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Ekonomija u suvremenoj američkoj drami


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Vrančić, Marko. (2017). Ekonomija u suvremenoj američkoj drami. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Grgas, Stipe].

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This paper analyzes six plays by well-known American playwrights from the point of the new economic criticism in order to show that American drama is a valuable literary treasure which contains a lot of information about the American socio-economic developments. The Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neil, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams reveal the deterioration of American Dream after the Stock Market Crash of 1929, while the David Mamet’s plays American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleeana provide us with the USA in which the American dream has been utterly destroyed under the neoliberal policies. The reading of these plays from the perspective of the new economic criticism has revealed the long tradition of critical attitude of American playwrights towards the USA and proved that American drama is a huge cultural capital which provides a wealth of information about the American experience.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: American drama, economy, David Mamet
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Grgas, Stipe
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 12:42

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