The dawn of a new millennium offers an opportunity to reappraise the achievements of contemporary English-language theatre and drama in an increasingly cross-cultural age. New multicultural voices are gaining access to the international English stage, which today more than ever is becoming a crucible of cultures. The many challenging essays gathered in this volume reflect this developing mosaic. Written by prominent theatre scholars from Europe, the United States, Canada, Asia, and Australia, these contributions explore recent drama t only in the United Kingdom and the United States, but also in such countries of the former British Empire as Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Focusing on major Anglophone dramatists of the past few decades, these essays provide a fascinating survey of the myriad ways in which English-language drama in transition transcends traditional aesthetic and cultural boundaries.
The Editors: Marc Maufort, the editor, is a professor of English, American, and postcolonial literature at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. He is the author, the editor or the co-editor of Songs of American Experience. The Vision of O'Neill and Melville; Staging Difference. Cultural Pluralism in American Theatre and Drama; Siting the Other. Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama, and Transgressive Itineraries. Postcolonial Hybridizations of Dramatic Realism. Franca Bellarsi, the associate editor, is an instructor in English and American literature at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. She has been associate editor for Siting the Other. Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama. She is currently finalizing her doctoral thesis devoted to a Buddhist reading of Allen Ginsberg's work, and has contributed several articles on Beat mysticism and literature.
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