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Essays and Book Chapters by Brenda Murphy

“American Women Playwrights.”  The Cambridge History of American Women’s Literature.  Ed. Dale Bauer.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013: 352-68.
 
“The Provincetown Players in American Culture.”  Oxford Handbook of American Drama.  Ed. Jeffrey H. Richards and Heather Nathans.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2014: 234-47.
 
“O’Neill and the Lost Generation: O’Neill’s Strange Interlude and Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.” Critical Insights: Eugene O’Neill.  Ed. Steven Bloom.  Pasadena: Salem Press, 2013: 81-94. 
 
"David Mamet Brings Film to Oleanna." Modern American Drama on Screen.  Ed. Robert Bray and R. Barton Palmer.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013: 238-54.   
 
“Tennessee Williams’s Silent Movie: The Glass Menagerie in Production.” One Hundred Years of Desire: Tennessee Williams, 1911-2011.  Ed. Alessandro Clericuzio. Perugia: Guerra Edizione, 2012. 13-22. 
 
"Anti-Communism on the American Stage." Global Cold War Literatures: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives.  Ed. Andrew Hammond.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.  17-29. 
 
"Man on a Tightrope: Kazan as Liberal Anti-Communist." Kazan Revisited. Ed. Lisa Dombrowski. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011.  56-71.

"Drama in American Culture."  A Companion to American Literature and Culture.  Ed. Paul Lauter.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2010.  478-90.

"The Tragic Turn in the Film Adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross." Crossings: David Mamet’s Work in Different Genres and Media. Ed. Johan Callens, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 165-76.

"J. M. Synge in America." The Cambridge Companion to John Millington Synge. Ed. P. J. Matthews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 162-72.

"Williams, Mamet, and the Artist in Extremis." The Influence of Tennessee Williams. Ed. Philip C. Kolin. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 136-47.

AThe Tragedy of Seven Guitars.@  The Cambridge Companion to August Wilson.  Ed. Christopher Bigsby.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  124-34.

"Theatre."   The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture.  Ed. Christopher Bigsby.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.  411-29.


"Modern American Tragedy."  The Blackwell Companion to Tragedy.  Ed. Rebecca Bushnell.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.  488-504.


"Albee's Threnodies: Box-Mao-Box, All Over, The Lady from Dubuque, and Three Tall Women."  The Cambridge Companion to Edward Albee.  Ed. Stephen Bottoms.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 91-107.


"Tennessee Williams."  The Blackwell Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama.  Ed. David Krasner.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.  175-92.


"Oleanna: Language and Power. " The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet.  Ed. Christopher Bigsby.  Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.  124-37.


"The Allusive A. R. Gurney."  A. R. Gurney: A Casebook.  Ed. Arvid F. Sponberg. New York: Routledge, 2004. 140-49.


"Tennessee Williams and Cold War Politics."  Staging a Cultural Paradigm: The Political and the Personal in American Drama.  Ed. Barbarba Ozieblo and Miriam López Rodriguez.  Bruxelles: Peter Lang, 2002.  33-50.


"Shepard Writes about Writing."  The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard.  Ed. Matthew Roudané.  Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.  123-38.


"The 1999 Revival of Death of a Salesman: A Critical Commentary."  The Salesman Has a Birthday: Essays Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.  Ed. Stephen A. Marino. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000. 29-45.


"A. R. Gurney." American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies Supplement V.  Ed. Jay Parini.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000.  95-113.


"Plays and Playwrights, 1915‑1945." The Cambridge History of American Theatre. Vol. 2 Ed. Don B. Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby.  Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1999.  289-342.


"Feminism and the Marketplace." The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights. Ed. Brenda Murphy.  Cambridge and New York:  Cambridge UP, 1999. 82-97.


"O'Neill's America:  The Strange Interlude between the Wars." The Cambridge Companion to Eugene O'Neill. Ed. Michael Manheim.  Cambridge and New York:  Cambridge UP, 1998.  135-47.


"Williams and the Broadway Audience: The Revision of Camino Real." Critical Essays on Tennessee Williams. Ed. Robert A. Martin, G. K. Hall, 1997.  107-19.


"Seeking Direction."  The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams. Ed. Matthew Roudane.  Cambridge and New York:  Cambridge UP, 1997. 189-204.


"The Tradition of Social Drama:  Miller and His Forebears."  The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller. Ed. Christopher Bigsby.  Cambridge and New York:  Cambridge UP, 1997. 10-19.


"Arthur Miller:  Revisioning Realism," Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition. Ed. William Demastes.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama, 1996. 189-203.


"The Reformation of Biff Loman:  A View from the Preproduction Scripts," The Achievement of Arthur Miller:  New Essays. Ed. Steven R. Centola.  Dallas:  Contemporary Research Press, 1995. 51‑59.


"Courtly Love in the Shopping Mall," Courtly Love in the Shopping Mall: Humanities Programming for young Adults. Ed. Susan Goldberg and Rolly Kent.  Chicago:  American Library Association, 1991.  23‑28.

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