A History of Modern Drama: Volume II explores a remarkable breadth of topics and analytical approaches to the dramatic works, authors, and transitional events and movements that shaped world drama from 1960 through to the dawn of the new millennium.
- Features detailed analyses of plays and playwrights, examining the influence of a wide range of writers, from mainstream icons such as Harold Pinter and Edward Albee, to more unorthodox works by Peter Weiss and Sarah Kane
- Provides global coverage of both English and non-English dramas – including works from Africa and Asia to the Middle East
- Considers the influence of art, music, literature, architecture, society, politics, culture, and philosophy on the formation of postmodern dramatic literature
- Combines wide-ranging topics with original theories, international perspective, and philosophical and cultural context
Completes a comprehensive two-part work examining modern world drama, and alongside A History of Modern Drama: Volume I, offers readers complete coverage of a full century in the evolution of global dramatic literature.
Keywords: Modern drama, postmodern drama, drama history, world drama, 20th-century drama, postmodernism, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Peter Weiss, Sarah Kane, theatricality, dramaturgy, History of Modern Drama Volume I, drama and literature, drama and philosophy, theatre history, theater history, theatre and performance, theater and performance, Tom Stoppard, Caryl Churchill, Brian Friel, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, August Wilson, Tony Kushner, Carlos Fuentes, Suzan-Lori Parks, Martin McDonagh, Drama