The Drama of Attack: Didactic Plays of the American Depression
by Smiley, Sam
Columbia: University of Missouri Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1972). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-8262-0118-0 . [nice tight copy, appears unread, very minor spotting on fore-edge; jacket a tiny bit browned at spine, one teensy-tiny chip at bottom of front panel]. The author examines 41 plays produced from 1930 to 1939, including works by Clifford Odets, Lillian Hellman, Elmer Rice, Clare Boothe, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Sidney Kingsley, Archibald MacLeish and Irwin Shaw, and "presents cogent arguments that they share certain characteristics of the didactic form." . (Inventory #: 13999)
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