Über den Autor
Martin Middeke is Professor and Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Peter Paul Schnierer is Professor and Chair of English Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Christopher Innes is a Professor of English at York University, Canada, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance and Culture. Matthew Roudan is Professor and Chair of English at Georgia State University, USA.
INTRODUCTION 1. EDWARD ALBEE (Tom Adler, Purdue, USA) 2. MARlA IRENE FORN S (Scott Cummings, Boston College, USA) 3. RICHARD GREENBERG (Jochen Achilles, Wurzburg, Germany) 4. JOHN GUARE (Ken Urban, Harvard, USA) 5. DAVID-HENRY HWANG (Russell Vandenbroucke, Louisville, USA) 6. ADRIENNE KENNEDY (Klaus Benesch, LMU Munich, Germany) 7. TONY KUSHNER (James Fisher, North Carolina, USA) 8. NEIL LABUTE (Christopher Innes, Toronto, Canada) 9. DAVID MAMET (Toby Zinman, Philadelphia, USA) 10. DONALD MARGULIES (Kerstin Schmidt, Catholic University of Eichst tt-Ingolstadt, Germany) 11. TERRENCE MCNALLY (Peter Paul Schnierer, Heidelberg, Germany) 12. ARTHUR MILLER (post - 1970) (Susan Abbotson, Rhode Island, USA) 13. MARSHA NORMAN (Annalisa Brugnoli, University of Venice, Italy) 14. SUZAN-LORI PARKS (Ilka Saal, Erfurt, Germany) 15. SARAH RUHL (Deborah Geis, DePauw, USA) 16. JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY (Annette J. Saddik, CUNY, USA) 17. WALLACE SHAWN (Martin Middeke, Augsburg, Germany) 18. SAM SHEPARD (Katherine Weiss, East Tennessee State University, USA) 19. CHRISTOPHER SHINN (Stephen Bottoms, University of Manchester, UK) 20. LUIS VALDEZ (Jorge Herta, UCSD, USA) 21. PAULA VOGEL (Joanna Mansbridge, Nova Scotia, Canada) 22. NAOMI WALLACE (Pia Wiegmink, Mainz, Germany) 23. WENDY WASSERSTEIN (Frazer Lively, Weseleyan, USA) 24. AUGUST WILSON (Sandra G. Shannon, Howard, USA) 25. WILLIAM S. YELLOW ROBE (Birgit Daewes, Mainz, Germany) NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS INDEX
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