American Theatre

American Theatre : A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1969-2000

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Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.show more

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  • Hardback | 514 pages
  • 187.7 x 259.8 x 43.7mm | 1,244.11g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195123476
  • 9780195123470

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This volume is just as valuable as the previous ones for all major and minor library collections and all theatre historians and aficionados should have it in their collections. * Broadside * Hischak's latest volume in this classic reference set...continues the breezy style and comprehensive coverage of previous volumes....Instead of supplying capsule entries for each play, Hischak writes chapter-length essays for each entire season, trying to summarize its mood, tenor, and character...Although clearly most appropriate for reference collections, the book's engaging style and readability may warrant a second copy for circulation. * Choice * How wonderful that Oxford has latched on to Thomas Hischak for the latest volume of its history of American comedy and drama! He knows his facts and is such a compelling writer that this update can only thrill lovers of American theatre. * Gerald Bordman, editor of Oxford Companion to American Theatre (OUP,1992) * Hischak, who won ALA's Outstanding Academic Book award in 1995 for The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia, examines over 2000 plays....A well-written diary of theater events [whose] small-print format belies the energy and readability of the text....A valuable reference [r]ecommended for academic and large public libraries. * Library Journal * American Theatre, like the earlier volumes, represents a heroic compilation effort and a fine place to begin one's research or to take a quick look at a play or a season in the New York theatre during the last three decades of the twentieth-century. Oxford and Hischak should be congratulated for continuing the series. * Theatre Journal *show more

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