Lanford Wilson | Critical Essay by Thomas P. Adler

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Lanford Wilson.
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Critical Essay by Thomas P. Adler

SOURCE: Adler, Thomas P. “The Artist in the Garden: Theatre Space and Place in Lanford Wilson.” In Modern Dramatists: A Casebook of Major British, Irish, and American Playwrights, edited by Kimball King, pp. 383-95. New York: Routledge, 2001.

In the following essay, Adler survey's Wilson's full-length dramas, analyzing the visual—but not rhetorical—absence of definite places on the stage sets of a dozen plays.

In his essay “Writing for Films,” William Inge—whose plays share with several of Lanford Wilson's a distinctively midwestern setting—comments on the spatial limitations that would seem to restrict the dramatist's art: “In the theatre,” Inge asserts, “one is always confined to the dimensions of the stage. … Writing for the theatre has its own...

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