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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...

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...

Outlaw Tongues: The Stimuli for Michael McClure’s The Beard

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Most contemporary readers can flip through Michael McClure’s most ambitious and notorious drama, The Beard, and be baffled that something so ostensibly perplexing and tautological could have caused such uproar in the 1960s. Police arrested...

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...

‘This Was My Hollywood Career’: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and 1950s Hollywood

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In September 1957, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road was more than a bestseller. Identified as the ‘testament’ of the Beat Generation by Gilbert Millstein in his New York Times book review and as the ‘Bible of the Beat Generation’ on the back...

Radical Ritual Performance in the Early Prophetic Poetry of Bob Kaufman

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Introduction William Stafford, in one of his pithy aphorisms, states that ‘[m]any critics treat a novel or poem as a statement./But it is better considered as a performance’ (2014: 46). Stafford’s astute observation...