"It's one hell of a mess in here" : masculinity, the myth of the frontier, and the renunciation of the mother in Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman, David Mamet's American buffalo, and Sam Shepard's True west

Grewe-Volpp, Christa

URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292370468...
Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2013
Book title: Post-World War II masculinities in British and American literature and culture
Page range: 129-142
Author/Publisher of the book
(only the first ones mentioned)
Horlacher, Stefan
Place of publication: Farnham [u.a.]
Publishing house: Ashgate
ISBN: 978-1-4094-6598-0 , 978-1-4094-6599-7 , 978-1-4094-6600-0
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Humanities > Anglistik III - Amerikanische Literatur- u. Kulturwissenschaft (Reichardt 2001-)
Subject: 810 American literature in English
Abstract: Gerald Berkowitz categorized the American drama of the twentieth century as “realistic contemporary middle-class domestic melodrama and comedy,” believing “domestic” to be the most important attribute (2). “Not only are American plays about recognizable people in a recognizable world,” he argued, “but they are about the personal lives of these people” (3). Often the action takes place in a living room with the cast made up of family members, but it can also extend to the office and a circle of friends. In most cases it deals with a family crisis, which reflects the society at large, its dreams and aspirations, its conflicts and failures. One can find this set-up in the plays of O’Neill and Miller, of Albee and Williams, of Mamet and Shepard, to name just some of the most prominent playwrights.

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