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Re-Markings, a biannual refereed international journal of English Letters, aims at providing a healthy forum for scholarly and authoritative views on broad sociopolitical and cultural issues of human import as evidenced in literature, art, television, cinema and journalism with special emphasis on New Literatures in English including translations and creative excursions.​


Perspectives on Legends of American Theatre

Legends of American Theatre

Perspectives on Legends of American Theatre
New Delhi: Creative Books, 2009

Nibir K. Ghosh
T.S. Anand
A. Karunaker

ISBN : 81-8043-070-7Rs. 600

This anthology brings together scholars and academics from India, U.S., and other South Asian countries to deliberate on the life and works of contemporary theatre legends of America – Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Edward Albee, Amiri Baraka, August Wilson, Ed Bullins, Lorraine Hansberry and Ntozake Shange – who offer multidimensional perspectives into the heart and spirit of the average American by encompassing themes as diverse as race, gender, sexuality, love and death. To have any value at all, theatre must engage itself seriously with the contradictions that lie at the heart of the human situation in general and the society it addresses in particular. With a view to addressing such contradictions, the perceptive critical essays in this volume reveal, through critical appraisals of individual and collective works, how the American playwright has engaged himself/herself in holding up a faithful mirror to humankind in general and the state of American society in particular.

Besides providing new links between particular plays and playwrights, these essays espouse the unique Indian perspective to the understanding of American society and culture. In the words of David Ray, “this collection of essays is a welcome contribution to understanding the importance of American theatre, not only as art but as history and social enlightenment. These essays will inspire appreciation for new forms and explorations as well as tradition. Their enlarging our understanding of past and present will empower the future of one of our most precious aesthetic and philosophical legacies.”