by Carlson M (9780253208262)

Carlson M
Release Date: 01 January 1993
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Category: Weapons & Equipment
ISBN: 9780253208262

"This is an extremely intelligent, interesting, and well writtenbook." -- Murder Is Academic

..". compelling analysis ofthe comedy thriller... " -- Theatre Studies

..". almostas much fun to read as is seeing the actual plays discussed... " -- Journal ofPopular Culture

The phenomenal success of such plays as Deathtrapand Sleuth heralded the advent of a new form of detective play -- the comedythriller. Carlson takes the wraps off the comedy thriller and reveals its postmoderneffects. He looks at all the elements of the thriller -- openings, settings, characters, plot lines, the role of the audience, and endings -- and shows how theywork to overturn the conventions of realism in detective drama.

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