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New Readings in American Drama

Something's Happening Here

Norma Jenckes

Contents: Deborah R. Geis: Staging Hypereloquence: Edward Albee and the Monologic Voice – Marcia Noe: Reconfiguring the Subject/Recuperating Realism: Susan Glaspell’s Unseen Woman – Jennifer Gillan: Staging a Staged Crisis in Masculinity: Race and Masculinity in Six Degrees of Separation – John Gruesser: Lies That Kill: Lorraine Hansberry’s Answer to Heart of Darkness in Les Blancs – Penny Farfan: From Birth and After Birth to One Shoe Off: Tina Howe and the Uses of Feminism – Jeff Johnson: Gendermandering: Stereotyping and Gender Role Reversal in the Major Plays of William Inge – James Hurt: Arthur Kopit’s Wings and the Languages of the Theater – Janet V. Haedicke: Decoding Cipher Space: David Mamet’s The Cryptogram and America’s Dramatic Legacy – Granger Babcock: «What’s the Secret?»: Willy Loman as Desiring Machine – Albert Wertheim: Hollywood’s Moral Landscape: Clifford Odets’s The Big Knife – Philip J. Hanson: The Emperor Jones: Naturalistic Tragedy in Hemispheric Perspective – David Radavich: Collapsing Male Myths: Rabe’s Tragicomic Hurlyburly – Barry Witham: Between Two Worlds: Elmer Rice Chairs the Thirties Debate – Gaylord Brewer: He’s Still Falling: Wallace Shawn’s Problem of Morality – Nancy L. Nester: The Agoraphobic Imagination: The Protagonist Who Murders and the Critics Who Praise Her – Gene A. Plunka: McLuhan, Perfect People, and the Media Plays of Jean-Claude van Italie – Verena Foster: Desire, Death and Laughter: Tragicomic Dramaturgy in A Streetcar Named Desire – Harry J. Elam, Jr.: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Singing Wilson’s Blues – Marc Silverstein: «Any Baggage You Don’t Claim, We Trash»: Living With(in) History in Wolfe’s The Colored Museum.