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Revision as Resistance in Twentieth-Century American Drama

  • Authors
  • Meredith M. Malburne-Wade

Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century book series (ALTC)

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Introduction

American dramas consciously rewrite the past as a means of determined criticism and intentional resistance. While modern criticism often sees the act of revision as derivative, Malburne-Wade uses Victor Turner's concept of the social drama and the concept of the liminal to argue for a more complicated view of revision.

Keywords

American drama American literature Arthur Miller The Crucible William Carlos Williams Tituba's Children the Salem Witch Trials The House Un-American Activities Committee McCarthyism James Baldwin Blues for Mister Charlie Emmett Till Amasa Delano Herman Melville Benito Cereno Richard Wright Man God Ain't Like That Robert Lowell Lorraine Hansberry America Amerikanische Literatur drama

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