"A crucial and long overdue study of one of the fiercest, most poetic and sensual voices that the American theatre has ever produced. A book that celebrates Wallace's grace, intellectual wit, and probing intelligence." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian "... This volume analyzes and celebrates the playwright's many achievements ... Throughout the book, Wallace is compared to Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, Caryl Churchill, Samuel Beckett, Jane Austen, W.B. Yeats, Walt Whitman, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bruce Springsteen. This list is a testament to the playwright as well as to those who generated it - the astute, diverse, impassioned writers who recognize and relish the prismatic spectrum that is Naomi Wallace ... Wallace's own bibliographies ... send their readers on historical and philosophical journeys. The editors and contributors of The Theatre of Naomi Wallace have extended such journeys into a collective pilgrimage, paying homage to an extraordinary playwright with an extraordinary book." - Modern Drama
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Scott T. Cummings is Associate Professor of Dramatic Literature and Playwriting and Chair of the Theatre Department of Boston College, USA. He is the author of Remaking American Theatre: Charles Mee, Anne Bogart, and the SITI Company (2006), Maria Irene Fornes (2012), and numerous performance reviews, essays, and articles on contemporary American theatre and drama. Erica Stevens Abbitt is Associate Professor at the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor, Canada. Her writings on feminist performance, youth culture, and critical thinking and theatre pedagogy have appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, Performance Research, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and American Theatre magazine.