Maria Irene Fornes (Routledge Modern and Contemporary by Scott T. Cummings

By Scott T. Cummings

Maria Irene Fornes is the main influential lady American dramatist of the twentieth century. that's the argument of this significant new learn, the 1st to evaluate Fornes's whole physique of labor.

Scott T. Cummings considers comedian sketches, opera libretti and unpublished items, in addition to her best-known performs, which will hint the evolution of her dramaturgy from the whimsical Off-Off Broadway performs of the Sixties to the sober, meditative paintings of the Nineties. The booklet additionally displays on her perform as an inspirational instructor of playwriting and the first director of her personal performs.

Drawing at the most modern scholarship and his personal own examine and interviews with Fornes over 20 years, Cummings examines Fornes's distinct importance and descriptions options for realizing her fragmentary, enigmatic, hugely hard theater.

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