By N. Pressley
Two decades after Tony Kushner's influential Angels in the USA appeared to claim a revitalized efficiency for the preferred political play, there's a "No Politics" prejudice undermining US creation and writing. This e-book explores the mostly unrecognized cultural styles that discourage political playwriting at the modern American level.
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Appeared to have been at the small Custom Made Theatre Company, in San Francisco, charging a top price $25, with half-price tickets advertised by the online discount service Goldstar, in a cross-gendered production staged in 2008. ”, remains, for a contemporary American dramatist, rare in its bluntness. It functions as a conscious, practical attempt to re-establish the political vocabulary that Kushner subsequently argued the American theater lacks. , Kushner wrote, “The American political tradition to which my parents made me an heir .
In Slavs! Kushner retells the familiar story—familiar being the kind favored by the Greeks, and of particular appeal to the public-oriented form that is the drama—of the fall of socialism in Russia, and does so in a way that magnifies the shortcomings of political systems at large. In 2009 culture reporter Andrea Stevens wrote of Kushner, “Perhaps alone among American playwrights of his generation he uses history as a character, letting its power fall on his protagonists as they stumble through their own and others’ lives.
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American Playwriting and the Anti-Political Prejudice: Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Perspectives by N. Pressley