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Get The Guests: Psychoanalysis, Modern American Drama, And The Audience Walter A. Davis

Get The Guests: Psychoanalysis, Modern American Drama, And The Audience

Walter A. Davis

Published May 15th 1994
ISBN : 9780299141547
Paperback
304 pages
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Through a detailed reading of five great modern American plays—The Iceman Cometh, A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, Long Days Journey Into Night, and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—Walter A. Davis calls for a more penetrating look atMoreThrough a detailed reading of five great modern American plays—The Iceman Cometh, A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, Long Days Journey Into Night, and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—Walter A. Davis calls for a more penetrating look at drama and its psychological impact on the audience. Establishing connections between literary criticism and psychoanalysis, he challenges ruling assumptions of both disciplines.  Unconventional and original, his theory demonstrates how the theater, as a potential threat to social order, expresses the secrets and discontents of its audience.