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Abbotson, Susan C. W. 1961-

Works: 12 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 6,619 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Sources  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Young adult works  Examinations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
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Most widely held works by Susan C. W Abbotson
Understanding Death of a salesman : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by Brenda Murphy( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of social, cultural, and historical documents and popular materials, with linking explanations and commentary, will help the reader to study the play in context of its time and cultural background. The collected materials are designed to work with the play to highlight inherent conflicts within American society which lie at the heart of 'Death of a Salesman, ' and to explore how the play affects and is affected by social mores and beliefs. Salesmanship and the changing face of business, along with perceptions of sports, gender, and families, are explored through selections drawn from a rich variety of sources that provide forceful evidence of the play's influence. Documents include essays, articles, and fiction, which have created or explored the social expectations of a typical American family in the late 1940s; unusual selections such as a self-analysis chart, an obituary, and a diary, which help to trace the history of salesmanship from the nineteenth century to the present day; and advertisements, song lyrics, speeches, how-to books, and other readings that promote an interdisciplinary study of the play." "The material is organized to offer five views of the play and to analyze its impact on American culture in terms of 'Cultural Myths and values, ' 'Economic Interests and Forces, ' 'American Business Culture, ' 'Family and Gender Expectations, ' and 'Sports and American Life.' Each chapter concludes with a list of 'Study Questions, '; 'Topics for Written or Oral Exploration'; and 'Suggested Readings, ' which are expecially useful for teachers." SLJ
Student companion to Arthur Miller by Susan C. W Abbotson( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Arthur Miller's life, his literary heritage, and eight works from "All my Sons" to "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan," discusses literary style, points of view, and setting, and offers analyses from different critical approaches
Critical companion to Arthur Miller : a literary reference to his life and work by Susan C. W Abbotson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arthur Miller died in 2005, but his reputation as one of America's greatest and most influential playwrights is secure. This book explores the playwright's major and minor works, as well as his turbulent personal and professional life. Additional features include extensive cross-references, information on film adaptations, a bibliography of primary and secondary sources, a chronology of Miller's works, and more."--Jacket
Thematic guide to modern drama by Susan C. W Abbotson( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-three alphabetically arranged entries, each of which explores a theme in modern drama from the perspectives of three representative plays
Masterpieces of 20th-century American drama by Susan C. W Abbotson( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles ten influential modern American plays, with an introductory overview of modern American drama and a biography of each play's author with discussion of themes, major characters, historical background, and critical reception
The crucible : a play in four acts by Arthur Miller( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small tight-knit community gossip and rumour spread like wildfire inflaming personal grievances until no-one is safe from accusation and vengeance. Seen as a chilling parallel to the McCarthyism and repressive culture of fear that gripped America in the 1950s, The Crucible's timeless appeal and universal themes remain as strong today as when the play opened on Broadway in 1953
A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller : All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, the Crucible, A View From the Bridge, Broken Glass by Toby Silverman Zinman( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller provides the essential guide to Miller's most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on five of Miller's plays: All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Broken Glass . A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers want a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid thei
Collected essays by Arthur Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arthur Miller was not only one of America's most important twentieth-century playwrights, but he was also one of its most influential literary, cultural, and intellectual voices. Throughout his career, he consistently remained one of the country's leading public intellectuals, advocating tirelessly for social justice, global democracy, and the arts. Theater scholar Susan C. W. Abbotson introduces this volume as a selection of Miller's finest essays, organized in three thematic parts: essays on the theater, essays on specific plays like Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, and sociopolitical essays on topics spanning from the Depression to the twenty-first century. Written with playful wit, clear-eyed intellect, and above all, human dignity, these essays offer unmatched insight into the work of Arthur Miller and the turbulent times through which he guided his country"--
Arthur Miller by Susan C. W Abbotson( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of 20th-century American Drama (Greenwood introduces literary masterpieces, 1545-6285) by Susan C. W Abbotson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modern American drama by Susan C. W Abbotson( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major writers and their works to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * William Inge: Picnic (1953), Bus Stop (1955) and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1957); * Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jerome Robbins: West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959); * Alice Childress: Just a Little Simple (1950), Gold Through the Trees (1952) and Trouble in Mind (1955); * Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee: Inherit the Wind (1955), Auntie Mame (1956) and The Gang's All Here (1959)" --
Crucible by Susan C. W Abbotson( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Understanding Death of a salesman : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents
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Student companion to Arthur MillerCritical companion to Arthur Miller : a literary reference to his life and workThematic guide to modern dramaMasterpieces of 20th-century American dramaThe crucible : a play in four acts