Work and the work ethic in American drama, 1920-1970
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Analysis of the themes in modern American drama, including traditional and modern work ethic. Greenfield challenges the notion that twentieth-century American dramatic literature is lacking in intellectual and artistic quality. He also analyzes the social drama and social realism within these plays to make wider claims about the complexity of American society.
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Work and nineteenth-century American drama -- Elmer Rice -- Toil and trouble in the 1920s and 1930s -- Work and the Second World War -- Death of a salesman, All my sons, and The glass menagerie -- The 1960s -- Conclusion.