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Bigsby, C. W. E.

Works: 205 works in 1,335 publications in 5 languages and 40,242 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Essays  Reference works  Historical drama  Fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Narrator, Interviewer, Restager , Redactor, Publishing director, Speaker
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by C. W. E Bigsby
Modern American drama, 1945-2000 by C. W. E Bigsby( )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 2,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes discussions of Eugene O'Neil, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard and others
Contemporary American playwrights by C. W. E Bigsby( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Bigsby explores the works and influences of ten contemporary American playwrights: John Guare (House of Blue Leaves), Tina Howe (Museum and Approaching Zanzibar), Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Emily Mann (Anulla: An Autobiography and Having Our Say), Richard Nelson (An American Comedy), Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden), David Rabe (In the Boom Boom Room), Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief), Wendy Wasserstein (The Sisters Rosenzweig), and Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson (Talley's Folly). Bigsby examines, in some detail, the developing careers of some of America's most fascinating and original dramatic talent. In addition to well-known works, Bigsby discusses some of the latest plays to reach the stage. This lively and accessible book, by one of the leading writers on American theatre, will be of interest to students, scholars and general theatre-goers alike
The Cambridge companion to Arthur Miller by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

70 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised and updated edition includes Miller's late work and the key productions and criticism since the playwright's death in 2005
The Cambridge history of American theatre by Don B Wilmeth( Book )

67 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first multi-volume history of the American theatre to have been published, The Cambridge History of American Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the History, recognizes changing styles of presentation and performance, and addresses the economic context that conditions the drama presented. Volume One brings together the work of ten major authorities on American theatre and drama. Like each of the three volumes, volume one includes an extensive overview and timeline followed by chapters on specific aspects of American theatre up to c. 1870. The American Society for Theatre Research has awarded the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research to The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume 1
A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Miller : 1915-1962 by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This is the long-awaited biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller, whose postwar decade of work earned him international critical and popular acclaim. Christopher Bigsby's gripping, meticulously researched biography examines his refusal to name names before the notorious House on Un-American Activities Committee, offers new insights into Miller's marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and sheds new light on how their relationship informed Miller's subsequent great plays
The Black American writer by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Albee : a collection of critical essays by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays to help you understand and appreciate the works of Edward Albee
Modern American drama, 1945-1990 by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confrontation and commitment; a study of contemporary American drama 1959-66 by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dada & Surrealism by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- General Editor's Preface -- Prefatory Note -- Part One Data -- 1 Definitions, Statements and Manifestoes -- 2 The Spread of the Dada Virus -- 3 The Dada Essence -- Part Two Surrealism -- 4 Definitions, Statements and Manifestoes -- 5 Birth, Progress and Politics -- 6 Origins, Aesthetics and Ethics -- Select Bibliography -- Index
The portable Arthur Miller by Arthur Miller( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of writing by Arthur Miller over the course of sixty years, from the 1930s through the 1990s, including the complete texts of some of his well-known plays, such as "The Crucible," and "Death of a Salesman," and a radio drama previously thought to be lost
A new introduction to American studies by Howard Temperley( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This text] conveys ... the importance of American Studies. [The text] provides a comprehensive and re-evaluation of America's place in the world and the often tangled paths that led her theres. [It also] provides a contemporary view of the central themes and pre-occupations of American life. Ideals such as the commitment to liberty, equality and material progress are fully examined and new light is shed on the sometimes contradictory ways in which these ideals have informed the nation's history and culture. [This] is essential reading for all students of American history, literature and politics. The general reader, too, will find much of interest in this exploration of the diverse factors that have shaped - and continue to shape - the America we think we know today. -Back cover
Remembering Arthur Miller by C. W. E Bigsby( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Arthur Miller died, on 10 February 2005, aged eighty-nine, it was fifty-six years to the day after the opening night of Death of a salesman on Broadway and almost seventy years since he wrote his first play. This book is a celebration of a life committed to writing, to upholding liberty and to speaking out against injustice. Over eighty pieces from actors, writers, directors, reveiwers and others who knew or worked with Miller, attest to the enduring legacy that he left and the honour in which he is held. This book is concluded with an in-depth interview conducted by Christopher Bigsby in which Arthur Miller candidly discusses his life and work, from his upbringing in Harlem and his early writing, to his marriages and the McCarthy era, through to his later plays
Plays by Susan Glaspell( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long known only for a single play, Susan Glaspell now emerges as a significant figure in the history of American drama, a woman of genuine creative daring. A co-founder of the Provincetown Players - the group which acted as midwife to the American theatre - Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) can also lay claim to be a major figure in her own right. Her early plays were in many respects as challenging and original as those with which O'Neill made his debut. Her concern with language as subject, with character as an expression of social role, with plot as a mechanism which may ensnare rather than locate the self, made her very much a modern. In Trifles (1916) she developed a feminist critique of social role. In The outside (1917) she staged a debate between the life force and a perverse celebration of death. In both plays silence becomes an eloquent expression of meaning. The verge (1921) is an experimental work of considerable proportions, more daring in many ways than anything attempted by O'Neill. Though Inheritors (1921) is far more conventional it touched a contemporary nerve, questioning the nature and reality of American pieties
Beautiful dreamer : a novel by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... "unflinchingly explores a mushrooming tragedy that begins when a black man walks through the front door of a white-owned store in turn-of-the-century rural Tennessee ..."--Publishers Weekly
Superculture : American popular culture and Europe by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

21 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to David Mamet by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of specially written essays offers both student and theatregoer a guide to one of the most celebrated American dramatists working today. The volume covers the full range of Mamet's writing, as well as his films, including Homicide and The Spanish Prisoner. Additional chapters also explore Mamet and acting, Mamet as director, his fiction, and a survey of Mamet criticism. The Companion to David Mamet is an introduction which will prepare the reader for future work by this writer."--Jacket
Arthur Miller : a critical study by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christopher Bigsby explores the entirety of Arthur Miller's work, including plays, poetry, fiction and films, in this comprehensive and stimulating study. Drawing on interviews conducted over the last twenty years, on unique rehearsal material and research archives, he paints a compelling picture of how Miller's works were influenced by and created in the light of events of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This is an enjoyable insight into a great playwright that will interest both theatregoers and students of modern drama."--Jacket
Approaches to popular culture by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modern American drama, 1945-2000
Contemporary American playwrightsThe Cambridge companion to Arthur MillerThe Cambridge history of American theatreA critical introduction to twentieth-century American dramaArthur Miller : 1915-1962Modern American drama, 1945-1990The portable Arthur MillerA new introduction to American studies
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