Forgot your password?  

The Great White Hope Essay | Critical Essay #2

Howard Sackler
This Study Guide consists of approximately 106 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Great White Hope.
This section contains 4,413 words
(approx. 15 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Great White Hope Study Guide

Critical Essay #2

In the following review-essay, Trousdale provides an overview of the initial productions of The Great White Hope, examining the play's "profound histrionic sensibility."

The theatre's name like its shape is as self-defining and as functional as the new apartment buildings surrounding it in Washington's Southwest are meant to be. It calls itself Arena Stage, and it is octagonal without as within to provide seats for the spectators who, arena-fashion, both enclose and participate as audience in the performance that takes place below. It was here in winter 1967 under the direction of Edwin Sherin that Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope was first staged. The play later opened in New York, under the same director and with almost the same cast, where its success story by now is well-known. In their reviews of October, 1968, Life magazine and the New Yorker agreed that the play is spectacular and a hit...

(read more from the Critical Essay #2 section)

This section contains 4,413 words
(approx. 15 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Great White Hope Study Guide
Copyrights
The Great White Hope from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook