This is the first collection of scholarly essays dedicated to an assessment of this playwright's prodigious body of work. The 13 essays--12 original and one revised and expanded for this volume--present the most timely and provocative thinking on Horovitz's can (more than 50 plays), and address such subjects as ethnicity; violence; feminism; social commitment; the role of mythology; the influence of Aeschylus, Beckett, Ionesco, O'Neill, and Albee; and Horovitz's contribution to American drama. Also included are an interview with the playwright conducted by the editor specifically for this collection, a comprehensive chrology of his life and productions, and the most current primary and selected secondary bibliography.
LESLIE KANE is Professor of English at Westfield State College where she teaches modern drama and world literature. She is the author of The Language of Silence: On the Unspoken and the Unspeakable in Modern Drama and editor of David Mamet: A Casebook. Her essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and books, including The Pinter Review, World Literature Today, The Yearbook of English Studies, Theatre Journal,and Feminine Focus: The New Women Playwrights. She is currently writing Weasels and Wisemen: A Study of Jewish Identity in the Plays of Harold Pinter and David Mamet. Kane is vice-president of the Harold Pinter Society.