The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken : Plays and Criticism Hardback
Edited by S. T. Joshi
In The Collected Drama of H. L. Mencken: Plays and Criticism, S. T. Joshi has assembled for the first time Mencken's dramatic works, comprising six one-act plays and the lengthy three-act play Heliogabalus.
These plays, which have never been reprinted since their original appearances in newspapers or in Mencken's early volume A Book of Burlesques (1916), exhibit Mencken's penchant for satire and ridicule.
The second half of this book features a selection of Mencken's early writings (1905-17) on drama, most of which have never been reprinted.
Various essays on Shakespeare, Shaw, Synge, Strindberg, Ibsen, and others exhibit Mencken's keenness as a literary critic and his understanding of the aesthetic possibilities of the drama.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 274 pages
- Publisher: Scarecrow Press
- Publication Date: 07/06/2012
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780810883697