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David Mamet

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... Toby Zinman, ‘Jewish Aporia’. it is often style not content that matters most in Mamet. Note the witty epigraph to Squirrels where rhythm triumphs: The reason I like Edna St. Vincent Millay Is that her name Sounds like...

George Bernard Shaw

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...To include Shaw among the fighting plays is to state the obvious, since his crusading spirit is evident in so many of his many works; that said, it is perhaps surprising to choose Pygmalion as the representative work. Others, like Saint...

Oscar Wilde

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Like Shaw, Wilde’s mode is comic, although his comedy is far frillier than GBS’s. It might be argued that Wilde is a “fighting” playwright, waging battle by mockery, skewering social mores with a feather; it may tickle while it draws blood....

Prologue

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Georg Büchner The German critic, Wilhelm Emrich, suggested that Büchner’s writings (totaling only 150 pages of text) foresaw the “fundamental compositional elements modern literature” (Georg Büchner und die modern Literatur, trans...

Bertolt Brecht

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The through-line of social concern that emerges from these first three playwrights in this group of “fighting plays” is the status of women. All these playwrights are male, and each examines the lack of female freedom, especially...

Conclusion

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Howard Barker, The Catastrophic Theatre As I gave this manuscript a final re-read, I was shocked (shocked!) to see I had used the words, “shocking,” “alarming,” “startling,” “horrifying,” “dire,” “grim,” “outrageous,” “grotesque...

All My Sons

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” 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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... is about – a set is a container’ (Toby Zinman, Edward Abee, University of Michigan Press, 2008, 3–4). Miller’s set directions, on the other hand, describe the Kellers’ back yard in minute detail, even down to the presumed real-estate value....

American Theatre since 1990

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama : From O’Neill to the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...“History is happening.” That paradoxical line from Hamilton, the runaway hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is the governing thought of this chapter. The word “happening” is intended in both its literal and slang meanings: the obvious...

Thornton Wilder

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Our Town, 1938 (New York: Harper Row, 1985) Although the Thornton Wilder bibliography is fairly long—a handful of full-length plays, including The Matchmaker (best known as its musical replay, Hello, Dolly!) and The Skin of Our Teeth...

Henrik Ibsen

Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman is Professor of English at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA where she was awarded the prize for “Distinguished Teaching.” Zinman was a Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor in China, and has won five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She publishes widely and lectures internationally on American drama. Zinman is also a widely published arts journalist and the chief theatre critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer where she reviews New York and London as well as Philadelphia. She was recently named by American Theatre magazine, “one of the twelve most influential critics in America.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Chekhov and Ibsen are the two modern playwrights proving irresistible to contemporary theater-makers and contemporary audiences, with endless productions, both starry and small, reverential and experimental, and endless new translations...