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- DescriptionWilliam Inge's popular plays of the 1950s received Tony minations (Bus Stop , and Dark at the Top of the Stairs ) and won a Pulitzer Prize (Picnic ). As a screenwriter, he won an Academy Award (Splendor in the Grass ). Yet Inge's career ended in perceived failure, depression and finally suicide. These previously unpublished essays take a fresh look at some of his most popular work, as well as his less well-kwn later plays. Inge's work was often ahead of its time, and foreshadowed the influence of popular media and advertising, the sexual revolution and the women's movement. The essays give context for Inge's work within twentieth-century American drama, and attest to his exceptional talent. Included are reminiscences which reveal the playwright's charm and generosity, and shed light on how a brilliant, troubled man eventually took his own life.
- Author BiographyJackson R. Bryer is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland. Mary C. Hartig is an adjunct professor of English at Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland.
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/05/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Weight413 g
- Width156 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byJackson R Bryer
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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