian Cruelty: The Living Theatre in the 1950s

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The Living Theatre’s connection with the Beat poets is long and complex. They made art and love together throughout the 1950s, when Living Theatre founders Judith Malina and Julian Beck worked with modernist texts by Gertrude Stein...