AUTHORCarpenter, Charles A.
TITLEDramas of the Nuclear Age—A Descriptive List of English-Language Plays
PUBLISHERThe Edwin Mellen Press
CITYLewiston, New York
DATE PUBLISHED2000
ISBN0-7734-7891-4


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.


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