The Theatre Plays of Paddy Chayefsky: A Critical Analysis of Craft and Content

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theatre, art, playwriting, Paddy Chayefsky, drama, contemporary


Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Performance Studies | Playwriting | Theatre and Performance Studies


"To be more concerned with the conflicts of the individual's interior world than with the significance of his public deeds" has been the growing tendency of the modern theatre. As a representative of the contemporary theatre in America, Paddy Chayefsky has concerned himself with people in their relations with their environment and themselves as they search for some meaningful pattern for their lives.

The purpose of this paper is to analyze critically the four theatre plays of Paddy Chayefsky in order to discover the apparent vision of the author.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

English: Literature and Writing

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