Rants and Raves, Opinions, Tributes and Elegies
by Robert S. Brustein (Bob) '47
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2011; 232 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: American Studies, Theater
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In his latest book, Rants and Raves, 2010 winner of The National Medal of Arts Robert Brustein demonstrates once again why he is generally considered unique among writers on American culture. Equally at home with the practical and the theoretical, this critic-practitioner has been personally involved not just with most of the major issues, but also with most of the major artists of the theatre world. Beginning with his groundbreaking debate with August Wilson on the subject of black separatism, Brustein goes on to offer insights about Shakespeare, Stoppard, Beckett, O Neill, and other important playwrights. Not just a collection of personal opinions, Rants and Raves is an enduring testimony to the strength of the theatre and the people who practice it.