American Playwriting and the Anti-Political Prejudice

Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

  • Authors
  • Nelson Pressley

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nelson Pressley
    Pages 5-23
  3. Nelson Pressley
    Pages 25-35
  4. Nelson Pressley
    Pages 95-121
  5. Nelson Pressley
    Pages 123-139
  6. Nelson Pressley
    Pages 141-161
  7. Nelson Pressley
    Pages 163-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-193

About this book


Twenty years after Tony Kushner's influential Angels in America seemed to declare a revitalized potency for the popular political play, there is a "No Politics" prejudice undermining US production and writing. This book explores the largely unrecognized cultural patterns that discourage political playwriting on the contemporary American stage.


American drama political plays state of the nation plays America play politics stage writing

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