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date: 15 June 2024

McNally, Terrencelocked

McNally, Terrencelocked

  • Karma Waltonen


Since his Broadway premier in1964, Terrence McNally has matured into one of the most versatile yet consistently powerful voices in the theater. He has won, among other awards, numerous Tonys, an Emmy, a Pulitzer, two Guggenheim fellowships, and the Rockefeller Award. A member of the Dramatists Guild Council since 1970, he has been the vice president since 1981. He is also often labeled America's premier gay playwright, yet he resists such a limiting classification. His most striking themes are alienation and our desire for connection. He is continually innovating theater with controversial ideas and experimental delivery. McNally's later plays, however varied, are always identifiable in their use of music, their delicately crafted dialogue, and their appeal to what is best in the human spirit.


  • North American Literatures

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