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Bigsby, C. W. E.

Works: 204 works in 1,246 publications in 5 languages and 39,375 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Essays  Reference works  Fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Narrator, Interviewer, Restager , Author of introduction, ed, Speaker, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
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Most widely held works by C. W. E Bigsby
A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene O'Neill - Clifford Odets - Left-wing theatre - Black drama - Thornton Wilder - Lillian Hellman - Luigi Pirandello - Arthur Miller
The Cambridge companion to Arthur Miller by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

67 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,767 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
Arthur Miller : 1915-1962 by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,529 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 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of American theatre( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,354 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
Edward Albee : a collection of critical essays by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,351 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 )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Arthur Miller by Arthur Miller( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,039 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
Dada & Surrealism by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

35 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui da da he chao xian shi zhu yi liu pai de qi yuan, fa zhan, yi shu guan yu huo dong zuo le lun shu
Modern American drama, 1945-2000 by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes discussions of Eugene O'Neil, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard and others
Beautiful dreamer : a novel by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 976 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
Confrontation and commitment; a study of contemporary American drama 1959-66 by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superculture : American popular culture and Europe by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

20 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary English drama by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Osborne - Harold Pinter - Joe Orton - Tom Stoppard - Edward Bond - John McGrath - Caryl Churchill - Trevor Griffiths
The Cambridge companion to David Mamet by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 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
Contemporary American playwrights by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 704 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
Plays by Susan Glaspell( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 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
Arthur Miller : a critical study by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 697 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
Remembering Arthur Miller by C. W. E Bigsby( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 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
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A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama
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Bigsby, C. W. E.

Bigsby, C.W.E. 1941-

Bigsby, Chris W. 1941-

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Bigsby, Christopher W. E.

Bigsby, Christopher William Edgar.

Bigsby, Christopher William Edgar 1941-

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Christopher William Edgar Bigsby écrivain britannique

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The Cambridge companion to Arthur MillerArthur Miller : 1915-1962The Cambridge history of American theatreModern American drama, 1945-1990The portable Arthur MillerModern American drama, 1945-2000Beautiful dreamer : a novelThe Cambridge companion to David Mamet