The Feminist Spectator As Critic

Author : Jill Dolan
ISBN : 9780472035199
Genre : Performing Arts
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This groundbreaking work in gender and performance, with a new introduction and updated bibliography
Category: Performing Arts

Twenty First Century American Playwrights

Author : Christopher Bigsby
ISBN : 9781108317658
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The early years of the twenty-first century saw several losses for the American theatre but also marked the emergence of a new generation of exciting playwrights. In this book, Christopher Bigsby explores the work of nine of these developing talents, and the importance of issues including race, gender and politics for their writing. Increasingly, these new figures are gaining their reputations not on Broadway but in small theatres and small towns or even abroad, bringing fresh and diverse perspectives to contemporary American drama. With a focus on female writers and on issues of personal and public identity in contemporary society, this volume investigates the styles and techniques these playwrights favour, the themes they raise, and their role in a changing America and a changing world.
Category: Literary Criticism

Theatre Society And The Nation

Author : S. E. Wilmer
ISBN : 1139435663
Genre : Drama
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Theatre has often served as a touchstone for moments of political change or national definition and as a way of exploring cultural and ethnic identity. In this book Steve Wilmer selects key historical moments in American history and examines how the theatre, in formal and informal settings, responded to these events. The book moves from the Colonial fight for independence, through Native American struggles, the Socialist Worker play, the Civil Rights Movement, and up to works of the last decade, including Tony Kushner's Angels in America. In addition to examining theatrical events and play texts, Wilmer also considers audience reception and critical response.
Category: Drama

America S Indomitable Character Volume Ii

Author : Frederick William Dame
ISBN : 9783735746276
Genre : History
File Size : 61.10 MB
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Volume II of America's Indomitable Character has information on: A synopsis of Volume I. A preview concerning the content of Volume II with the sub-themes of Nature, human nature, society, the social contract, and education and how they weave into American character identity. American character identity and its Colonial connection to the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The historical personage Michel Guillaume (J. Hector St. John) de Crèvecoeur, a French, British, American Colonial citizen, and the America farmer par excellence who posed the famous question: What is an American? Benjamin Franklin's contributions to the developing American character identity. Thomas Paine's revolutionary views on American character identity. Thomas Jefferson's philosophical contributions to American character identity. John Dickinson, America's soldier and founding father. Hugh Henry Brackenridge, American publisher and author who educated Colonial Americans in politics. The literary group the Connecticut Wits who were both for and against America's independent development. The role of Colonial Religion and early attitudes concerning the American Colonial Theater as they relate to American character identity. The American dramatist and jurist Royall Tyler and his play The Contrast (A Comedy in Five Acts) in which the newly developing American consciousness of independence, including female independence, vis-à-vis English foppery and buffoonery are presented. Further, the use of the Native American's chanson du mort, in this case the Song of Alknomook and the dramaturgical presentation of Yankee Doodle are of utmost importance in understanding The Contrast and how they interplay with American character identity. The Albany Plan of Union. The Declaration of Independence written by the Founding Fathers. The Articles of Confederation (and Perpetual Union). A chronology of theatrical events between 1600 and 1800.
Category: History

Norwich University Record

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ISBN : UIUC:30112113350844
Genre : Universities and colleges
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A magazine intended for the alumni and friends of Norwich University.
Category: Universities and colleges

Vermont Life

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ISBN : UIUC:30112081571264
Genre : Vermont
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Category: Vermont

The Book Collector

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121727544
Genre : Book collecting
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Category: Book collecting

The Reader S Adviser

Author : Marion Sader
ISBN : 0835233200
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 41.23 MB
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Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Year At North Hill

Author : Joe Eck
ISBN : 0805046143
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 31.29 MB
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In this "passionate, reflective, inspiring, endlessly quotable" (Allen Lacy, New York Times Book Review) book, two acclaimed landscape designers offer a month-by-month chronicle of their magnificent Vermont garden. "A gold mine of practical advice".--Anne Raver, The New York Times.
Category: Gardening