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  • That Furious Lesbian

    That Furious Lesbian
    av Robert A. Schanke

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809325795

    Now available in paperback, ""That Furious Lesbian"": The Story of Mercedes de Acosta is the first book-length biography of the flamboyantly uninhibited early-twentieth-century author, poet, and playwright. Theater historian Robert A. Schanke adroit…

  • From Red-Baiting to Blacklisting

    From Red-Baiting to Blacklisting
    av Barry B Witham

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809337750

    Author Barry B. Witham reclaims the work of Manny Fried, an essential American playwright so thoroughly blacklisted after he defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1954, and again in 1964, that his work all but completely disappeare…

  • Working in the Wings

    Working in the Wings

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809334209

    Theatre has long been an art form of subterfuge and concealment. Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor, edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth, brings attention to what goes on behind-the-scenes in this…

  • Unfriendly Witnesses

    Unfriendly Witnesses

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809328765

    Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era examines the experiences of seven prominent women of stage and screen whose lives and careers were damaged by the McCarthy-era ""witch hunts"" for Communists and Communist sympathiz…

  • Messiah of the New Technique

    Messiah of the New Technique
    av Jonathan L Chambers

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809326990

    Messiah of the New Technique: John Howard Lawson, Communism, and American Theatre, 1923-1937 is a critical and political biography and a cultural and social history that focuses on Lawson's career in the theatre. Using a materialist methodology, Jon…

  • Our Land is Made of Courage and Glory

    Our Land is Made of Courage and Glory
    av E. J. Westlake

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809326259

    Our Land Is Made of Courage and Glory: Nationalist Performance of Nicaragua and Guatemala adds to a growing and timely body of work on nationalist drama. Examining important twentieth-century plays that few people have written about in English, E. J…

  • Women in Turmoil

    Women in Turmoil
    av Mercedes de Acosta

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809325092

    In this first publication of six plays by the uninhibited author, poet, and playwright Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1968), theater historian Robert A. Schanke rescues lost theatrical writings from the dusty margins of obscurity. Often autobiographical,…

  • The Theatre of Sabina Berman

    The Theatre of Sabina Berman
    av Sabina Berman

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809324583

    The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays introduces and makes accessible to an English-speaking audience the work of the contemporary Mexican playwright Sabina Berman. The book contains translations of the four plays that e…

  • Swim Pretty

    Swim Pretty
    av Jennifer A. Kokai

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809336005

    Drawing on cultural associations with bodies of water, the spectacle of pretty women, and the appeal of the concept of "family-friendly" productions, performative aquatic spectacles portray water as an exotic fantasy environment exploitable for the…

  • Theatre and Cartographies of Power

    Theatre and Cartographies of Power

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809336319

    From the colonial period to independence and into the twenty-first century, Latin American culture has been mapped as a subordinate "other" to Europe and the United States. In reaction to these shifting power dynamics, theatre scholars and artists h…

  • Entertaining the Nation

    Entertaining the Nation
    av Tice L. Miller

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809327782

    In this survey of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American drama, Tice L. Miller examines American plays written before a canon was established in American dramatic literature and provides analyses central to the culture that produced them. ""Ent…

  • Staging America

    Staging America
    av Sonja Kuftinec

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809324965

    This captivating study maps a history and theory of community-based theater in the United States through the Cornerstone Theater Company. Detailing how the performance-making process contributes to an ongoing negotiation of American identity, Sonja…

  • Ghost Light

    Ghost Light

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809329526

    This is an essential book for all theater practitioners. ""Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy"" offers useful and entertaining answers to the confounding questions: 'What, exactly, is dramaturgy, and what does a dramaturg do?' Acco…

  • Composing Ourselves

    Composing Ourselves
    av Dorothy Chansky

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809325740

    When movies replaced theatre as popular entertainment in the years 1910 20, the world of live drama was wide open for reform. American advocates and practitioners founded theatres in a spirit of anticommercialism, seeking to develop an American audi…

  • The Theatre of Sabina Berman

    The Theatre of Sabina Berman
    av Sabina Berman

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809324576

    The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays introduces and makes accessible to an English-speaking audience the work of the contemporary Mexican playwright Sabina Berman. The book contains translations of the four plays that e…

  • Unfinished Show Business

    Unfinished Show Business
    av Bruce Kirle

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809326679

    Pursues the social and historical contexts of a particularly unfinished theatrical genre. In this fresh approach to musical theatre history, Bruce Kirle challenges the commonly understood trajectory of the genre. Drawing on the notion that the world…

  • Shadowed Cocktails

    Shadowed Cocktails
    av Donald Anderson

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809329915

    An important and prolific playwright, Philip Barry wrote hit plays such as The Philadelphia Story and Holiday. However, he has been largely forgotten and no book-length analysis of his work has appeared in more than forty years. With this book, Dona…

  • Cuba Inside Out

    Cuba Inside Out
    av Yael Prizant

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809333080

    The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 drastically altered life in Cuba. Theatre artists were faced with new economic and social realities that changed their day-to-day experiences and ways of looking at the world beyond the island. The Cuban Revo…

  • Words at Play

    Words at Play
    av Felicia Hardison Londre

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809326808

    Compiles dramaturgical essays with practical writing tips. In this encompassing and accessible introduction to dramaturgy, Felicia Hardison Londre promotes the dramaturgical essay as both an art form and as a method for improving creative writing sk…

  • A Spectacle of Suffering

    A Spectacle of Suffering

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809328826

    This book explores the life and career of actress, author, and feminist Clara Morris.Once called 'America's greatest actress,' renowned for the passion and power of her performances, Clara Morris (1847-1925) has been largely forgotten. ""A Spectacle…

  • Stage, Page, Scandals, and Vandals

    Stage, Page, Scandals, and Vandals
    av David L. Rinear

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809325726

    This biography of William E. Burton explores Burton's diary, letters, reviews, and various reminiscences to reveal the personal and professional lives of the nineteenth-century actor/manager and his role in American literary history.

