The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

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Fully updated and expanded, this encyclopedic volume is packed with information about the American theatre from its beginnings to the present day. In addition to comprehensive coverage of America's leading actors, playwrights, directors, songwriters, playhouses, and dramatic movements, there are entries on the people and productions from overseas that have helped shape the US stage tradition, most notably Shakespeare, Beckett, and Pinter. There are also summaries of hundreds of celebrated plays as diverse as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cats, The Iceman Cometh, Arsenic and Old Lace, My Fair Lady, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Ranging from Clifford Odets and Lillian Hellman to George Gershwin and Neil Simon, from Florenz Ziegfeld and Mae West to Lee Strasberg and Jessica Tandy, this is the standard one-volume reference for everyone who loves the American stage.show more

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  • Hardback | 744 pages
  • 200.66 x 236.22 x 58.42mm | 1,474.17g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195072464
  • 9780195072464

About Gerald Bordman

Gerald Bordman is the author of many books, including American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, Jerome Kern: His Life and Music, and Days to be Happy, Years to be Sad: The Life and Music of Vincent Youmans.show more

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