Bad Pennies and Dead Presidents

Bad Pennies and Dead Presidents

Money in Modern American Drama

eBook - 2012
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This study closely analyzes key works by five pivotal playwrights: Sidney Kingsley, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, August Wilson, and Suzan-Lori Parks, in a comparison of the treatment of money in a range of American plays from the Great Depression to the early twenty-first century. Money emerges as a site of anxieties regarding the relation of signs to the real: a "monstrous" substance that seems to breed itself from itself; a dangerous abstraction that claims for itself a "hard" reality, tran ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781443842846
1443842842
Characteristics: 1 online resource (151 pages)

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