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Plays of Impasse Contemporary Drama Set in Confining Institutions, 1983 Carol Rosen

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Plays of Impasse  Contemporary Drama Set in Confining Institutions, 1983 by Carol Rosen uses plays by English and European dramatists to defend her thesis that a recurrent staged image in post World War II dramas appears in social and structural dead end institutions such as insane asylums, prisons, hospitals and military camps.

Among her dramatists are Harold Pinter, Peter Nichols, John Arden, Peter Weiss, Brendan Behan, Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett. The book has full page illustrations from 17 stage productions.

This book is in near mint condition: nearly flawless dust jacket, no tears or marks. Measuring 5 7/8 inches by 1 inch by 8 1/2 inches, the book has 325 pages.


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