Each of the 42 Pulitzer Prize plays included here has been grouped for analysis according to its major theme e.g. family life, social protest, political heroes, morality and survival in a materialistic society and the spiritual condition of humankind. There are discussions on such famous plays as Look Homeward, Angel, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Picnic, South Pacific, Death of a Salesman
and Our Town
This book presents an insightful and inspiring analysis of the plays that won the Pulitzer Prize during the first 50 years of its existence (1917-1967). In a series of accessible and straightforward essays, Paul Firestone provides insight into how these dramas reflect America's cultural values and mores, organizing them by their major themes: family life, social protest, political heroes, the spiritual condition of man, and morality in a materialistic society.