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Roudané, Matthew Charles 1953-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 186 publications in 3 languages and 8,349 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew Charles Roudané
The Cambridge companion to Sam Shepard by Matthew Charles Roudané( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of 17 original essays, American and European authors explore the various aspects of Sam Shepard's career - his plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and film work - and present a chronology of Shepard's life
The Cambridge companion to Tennessee Williams by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 14 original essays covers Williams's work from the early apprenticeship years in the 1930s to his last play before death in 1983. Leading scholars in the field cover a healthy sampling of work, including minor plays and poems
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? : necessary fictions, terrifying realities by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
Approaches to teaching Miller's Death of a salesman( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1, "Materials," surveys editions, anthologies, and a large selection of published works on Miller. Part 2, "Approaches," has fourteen concise, helpful essays by experienced instructors focusing on stage directions and scenery; comparing Willy Loman with salesmen in plays by O'Neill and Mamet; and reading the play from psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, sociological, and feminist perspectives
Conversations with Arthur Miller by Arthur Miller( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Miller and his essays provide an insight into his dramatic works and the man behind the works
Understanding Edward Albee by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American drama since 1960 : a critical history by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1960s two leaders of the New York performance group Living Theatre were asked to define its purpose. In this survey of contemporary American drama, Matthew C. Roudane argues that the response of these two pioneers in experimental theater - Julian Beck and Judith Malina - goes a long way toward explaining the purpose of all of the rich and varied dramas to appear on the stage since 1960: "To increase conscious awareness, to stress the sacredness of life, to break down the walls." African-American playwrights (Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka), women playwrights (Marsha Norman, Wendy Wasserstein, Beth Henley), gay playwrights (Harvey Fierstein, Tony Kushner), and others have over the past three and a half decades entreated audiences to acknowledge the persistence of racism, sexism, homophobia, and a host of other societal ills. Other playwrights have asked audiences to confront their own mortality (Edward Albee), their compromised morality (David Mamet), their unfulfilled American Dream (Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, and countless others). Whatever the particularities of these playwrights' personal identities, politics, of dramatic style, they share a willingness to confront uncomfortable truths about the human condition in America since 1960. Ironically, it is in their very rebellion against any number of things American that they identify themselves and their literature as such. Roudane takes no scattershot approach to his subject. Favoring clusters of themes and the broad sweep of movements to linear chronology, he develops a carefully aimed analysis of the work of about two dozen of the hundreds of playwrights whose dramas have, since 1960, been performed in every venue, from regional and university theaters to Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Broadway
Edward Albee : a critical introduction by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Albee (1928-2016) was a central figure in modern American theatre, and his bold and often experimental theatrical style won him wide acclaim. This book explores the issues, public and private, that so influenced Albee's vision over five decades, from his first great success, The Zoo Story (1959), to his last play, Me, Myself, & I (2008). Matthew Roudané covers all of Albee's original works in this comprehensive, clearly structured, and up-to-date study of the playwright's life and career: in Part I, the volume explores Albee's background and the historical contexts of his work; Part II concentrates on twenty-four of his plays, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962); and Part III investigates his critical reception. Surveying Albee's relationship with Broadway, and including interviews conducted with Albee himself, this book will be of great importance for theatregoers and students seeking an accessible yet incisive introduction to this extraordinary American playwright"--
Public issues, private tensions : contemporary American drama( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected essays of Arthur Miller by Arthur Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama essentials : an anthology of plays by Sophocle( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet bird of youth by Tennessee Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tennessee Williams's atmospheric play of 1959 about Chance Wayne, the one-time heart-throb of his hometown who returns hoping to break into the movies and find the girl of his youth. Accompanied by faded movie star Alexandra Del Lago, grieving in a haze of drugs and alcohol for her lost youth, he discovers that time will shortly catch up with him and wreak a terrible retribution for his past actions. In its exploration of corruption, ageing and the effects of time, the play offers a magnificent study of the dark side of the American Dream."--Page 4 of cover
American dramatists( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance theory( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Methuen drama guide to contemporary American playwrights by Tom Adler( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from America over the last fifty years. This authoritative guide leads you through the work of twenty five major contemporary American playwrights, discussing more than 140 plays in detail. Written by a team of twenty five eminent international scholars, each chapter provides: a biological introduction to the playwright's work; a survey and concise analysis of the writer's most important plays; a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and critical reception; a bibliography of published plays and a select list of critical works. -- from back cover
The New Orleans Tribune : an introduction to America's first Black daily newspaper by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existentialist patterns in the theater of Edward Albee by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary authors : bibliopgraphical series by Matthew Charles Roudané( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tian na xi · wei lian si( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and religion in the aftermath : reading (sacred) texts in light of trauma( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Sam Shepard
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The Cambridge companion to Tennessee WilliamsWho's afraid of Virginia Woolf? : necessary fictions, terrifying realitiesApproaches to teaching Miller's Death of a salesmanConversations with Arthur MillerUnderstanding Edward AlbeeAmerican drama since 1960 : a critical historyPublic issues, private tensions : contemporary American dramaDrama essentials : an anthology of playsSweet bird of youth
Alternative Names
Roudané, Matthew

Roudané, Matthew 1953-

Roudané, Matthew C.

Roudané, Matthew C. 1953-

Roudané, Matthew C. (Matthew Charles), 1953-

Roudané, Matthew Charles.

Languages
English (172)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)