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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... unprece- dented on the American stage that drew increasingly integrated audi- ences. Chapter 1 introduces Brown’s first venture while chapter 2 analyzes Brown’s Minor Theatre, which challenged Manhattan’s Park Theatre, managed by Stephen Price, who would prove an important and debilitat- ing...
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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 359–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of a continuing tradition like that provided in the U.K. through his institution, the National Theatre. Bigsby thus explains the difficulty of finding a common vision among playwrights who are mired in the unending business of defining a society always in flux, ever provisional, while confidently asserting...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 433–452.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the Jane Addams Center of Hull House, the Chicago Little Theatre, the Federal Theatre Project, Second City, dozens of now famous actors, the Tony Award- winning Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens, and Gary Sinise and Steppenwolf. And yes, there is a chapter, “It’s Good Writing,” devoted...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., bibliography, and production history for each play. A smart, concise (pp. vii xi) preface by Gautam Dasgupta to the revised edition of Theatre of the Ridiculous, ed. Bonnie Marranca and Dasgupta (Hopkins), provides an initiation to camp-as-style and the plays of the Ridiculous. To the three plays of the 1979...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 343–364.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... As the play demonstrates, even familiar dramatic texts offer the- ater scholars clues to disrupted or dissonant chronologies. By contrast, the Anglo drama was always forward looking, evidenced by Jonas B. Phillips s song in Lafayette s honor at Park Street Theatre, Like an angel he came / And immortal his...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Writers; Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance; Unclos- eting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance; and Racial Geometries of the Black Atlantic, Asian Pacific and American Theatre, to be discussed in this essay, suggest...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 417–434.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is the completion of The Cambridge History of American Theatre Volume Three: Post–World War II to the 1990s, ed. Don B. Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby (Cambridge). In three years the editors have provided a history of American theater from its begin- nings to the end of the last century. (See AmLS 1998, pp. 393...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 413–438.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Janet Brown’s ‘‘Feminist Theory and Contemporary Drama’’ and Helene Keyssar’s ‘‘Feminist Theatre of the Seventies in the United States’’ serve to intro- duce a reader to the abundance of significant scholarly feminist theory and trace some of the related controversies. The volume also includes...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 421–451.
Published: 01 September 2008
.../Phèdre with the love consummated and the absolutes deconstructed), and Orestes 2.0 (Euripides’ play in a hospital setting with disaffected jet-setters). Mee’s work was the center of the 2007–8 season at New York’s Signature Theatre, opening with hisIphigenia 2.0. A prolific writer who offers his...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 391–414.
Published: 01 September 2013
...,” and the other studies fit more comfortably into the more traditional headings of theory, groupings of plays, and individual studies of playwrights. i  Drama as History The 2012 Outstanding Book Award winner from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education is Racial Innocence: Performing American...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 437–463.
Published: 01 September 2009
... crop of essays and books, so I invited two colleagues from the American Theatre and Drama Society, Jonathan Chambers and Judith Sebesta, to share with me the pleasurable duties of reporting on important new work. i  Playwrights More articles were published on Parks than on any other...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 533–547.
Published: 01 September 2006
...—the Bible, Baudelaire, Goethe, Hitler, Kant, and Marx are most prominent. Two contributions, one the update of a standard, the other new work, cover American drama. The title page of The Oxford Companion to American Theatre, third edition (Oxford), identifies Gerald Bordman and Thomas S...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 425–447.
Published: 01 September 2011
... an appearance in several of the year’s best studies, which address works by August Wil- son, Langston Hughes, O’Neill, David Henry Hwang, and Adrienne Kennedy as well as 19th-century anxieties about blacks, Mexicans, and Irish as racial “others.” i  Playwrights In John Guare’s Theatre: The Art...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 415–439.
Published: 01 September 2010
... at the 2008 MLA were very light on Ameri- can theater and drama scholarship. Entries for the American Society for Theatre Research’s Barnard Hewitt prize and for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Outstanding Book Award dropped by roughly half from the previous year. There were also two...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): ix–xx.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in the (Cambridge) United States (Mass.) Freak Shows in the Modern American Interrogating America Through Imagination / Thomas Fahy, Freak Theatre and Performance / William Key to Abbreviations xi W. Demastes and Iris Smith from “Uncle Tom’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in the (Cambridge) United States (Mass.) Freak Shows in the Modern American Interrogating America Through Imagination / Thomas Fahy, Freak Theatre and Performance / William Key to Abbreviations xi W. Demastes and Iris Smith from “Uncle Tom’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): ix–xviii.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Drama Restaging the Sixties / James M. American Theatre Harding and Cindy Rosen- AmLH / American Literary History thal, eds., Restaging the Sixties: AmPer / American Periodicals Radical Theaters and Their Legacies Amst / Amerikastudien: American (Michigan) Studies...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Drama Restaging the Sixties / James M. American Theatre Harding and Cindy Rosen- AmLH / American Literary History thal, eds., Restaging the Sixties: AmPer / American Periodicals Radical Theaters and Their Legacies Amst / Amerikastudien: American (Michigan) Studies...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 421–443.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Hischak’s American Theatre: A Chronicle o f Comedy and Drama 1969–2000 (Oxford) is to continue Gerald Bordman’s 422 Drama previous three volumes (see AmLS 1994, p. 366; AmLS 1995, pp. 406–07; AmLS 1996, p. 410). Like its predecessors, this volume...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 403–426.
Published: 01 September 2015
...? The most material and dialogic of the arts—theatre—might then become a form of philosophy, and philosophy, in turn, a form of theatre.” Biers contends that Glaspell did not accept the Nietzschean view of George Cram Cook and Eugene O’Neill but created her own synthesis: “The goal of Glaspell’s...