Forgot your password?  

Streamers Essay & Criticism

This Study Guide consists of approximately 57 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Streamers.
This section contains 765 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Streamers Study Guide

Critical Overview

Streamers is the third and last play of what has been termed Rabe's "Vietnam trilogy." By the time it was first staged at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, on January 30, 1976, the playwright's reputation as a harsh and uncompromising critic of the War was already well established. At the time the play opened, the War had already been over for three years; in a sense, the work seemed like a painful post mortem. However, Streamers is not really about the War per se; it is about men trying to adjust to life in the Army at a time when that adjustment is exacerbated by the certainty that the country is going to put their lives on the line in Southeast Asia. The War is like an unseen presence, a threat that increases the stakes for each of the principal characters and makes the situation extremely unstable...

(read more from the Critical Overview section)

This section contains 765 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Streamers Study Guide
Copyrights
Streamers 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