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Monday, February 14, 2011

Playwrights in an Hour -- Miller, O'Neill, and Wilder

Professor James Fisher, the chair of UNCG's Department of Theatre, has contributed three volumes to the new series, Playwrights in an Hour, a series that "offers in compact form the information needed for a basic understanding and appreciation of the works of each volume's featured playwright." With his volumes on Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Thornton Wilder, Fisher presents brief biographical sketches of his subjects and places them within a broader cultural context. Wright touches as well on the critical reception of the playwrights' works and traces their influences.