AUTHORCarpenter, Charles A.
TITLEDramas of the Nuclear Age—A Descriptive List of English-Language Plays
PUBLISHERThe Edwin Mellen Press
CITYLewiston, New York

This book catalogues and describes almost 80 plays pertaining directly to the nuclear age. Organized chronologically, it provides bibliographical information for each of the plays, as well as a detailed description of the play's form, content, and relevance to the nuclear age. The book brings many obscure plays to light, emphasizing the importance of drama as a representation of the anxieties of the nuclear age and suggesting that drama conveys the related emotions more effectively than poetry or prose. The book makes a valuable and original contribution to literary scholarship through the comprehensive grouping of the plays that treat the nuclear age as their central topic, deliberately omitting a myriad of plays that merely refer to it. It includes a chronology of important events related to the nuclear age, as well as an index of playwrights.

Find in a Library with

Related Topics

Issues Disciplines Warfare

creative commons - some rights reserved
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons License.