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Interrogating America through theatre and performance

Author: William W Demastes; Iris Smith Fischer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This collection brings together a diverse group of essays dissecting American plays, movies, theatre productions, and other performance types that examine America and its history and culture. From Amerindian stage performances to Tennessee Williams to New York City vaudeville to consumerism exhibited on the stage to AIDS and post-9/11 America, Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance displays the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Aufsatzsammlung
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William W Demastes; Iris Smith Fischer
ISBN: 1403974748 9781403974747
OCLC Number: 69021062
Description: x, 301 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : America defined and refined / William W. Demastes --
The savage other : "Indianizing" and performance in nineteenth-century American culture / Rosemarie K. Bank --
Defining faith : theatrical reactions to pro-slavery Christianity in antebellum America / Amy E. Hughes --
Negotiating a new identity : Irish Americans and the variety theatre in the 1860s / Susan Kattwinkel --
Drama and cultural pluralism in the America of Susan Glaspell's Inheritors / Noelia Hernando-Real --
Beneath the horizon : pipe dreams, identity, and capital in Eugene O'Neill's first Broadway play / Jeffrey Eric Jenkins --
Vernacularizing Brecht : the political theatre of the New Deal / Ilka Saal --
Let freedom ring : Mordecai Gorelik's politicized stage designs / Anne Fletcher --
Choreographing America : redefining American ballet in the age of consensus / Andrea Harris --
Arthur Miller : in memoriam / Christopher Bigsby --
Menageries, melting pots, movies : Tennessee on America / Janet V. Haedicke --
Facts on trial : documentary theatre and Zoot suit / Jacqueline O'Connor --
"The ground on which I stand is I, too, am America" : African American cycle dramatists, dramas, and the voice of inclusion / Ladrica Menson-Furr --
My Uncle Sam in consumer society : Len Jenkin and the death of Death of a salesman / Steve Feffer --
From paradise to parasite : information theory, noise, and disequilibrium in John Guare's Six degrees of separation / Mike Vanden Heuvel --
Not "very Steven Spielberg"? Angels in America on film / Deborah R. Geis --
Reflections in a pool : Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses and post-9/11 New York City / Andrea Nouryeh --
An American echo : Suzan-Lori Parks's The America play and James Scruggs's Disposable man / Robert Vorlicky.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: edited by William W. Demastes and Iris Smith Fischer.

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'DeMastes (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge) and Fischer (Univ. of Kansas) have assembled an impressive collection of essays intended to answer this question: "Precisely what is, has been, or Read more...

 
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