Black Comedy: 9 Plays: A Critical Anthology with Interviews and Essays (Applause Books) (Paperback)

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This first-of-its kind collection includes a wide range of works, from an early examination and critique of American society after World War II to plays that reflect socio-political concerns that kept pace with historical events, like the sit-in demonstrations, the bus boycotts, black nationalism, and the women's liberation movement. A hybrid of comedic forms including satire, farce, comedy of manners, romantic comedy, dark comedy, and tragicomedy are presented through vernacular language, stand-up performance art, masks, broad humor, as well as the minstrel show. Essays, articles and interviews complement this critical edition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781557832788
ISBN-10: 1557832781
Publisher: Applause Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Pages: 514
Language: English
Series: Applause Books

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