  • Childhood and NineteenthCentury American Theatre

    Childhood and NineteenthCentury American Theatre
    av Shauna Vey

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809334384

    Revealing the careers and backstage lives of child performers and their place in antebellum America From 1855 until 1863, the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Comedians, a professional acting company of approximately thirty children, entertained audiences w…

  • Women in Turmoil

    Women in Turmoil

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809325108

    This book rediscovers the work of a gifted playwright and lesbian rights icon.With the publication of six plays by the uninhibited author, poet, and playwright Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1968), theater historian Robert A. Schanke has rescued these los…

  • Teaching Performance Studies

    Teaching Performance Studies

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809324668

    An organized treatment of performance studies theory, practice and pedagogy. This collection of 18 essays by scholars and educators seeks to reflect the emergent and contested nature of performance studies, a field that looks at the broad range of h…

  • The Hanlon Brothers

    The Hanlon Brothers

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809329250

    This book helps you in restoring a lost legacy. The Hanlons - a family of six brothers from Manchester, England - were one of the world's premiere performing troupes in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet their legacy has been most…

  • A Gambler's Instinct

    A Gambler's Instinct
    av Milly Barranger

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809329588

    Broadway producer Cheryl Crawford (1902-1986) declared in her 1977 autobiography, "The theatre has been my life." Crawford was notoriously circumspect about her private life, and only now, with Milly S. Barranger's insightful biography, is her full…

  • American Political Plays after 9/11

    American Political Plays after 9/11

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809329540

    American Political Plays after 9/11 is a diverse collection of bold, urgent, and provocative plays that respond to the highly charged, post 9/11 political landscape. Sparked by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and subsequently fueled by…

  • Contemporary Latina/o Theater

    Contemporary Latina/o Theater

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809328307

    In ""Contemporary Latina/o Theater"", Jon D. Rossini explores the complex relationship between theater and the creation of ethnicity in an unprecedented examination of six Latina/o playwrights and their works: Miguel Pinero, Luis Valdez, Guillermo R…

  • Adapturgy

    Adapturgy
    av Jane Barnette

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809336272

    Dramaturg Jane Barnette has put together an essential guide for theatre scholars and practitioners seeking to understand and participate in the process of adaptation for the stage. Employing the term "adapturgy" - her neologism for the art of adapta…

  • Presidential Libraries as Performance

    Presidential Libraries as Performance
    av Jodi Kanter

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809335206

    Who has a stake in the way a president's public image is presented? How do the performances-exhibitions across a range of media-in a presidential museum shape our understanding of the president as a subject? And how do diverse performances of the pr…

  • The Humana Festival

    The Humana Festival

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809328499

    Far from the glittering lights of Broadway, in a city known more for its horse racing than its artistic endeavors, an annual festival in Louisville, Kentucky, has transformed the landscape of the American theater. The Actors Theatre of Louisville -…

  • Words at Play

    Words at Play
    av Felicia Hardison Londre

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809326792

    Compiles dramaturgical essays with practical writing tips. In this encompassing and accessible introduction to dramaturgy, Felicia Hardison Londre promotes the dramaturgical essay as both an art form and as a method for improving creative writing sk…

  • Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik

    Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik
    av Anne Fletcher

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809328802

    This title examines the life and achievements of a theater legend. ""Rediscovering Mordecai Gorelik"" explores the life and work of the pioneering scene designer whose career spanned decades in American theater. Anne Fletcher's insightful volume dra…

  • Documentary Trial Plays in Contemporary American Theater

    Documentary Trial Plays in Contemporary American Theater
    av Jacqueline O'Connor

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809332366

    The development of the documentary trial play in late-twentieth-century American theatre. From the Chicago Conspiracy Trial and the O. J. Simpson trial to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill congressional hearings, legal and legislative proceedings in th…

  • Setting the Stage for Social Justice

    Setting the Stage for Social Justice

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809332380

    Fringe Benefits, an award-winning theatre company, collaborates with schools and communities to create plays that promote constructive dialogue about diversity and discrimination issues. Staging Social Justice is a groundbreaking collection of essay…

  • Californios, Anglos, and the Performance of Oligarchy in the U.S. West

    Californios, Anglos, and the Performance of Oligarchy in the U.S. West
    av Andrew Gibb

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809336470

    In Californios, Anglos, and the Performance of Oligarchy in the U.S. West, author Andrew Gibb argues that the mid-nineteenth-century encounter between Anglos and californios- the Spanish-speaking elites who ruled Mexican California between 1821 and…

  • Off Sites

    Off Sites
    av Bertie Ferdman

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780809334704

    Off Sites: Contemporary Performance beyond Site-Specific rethinks current definitions of "site-specific performance"-a genre of theatre that adopts spaces outside of traditional theatre buildings and uses the experience of space, place, and situatio…