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Chapter 8: American Drama - Selected Bibliography
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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999
Adler, Thomas P. American drama, 1940-1960: a critical history. NY: Twayne, 1994. PS351.A35
Austin, Gayle. Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1990.
Barlow, Judith E. Plays by American Women: The Early Years. NY: Avon, 1981. PS628 W6 P59
Bernstein, Samuel J. The Strands Entwined: A New Direction in American Drama. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1980. PS351.B4
Bigsby, C. W. E. A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama. NY: Cambridge UP, 1982-1985. PS351.B483
Brown, Janet. Plays by American Women, 1900-1930. N.Y.: Applause Theatre Book Pub, 1985. PS628.W6 P59
Clum, John M. Acting Gay: Male Homosexualityin Modern Drama. NY: Columbia UP, 1992.
Counts, Michael L. Coming Home: The Soldier's Return in Twentieth Century American Drama. NY: Peter Lang, 1988.
Daniel, Lanelle. ed. American Drama Criticism: Supplement IV to the Second Edition. North Haven: Shoe String, 1996.
Davis, Walter A. Get the Guests: Psychoanalysis, Modern American Drama, and the Audience. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1994. PS350 .D38
Demastes, William W. Beyond Naturalism: A New Realism in American Theatre. NY: Greenwood P, 1988. PS338.R42 D46
Eddleman, Floyd E. ed. American Drama Criticism; Supp. II to Second Edition. Hamden: Shoe String, 1989.
- - -. ed. American Drama Criticism: Supplement III to the Second Edition. Hamden, CT: Shoe String, 1992.
Erdman, Harley. Staging the Jew: the performance of an American ethnicity, 1860-1920. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers UP, 1997. PS338.J4 E73
Fisher, Judith L. and Stephen Watt. eds. When They Weren't Doing Shakespeare: Essays on Nineteenth-Century British and American Theatre. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1989. PN 2594.W47
Fleche, Anne. Mimetic Disillusion: Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U.S. Dramatic Realism. Tuscaloosa, AL: U of Alabama P, 1997.
Furtado, Ken, and Nancy Hellner. Gay and lesbian American plays: an annotated bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P, 1993. Ref / PS153 .G38 F87
Fletcher, Winona. ed. The Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award: an anthology of prize-winning plays. Topeka, KS: Clark Pub., Inc., 1996. PS625 .L67x
Gavin, Christy. American women playwrights, 1964-1989: a research guide and annotated bibliography. NY: Garland Pub., 1993. PS338 .W6 G38
Gerould, Daniel C. ed. American melodrama. NY: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1983. PN1918.U5 A512
Greenfield, Thomas A. Work and the Work Ethic in American Drama, 1920-1970. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1982. PS338.W65 G7
Hamalian, Leo. ed. The Roots of African American Drama: An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1991.
Hatch, James V., and Ted Shine. eds. Black Theatre U.S.A.: Plays by African Americans 1847 to Today. NY: Free P, 1996. ISBN: 0-684-82306-3.
| Top | Hatch, James V., and Ted Shine. eds. Black Theatre U.S.A.: Plays by African Americans 1847 to Today. NY: Free P, 1996. ISBN: 0-684-82306-3.
Herman, William. Understanding Contemporary American Drama. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1987.
Houston, Velina H. ed. But still, like air, I'll rise: new Asian American plays. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1997. PS628 .A85 S75
Huerta, Jorge A. Necessary Theater: Six Plays about the Chicano Experience. Houston: Arte Publico P, 1989. PS 628.M4 N4
Jones, Eugene H. Native Americans as Shown on the Stage, 1753-1916. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P, 1988. PS338.I53 J66
Kattwinkel, Susan. Tony Pastor presents: afterpieces from the vaudeville stage. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1998. PS549.N5 K38
Kolin, Philip C. ed. American Playwrights since 1945: A Guide to Scholarship, Criticism, and Performance. NY: Greenwood, 1986.
Kritzer, Amelia H. ed. Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995.
Loney, Glenn. ed. California Gold-rush plays. NY: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1983. PS632.C3
Mason, Jeffrey D. Melodrama and the myth of America. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1993. PS336.M44 M36
McConachie, Bruce A. Melodramatic formations: American theatre and society, 1820-1870. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1992.
