This is an anthology representing the best of papers presented at the 31st Comparative Drama Conference (Los Angeles, California). A three-day event, the conference drew 161 scholars from all over the world.This volume features 16 research papers, a roundtable discussion, review essay, and six book reviews. The papers included here present research about the Chicano Theatre, America's Vietnam War and 9/11 in the French Theatre, Actresses and Modern Hamlet, the Asian Theatre and 12 others. The roundtable discussion is on the future of dramatic literature in the academy. Reviews of selected books are also included.
Stratos E. Constantinidis, former Director of the Comparative Drama Conference and current editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, teaches in the Department of Theatre at the Ohio State University and lives in Columbus. He is the author of Modern Greek Theatre: A Quest for Hellenism (2001), Text & Presentation, 2006 (2007), Text & Presentation, 2005 (2006) and Text & Presentation, 2004 (2005).