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Author Wertheim, Albert.

Title Staging the war : American drama and World War II / Albert Wertheim
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 328 pages) : illustrations
Contents Getting involved : American drama on the eve of World War II -- The drama of the war years -- The dramatic art of Uncle Sam : the government, the drama, and the war -- Airing the war : World War II radio plays -- The aftermath
Summary In Staging the War, Albert Wertheim brings to light the important role played by drama in many forms during the period between the Depression and the conclusion of WWII. He includes in his purview several works from the pre- and postwar periods. While at the time the subjects of these plays did not seem to be about the war, Wertheim discovered that "reading those dramas in a wartime context ... nuances them in unanticipated ways." In research ranging over more than 150 plays, the author discusses some of the most well-known work, such as the Time of Our Life, Our Town, Watch on the Rhine, and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-317) and index
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Subject American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
War in literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Literature and the war.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003006845
ISBN 0253110858 (electronic bk.)
9780253110855 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)