Loss of American Dream in Context: Death of a Salesman and Paradise Lost by Luciana B. Veit In this paper I seek to identify and evaluate the ways the loss of the American dream is questioned in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Clifford Odets’ Paradise Lost. The two first sections of the […]
CIVIL LIBERTIES IN AMERICAN DRAMATIC CONTEXT: Rabe’s Sticks and Bones, Mamet’s Oleanna & Wasserstein’s Heidi’s Chronicles By Luciana B. Veit With this paper I shall attempt to explain how some civil liberties are represented and violated in Rabe’s Sticks and Bones, in Mamet’s Oleanna and in Wasserstein’s Heidi Chronicles. Firstly, I want to clarify what […]
What did I find in common in the plays Raisin in the Sun, Soldier’s Play and ‘Night Mother? For one, the characters are forcing their way since they get nothing by asking politely. In Raisin in the Sun Mama Younger forces her family’s way into a white district in Chicago, ignoring the segregation that ruled […]
Sam Shepard is the best example of the new wave of Off-Off Broadway. Originally from California, Shepard travelled intensively, especially in the East Cost to try to get his plays produced, among other artistic endeavours. When Shepard arrived in New York in early 1960s, theatre was going through a profound change and so was society. […]
Tennessee Williams was a homosexual and he was not afraid to admit that, even in dangerous times under US senator McCarthy’s witch und gay hunt of post WWII. According to Savran’s book Communists, Cowboys and Queers, “homophobic panic authorized an unprecedented level of surveillance of social and sexual practices.” This was done to ‘secure’ the decent American family. So, in McCarthy’s eyes, Williams and all Williams-alike were a threat to the future of America.