S. N. Behrman
The Major Plays

William Klink
Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1978
First edition in wrappers

Noting that critics have varied greatly in their estimations of Behrman, he sets out to analyze eight of the comedies (Second Man, Brief Moment, Biography, Rain From Heaven, End of Summer, No Time for Comedy, Talley Method, But for Whom Charlie) through an "objective" examination of language, plot, character, and theme. Lead him to the conclusion that although Behrman's comedies are "not great plays, they are good entertainment."


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