McNamara, Brooks. ed. American popular entertainments: jokes, monologues, bits, and sketches. NY: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1983. PN6120.V3 A45
Meserve, Walter J. American drama to 1900: a guide to information sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980. Z1231.D7 M45
- - -. ed. On stage, America!: a selection of distinctly American plays. NY: Feedback Theatrebooks & Prospero P, 1996. PS625.O5
- - -, and Mollie A. Meserve. eds. When conscience trod the stage: American plays of social awareness. NY: Feedback Theatrebooks & Prospero Press, 1998. PS627 .S63 W47
Miller, Jordan Y. and Winifred L. Frazer. American drama between the wars: a critical history. Boston: Twayne, 1991. PS351.M5
Murphy, Brenda. American Realism and American Drama, 1880-1940. NY: Cambridge UP, 1987. PS338.R42 M87
Nelson, Brian. ed. Asian American drama: 9 plays from the multiethnic landscape. NY: Applause, 1997. PS628 .A85 A88
Orr, John. Tragic Drama and Modern Society: Studies in the Social and Literary Theory of Drama from 1870 to the Present. NY: Macmillan, 1981.
Osborn, M. Elizabeth. On New Ground: Contemporary Hispanic-American Plays. NY: Theatre Communications Group, 1987. PS628.H57 O5
Perkins, Kathy A. ed. Black female playwrights: an anthology of plays before 1950. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1989. PS628 .N4 B54
Porter, Susan L. With an Air Debonair: Musical Theatre in America, 1785-1815. Washington: Smithsonian, 1991.
Richards, Jeffrey H., ed. Early American Drama. NY: Viking Penguin, 1997.
- - -. Theater Enough: American Culture and the Metaphor of the World Stage, 1607-1789. Durham: Duke UP, 1991.
Richardson, Gary A. American Drama from the Colonial Period: Through World War I: A Critical History. NY: Twayne, 1993. PS332.R53
| Top | Robinson, Marc. The Other American Drama. Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama. NY: Cambridge UP, 1994.
Roudané, Matthew C. American Drama Since 1960: A Critical History. NY: Twayne, 1996.
Sanders, Leslie C. The Development of Black Theatre in America: From Shadows to Selves. Baton Rouge: Louisian SUP, 1988. PS338 .N4 S26
Sarlos, Robert K. Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theatre in Ferment. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1982. PN2297.P7 S27
Scanlan, Tom. Family, Drama, and American Dreams. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood P, 1978. PS338.F35 S3
Scharine, Richard G. From Class to Caste in American Drama: Political and Social Themes since the 1930s. NY: Greenwood P, 1991. PS338.P6 S33
Schlueter, June. Modern American Drama: The Female Canon. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1990. PS338.W6 M6
- - -. ed. Feminist Rereadings of Modern American Drama. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1989.
Schroeder, Patricia R. The Presence of the Past in Modern American Drama. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1989.
Schofield, Mary A., and Cecilia Macheski. eds. Curtain Calls: British and American Women and the Theater, 1660-1820. Athens: Ohio UP, 1991.
Sears, Priscilla. A Pillar of Fire to Follow: American Indian Dramas, 1808-1859. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green U Popular P, 1982. PS343.S42
Shaland, Irene. American theater and drama research: an annotated guide to information sources, 1945-1990. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1991. PN2266.3 .S53x
Smith, Susan H. American Drama: The Bastard Art. NY: Cambridge UP, 1996.
Smith, Wendy. Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940. NY: Knopf, 1990.
Vaughn, Jack A. Early American Dramatists: From the Beginnings to 1900. NY: Ungar, 1981.
Vorlicky, Robert. Act Like a Man: Challenging Masculinities in American Drama. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995.
Watt, Stephen, and Judith Law Fisher. eds. When they weren't doing Shakespeare: essays on nineteenth-century British and American theatre. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1989. PN2594.W47
Wilmeth, Don B. ed. Staging the nation: plays from the American theater, 1787-1909. Boston: Bedford Books, 1998. PS632 .S73
Wilson, Garff B. Three Hundred Years of American Drama and Theatre, from Ye bare and ye cubb to Chorus Line. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1982. PN2221 W5
Wolter, Jurgen C. The Dawning of American Drama: American Dramatic Criticism, 1746-1915. Westport: Greenwood P, 1993.
| Top |Selected Bibliography 2000-2005
Abbotson, Susan C. W. Thematic Guide to Modern Drama. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.
Allen, Carol D. Peculiar Passages: Black Women Playwrights, 1875 to 2000. NY: Peter Lang, 2005.
