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Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... Using Édouard Glissant’s assertion that the imagination is shaped by and expresses itself through the materiality of space, this essay focuses on a geopolitics of the figure of Caliban in Antillean theatre. No longer the incarnation of nativist claims of sovereignty, Caliban is precariously...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392521-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9252-1
... Editors’ Note to The Origin of German Tragic Drama,   Excerpts, by Walter Benjamin ​“Allegories are, in the realm of thoughts, what ruins are in the realm of things. This explains the Baroque cult of the ruin,” remarks Walter Benjamin in his famous interpretation of Baroque allegory...
Published: 12 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386186-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8618-6
...142 of 290 four Toussaint’s Tragic Dilemma Perhaps for him to have expected more than the bare freedom was too much for the time...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398530-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9853-0
...3 Acting Lessons: Racial, Sexual, and Aesthetic Politics in The Tragic Muse My dear father, only people who look dull ever get into the House of Commons, and only people who are dull ever succeed there. - Lord...
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387442-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
...chapter two Visa Denied: Chay Yew’s Theatre of Immigration and the Performance of Asian American History But the question is still the same. Stay or go? Stay or go? —chay yew, A Beautiful Country Frontiers, like borders, are understood and experienced differently de- pending on...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399278-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9927-8
... Hjrsten F j.ro Inventions and Transgressions: A Fractured N an'ative on Feminist Theatre in Mexico o We Mexican women who have gone down in history are so few. - The Eternal Feminine, Act...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399285-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9928-5
... 4 The Theatre of Operations: Performing Nation-ness in the Puhlie Sphere . . . it is how citizens see themselves and how they see those against whom they define themselves that determines national self-perception the...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399278-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9927-8
... Donald H. Frjschmann New Mayan Theatre in Chiapas: Anthropology) Literacy) and Social Drama o Sna Jtz'ibajom, Cultura de los Indios Mayas A.c. (The Writers' House, Mayan Indian Culture, Inc.) is a Tzotzil...
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... intentional, provocative disruption of the hegemony of nation time and imperial time. Using Édouard Glissant’s assertion that the imagination is shaped by and expresses itself through the materiality of space, this essay focuses on a geopolitics of the figure of Caliban in Antillean theatre. No longer...
Published: 02 November 2005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
..., Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 2002, 42 4. Promotional flyer for Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, 2003, 46 5. ‘‘When aids Ends’’ by Andrew Sullivan, cover of the New York Times Magazine, November 10, 1996, 50 6. ‘‘The End of aids cover of Newsweek, December 2, 1996, 50 7...
Published: 19 July 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388586-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8858-6
..., whistling, sounds, flaps. Rzewski is one of the greatest composers and pianists in the world, he’s a genius. He too was associated with the Living Theatre and knew 26 Julian Beck and Judith Malina well.What’s more, the Oscar Wilde piece is dedicated to a...
Book Chapter

By David Román
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387442-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
.... Boone, Joseph Allen, et al. Queer Frontiers: Millennial Geographies, Genders, and Generations. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. Booth, Michael R. ‘‘Sarah Siddons In Three Tragic Actresses: Siddons, Rachel, Ristori, ed. Booth, John Stokes, and Susan Bassnett, 10–65...
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387442-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
... theatre and performance scholars were currently engaging with this literature and, if so, how this work might illuminate current cultural events and social experi- ences that might be loosely understood as tragic. Taking into account the seismic shifts in literary, cultural, and performance studies...
Published: 11 August 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395737-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9573-7
... with questions concerning the performance of a public collectivity—with the performance of a public or commons at the embodied location of the theatre.2 As I have argued in the preceding chapters, the contradictions inherent in the colonial relation—between British liberty and race slavery—were...
Published: 11 August 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395737-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9573-7
... ChAptER 6 New York citY From oroonoko And jonkonnu to jim crow After Richard III was slain on stage at the Bowery Theatre on the night of November 25, 1832, he did not, evidently, rise from the dead to...
Published: 11 August 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395737-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9573-7
... Europeans and, later, among white creoles in the Americas. And it is on the stage itself, and in the dynamics that inhere between and among the bodies and geographies that inhabit and constitute Atlantic world theatre, that the colonial relation appears most fully. For a concrete illustration of...
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387442-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
... in shap- ing American culture, especially around ideologies of race, citizenship, and national identity. Through a series of case studies drawn from con- temporary culture, the book demonstrates the vitality of theatre, per- formance, and dance to local, regional, and national communities and...
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387442-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
... because the genres that made her famous in her day—tragic drama, portrait painting, and theatre criticism—no longer carry the same cultural weight that they held in eighteenth-century England.Can we name, for instance, a contemporary stage actress whose fame is based on the virtuosity of her...
Book Chapter

By David Román
Published: 02 November 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387442-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8744-2
... Quarterly 31, no. 3 (1979): 293–337. 16 Ibid., 169. 17 Pease and Wiegman, ‘‘Futures 1. 18 Wise, ‘ ‘‘Paradigm Dramas’ in American Studies 169. 19 On the issue of theatre and ideology, see Reinelt and Roach, Critical Theory and Performance...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395669-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9566-9
... of black British theatre, and an important moment in the his- tory of African and Caribbean theatre, Toussaint Louverture also stands as an outstanding contribution to what the late Trinidadian dramatist and scholar Errol Hill once described as “the revolutionary tradition in black drama,” a...