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Urban Drama: The Metropolis in Contemporary North American Plays J. Chris Westgate

Urban Drama: The Metropolis in Contemporary North American Plays

J. Chris Westgate

Published August 30th 2011
ISBN : 9781283158992
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256 pages
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Identifying an apprehension about the nature and constitution of urbanism in North American plays, Westgate examines how cities like New York City and Los Angeles became focal points for identity politics and social justice at the end of theMoreIdentifying an apprehension about the nature and constitution of urbanism in North American plays, Westgate examines how cities like New York City and Los Angeles became focal points for identity politics and social justice at the end of the twentieth century, and how urban crises - from homelessness to rioting to gentrification - inform the dramaturgy of contemporary playwrights.