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Theater (1977) 8 (2_and_3): 104–111.
Published: 01 May 1977
...Sandy Boynton The History of American Acting: A Detour By Sandy Boynton Why should our thoughts to distant countries roam, When each refinement may be found at home? -Royall Tyler, in The Contrast, 1787, the first American comedy With no intended irony...
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Theater (2017) 47 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Thomas F. DeFrantz This essay begins by outlining the forces of assimilation and dissent within the history of black American performance artistry since the 1960s. DeFrantz proposes a shift in curators' priorities away from representing multiculturalism in national presenting organizations in favor...
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Theater (2017) 47 (3): 5–11.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., in which Mac performs American music from each decade of us history. Krasinski observes that Mac uses “popular” to mean not “true greatness” but rather the more complex, and perhaps uncomfortable, idea of “concocted hierarchy.” She concludes by using each segment of Mac’s performance to reflect on cultural...
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Theater (2008) 38 (3): 5–21.
Published: 01 November 2008
...John Houchin In this article, John Houchin, author of Censorship of the American Theater in the Twentieth Century, continues his exploration of censorship and its social ramifications. In censorship battles throughout history, debates may have been addressed in two or three newspaper articles, only...
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Theater (2016) 46 (2): 7–33.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Christopher Grobe In this article, Christopher Grobe explores the history of the telegraph machine on the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century stage. Structured around a deep analysis of William Gillette's Secret Service , this article also surveys American, British and French telegraph plays...
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Theater (1979) 10 (3): 33–39.
Published: 01 November 1979
... existence, an American was selected for the post of artistic director. Alvin Epstein , formerly Associate Director of the Yale Repertory Theater, was chosen, beginning a new era in the history of the Guthrie. The repertory for Epstein's first season included such plays as The Pretenders, Hamlet, Tiebele...
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Theater (2020) 50 (1): 13–29.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Gordon Rogoff Theater magazine founding editor Gordon Rogoff puts the history of the American theater over the last five decades under a critical retrospective lens, examining how shifting political, social, and economic conditions have shaped theater as both industry and art form. Rogoff ’s essay...
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Theater (1985) 17 (1): 16–18.
Published: 01 February 1985
...William Harris Copyright © THEATER 1985 1985 An Interview with William Harris audience, although because I was using who had sat on the Chamber of Commercc American history...
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Theater (1981) 12 (3): 80–85.
Published: 01 November 1981
... at 81 the time as one of the only genuinely suc- their versatility and intellectual refusal to In its attempt to make sense of the cessful examples of political theater in the take the easy way out. “We have spent a lot jumbled details of history, Vozce ofthe People history of the American...
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Theater (1993) 24 (3): 86–87.
Published: 01 November 1993
... on a strategy Parks calls American history in the shadow of the photo- “rep and rev”: the sensual and densely mean- graphic image,” the shadow cast by official ver- ingful wordplay of repetition and revision. Her sions of that history, Imperceptible Mutabilities...
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Theater (2000) 30 (2): 169–173.
Published: 01 May 2000
... The good rabbi is talking about history here, astonishing that there hasn’t been more research but there’s a whisper of utopia in his admoni- done on the history of the pre-twentieth-cen- tion. No place—like America, a world-histori- tury American theater (but don’t tell anybody). cal vanishing point...
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Theater (1997) 27 (2_and_3): 60–63.
Published: 01 May 1997
... history. This is not a stain which words can easily describe; indeed, the blight of slavery on the American consciousness, Wellman implies, has yet to yield a language that approximates or wrestles with it in any real way. There are words one cannot say, truths that are denied, pieces of history...
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Theater (2006) 36 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Wilson, result- ing in Wilson’s major play cycle spanning African-American history and experience in each decade of the twentieth century. “The theater was something that seemed to satisfy my life need,” Richards remarked in 1987, upon receiving one of his numerous honors. His...
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Theater (1990) 21 (3): 73–80.
Published: 01 November 1990
... Mutabilities “African- language is a construct and writing is a construct and American history in the shadow of the photographic image.” Signifylno on the double construct is the daily use, That shadow - sometimes represented by projected then I have chosen to Signify on the Signifyln(g...
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Theater (1992) 23 (2): 44–47.
Published: 01 May 1992
... approaches to the plays. evening was directly connected to one of the bleakest movements in American history. Those who incited the riot fed on the growing American intolerance of foreigners working in the States. Nelson does not concern himself with the sociological reasons for the riot...
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Theater (1985) 17 (1): 95.
Published: 01 February 1985
... of nationality, background, age, son, Lilian Atlan, Simone Benmussa, Zelda American history using a chorus of women and identification with, or rejection of, Fitchandler, Adrienne Kennedy, and Emily whose voices challenge widely-held ideas of feminism. We find the collection gratifying if Mann. We...
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Theater (1990) 21 (3): 54–56.
Published: 01 November 1990
... (and the violence, the conquest of the frontier, American foreign modern degradation of language in the political, economic, policy, American myth, and American history. It is dark, and cultural realms), and American theater itself (Wellman ugly, brooding, and twisted. Its hero, Santouche...
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Theater (1985) 16 (3): 89–91.
Published: 01 November 1985
... of the American Indian nations in the nine- American history and literature. A long “videmes,” for visual bits of information) teenth century, while computer-generated series of discussions followed during a com- together in ways that are always meaningful. graphic texts flash overhead reminding us...
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Theater (2002) 32 (2): 45–55.
Published: 01 May 2002
...; the larger picture of American history is usually invoked only as it relates to show business. When it first opened in 1971, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies received mixed notices that both condemned and applauded it as a fragmented funeral for the Golden Age of Broadway. The critics hate the current revival...
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Theater (1968) 1 (2): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 1968
...• American history: the rejection of the viously been presented by the La Mama dead forms, the spontaneous upsurge of Troupe at CaM La Mama and on a Europ• activity purified by the total lack ofcom• ean tour. It was directed by Tom mercial ambition, the sense of easy...