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Streamers Summary
David Rabe

Everything you need to understand or teach Streamers by David Rabe.

  • Streamers Summary & Study Guide
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Streamers Summary

Introduction

Although David Rabe has repeatedly denied that Streamers was conceived of as such, many commentators view the work as the last piece in a Vietnam War trilogy that also includes The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (1970) and Sticks and Bones (1972). Like most of the playwright's works, Streamers had a rather involved composition history from its initial conception to its final form. It started out as a one-act play under the working title "Frankie" and was actually begun before Rabe started working on either Basic Training or Sticks and Bones, but it was not completed and staged until both those works had been produced. According to the dramatist, the one-act "contained, in an abbreviated form, the first act of Streamers."

Rabe knew the one-act was not ready for production and in 1969 refused an offer for an Off-Broadway staging. Instead, when he went to work as a journalist in New Haven...

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