By Clive Bloom (eds.)
An creation to American drama, aimed toward scholars, teachers and critical readers, that's additionally involved that the unexpected names and forgotten voices of these who made a massive contribution to its background, were unfairly neglected.
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Susan Glaspell, 'Social Life', Weekly Outlook, vol. 2, no. 11 (13 March 1897) p. 7. This was an unsigned column that appeared regularly in the Weekly Outlook; Glaspell was Society Editor for the paper from its first issue, 11 July 1896, until she left Davenport for Drake University, Des Moines, to study for a degree in philosophy in September 1897. : Western Illinois University, 1983), Marcia Noe argues convincingly that the 'Social Life' columns were written by Glaspell. The Monist Society was founded by George Cram Cook and Floyd Dell as a gesture of rebellion against the Davenport Socialist Party, which, as Glaspell wrote, 'had to be treated a little too respectfully' (RT, p.
870. Eric Bentley, 'Trying to Like O'Neill', in In Search ofTheatre (New York: Vintage Books, 1954). Mary McCarthy, 'Eugene O'Neill - Dry Ice', in Sights and Spectacles, 1937-58 (London: Heinemann, 1959). Georg Lukacs, The Meaning of Contemporary Realism (London: Merlin Press, 1962) pp. 83-4. 3 Clifford Odets MICHAEL WOOLF One day Cheryl Crawford, one of the Group's directors, asked me to read half a dozen scripts which were being considered for production. I went through them with little interest, until I came to the last, whose vivid characterization, pungent dialogue and effective dramaturgy revealed a brilliant new talent ...
The allegiance extends from Stephen Crane and Dreiser through Hemingway to O'Neill. Lavinia finally turns away from her lover saying: 'Love isn't permitted to me. ' She enters the family home or mausoleum alone, to live shut up with ancestral determinism, Oedipal pressures, the inability to break with natural forces - a pattern which, as in William Faulkner's fiction, is given as a curse. When Lavinia says: 'I know they will see to it I live a long time! ', It is like a replay of Oedipus at Colonnus for Americans.
American Drama by Clive Bloom (eds.)