This comprehensive database contains 2,000 plays that offer a unique window into the economic, historical, social and political psyche of the United States and Canada.
In addition to providing a comprehensive, full-text resource for students in the performing arts, this collection offers a unique window into the economic, historical, social and political psyche of two countries. Scholars and students who use the database will have a new way to study the signal events of the 20th century – including the Depression, the role of women, the Cold War and more – through the plays and performances of writers who lived through these decades.
More than 1,250 of the works are in copyright and licensed from the authors or their estates, and 1,700 plays appear in no other Alexander Street collection. At least 550 of the works have never before been published in any format, and are available only in Twentieth Century North American Drama – including unpublished plays by major writers and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Twentieth Century North American Drama contains not only the texts themselves, but also hundreds of playbills, posters and other ephemera. As with Alexander Street’s other drama databases, significant information is included about productions, performances, theatrical companies and other details.
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