Abstract

Abstract:

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a playwright who clearly loves to read, especially on the topic of theatre history. Although his most famous play, An Octoroon, is an adaptation of a problematic melodrama by Dion Boucicault, it is not the only example of Jacobs-Jenkins mining the theatrical canon for inspiration. In this interview, Jacobs-Jenkins discusses a range of topics regarding how he turns to theatre history in his writing process, such as how he chooses historical periods, why he loves Brian Friel, and what advice he would give to young playwrights.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2165-2686
Print ISSN
0888-3203
Pages
pp. 81-94
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-11
Open Access
No
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