Andreach, Robert J. Drawing Upon the Past: Classical Theatre in the Contemporary American Theatre. NY: Peter Lang, 2003.
Aronson, Arnold. American avant-garde theatre: a history. NY: Routledge, 2000. PN2193 .E86 A88
Bennett, Benjamin. All Theater Is Revolutionary Theater. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2005.
Black, Cheryl. The Women of Provincetown, 1915-1922. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2002.
Bower, Martha G. 'Color Struck' under the Gaze: Ethnicity and the Pathology of Being in the Plays of Johnson, Hurston, Childress, Hansberry, and Kennedy. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
Brewer, Mary F. Staging Whiteness. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2005.
Bryer, Jackson R. ed. The Facts on File Companion to American Drama. NY: Facts on File, 2004.
Cortés, Eladio. ed. Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.
Cotsell, Michael. The Theater of Trauma: American Modernist Drama and the Psychological Struggle for the American Mind, 1900-1930. NY: Peter Lang, 2005.
Duffy, Susan. ed. The political plays of Langston Hughes. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2000. PS3515.U274 A6
Durham, Leslie A. Staging Gertrude Stein: Absence, Culture, and the Landscape of American Alternative Theatre. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Gardner, Eric. ed. Major Voices: The Drama of Slavery. New Milford, CT: Toby, 2005.
Kubiak, Anthony. Agitated States: Performance in the American Theater of Cruelty. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2002.
Larson, Catherine. Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2004.
Lhamon, W. T., Jr. Jump Jim Crow: Lost Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2003.
Link, Eric C. The Vast and Terrible Drama: American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004.
Meer, Sarah. Uncle Tom Mania: Slavery, Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2005.
Milleret, Margo. Latin American Women In/On Stage. Albany: State U of New York P, 2004.
Nelson, Emmanuel S. Contemporary Gay American Poets and Playwrights: An A-to-Z Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.
Savran, David. A Queer Sort of Materialism: Recontextualizing American Theater. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2003.
Shimakawa, Karen. National Abjection: The Asian American Body Onstage. Durham: Duke UP, 2002.
Smith, Marisa. ed. Women playwrights: the best plays of 1999. Hanover, NH: Smith and Kraus, 2001. PS628 .W6 W668x
Sternlicht, Sanford. A Reader's Guide to Modern American Drama. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2002.
Svich, Caridad, and Maria T. Marrero. eds. Out of the fringe: contemporary Latina/Latino theatre and performance. NY: Theatre Communications Group, 2000. PS628 .H57 O78
Wakefield, Thaddeus. The Family in Twentieth-Century American Drama. NY: Peter Lang, 2003.
Yellow Robe, William S., Jr. preface. Where the Pavement Ends: Five Native American Plays. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 2000.
Selected Bibliography 2006 to Present
Anderson, Lisa M. Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2007.
Belli, Angela. ed. Bodies and Barriers: Dramas of Dis-Ease. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2008.
Brietzke, Zander. American Drama in the Age of Film. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2007.
Bulman, Gail A. Staging Words, Performing Worlds: Intertextuality and Nation in Contemporary Latin American Theater. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2007.
Carter, Tim. Oklahoma! The Making of an American Musical. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2007.
Cliff, Nigel. The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, and Death in Ninteenth-Century America. NY: Random House, 2007.
Diggins, John P. Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire under Democracy. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2007.
Jiang, Tsui-fen. The American Dream in African American, Asian American, and Hispanic American Drama: August Wilson, Frank Chin, and Luis Valdez. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2009.
Johnson, Odai. Absence and Memory in Colonial American Theatre: Fiorelli's Plaster. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Knapp, Raymond. The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2006.
Krasner, David. American Drama 1945-2000: An Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006.
Lundskaer-Nielsen, Miranda. Directors and the New Musical Drama: British and American Musical Theatre in the 1980s and 90s. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Margolies, Edward. New York and the Literary Imagination: The City in Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008.
Maufort, Marc. Labyrinth of Hybridities: Avatars of O'Neillian Realism in Multi-Ethnic American Drama (1972-2003). NY: Peter Lang, 2010.
McMillin, Scott. The Musical as Drama: A Study of the Principles and Conventions Behind Musical Shows from Kern to Sondheim. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2006.
Saal, Ilka. New Deal Theater: The Vernacular Tradition in American Political Theater. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Shaffer, Jason. Performing Patriotism: National Identity in the Colonial and Revolutionary American Theater. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2007.
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