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Verbal violence in contemporary drama : from Handke to Shepard / Jeanette R. Malkin, Department of Theatre History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

By: Malkin, Jeanette R [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992Description: ix, 245 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780521032711; 0521032717Subject(s): Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Dialogue | Violence in literature | | Humanities: EnglishDDC classification: 809.2045 Summary: In this book, Jeanette Malkin considers a broad spectrum of postwar plays in which characters are created, coerced, and destroyed by language. The playwrights examined are diverse and include Handke, Pinter, Bond, Albee, Mamet, and Shepard, as well as Vaclav Havel and two of his plays: The Garden Party and The Memorandum. These playwrights portray language's manipulation of our political, social, and interpersonal worlds. Writing in a variety of idioms and styles, the playwrights all reveal the link between language and power.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

In this book, Jeanette Malkin considers a broad spectrum of postwar plays in which characters are created, coerced, and destroyed by language. The playwrights examined are diverse and include Handke, Pinter, Bond, Albee, Mamet, and Shepard, as well as Vaclav Havel and two of his plays: The Garden Party and The Memorandum. These playwrights portray language's manipulation of our political, social, and interpersonal worlds. Writing in a variety of idioms and styles, the playwrights all reveal the link between language and power.

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