The Changing American Theatre Mainstream and Marginal Past and Present

The Changing American Theatre  Mainstream and Marginal  Past and Present

American Shakespeare Theatre, 1986); “Count Joannes and the Nineteenth-Century American Theatre Audience,” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre (Fall ...

Author: Yvonne Shafer

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437085401

Category: Literary Criticism

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Aquest llibre d'assajos presenta una panoràmica del desenvolupament del teatre nord-americà des de principis del segle XIX fins a l'actualitat. Mostra els canvis que el teatre va reflectir a mesura que creixia el país i es modificava la societat. Amb cada dècada, una expressió més completa de la cultura nord-americana, amb la seva gran varietat, apareixia en obres de teatre, musicals i revistes. Els assajos analitzen els esforços de figures marginals -sobretot dramaturgs i productors no comercials, afro-americans i dones- per dur a terme una ampliació de l'espectre del teatre nord-americà quant a la dramatúrgia, disseny, representació i construcció dramàtica.
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African American Theatre

African American Theatre

The victims were usually from the African American theatre nobility. They endured some of the most pitiable human conditions, however, because of their flaw ...

Author: Samuel A. Hay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521465850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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A landmark work in the study of Black theater and drama, African American Theatre offers the first comprehensive history of a major cultural phenomenon until now too often neglected. In this fast-paced investigation, Hay seeks out the origins of Black theater in social protest, as envisioned by W.E.B. Dubois, and as a formal branch of arts theater. Divided between these opposing forces--the activist and the artistic--Black theater, Hay argues, faced conflicts of identity whose traces still haunt the medium today. African American Theatre thus offers a means of locating Black theater in the larger context of American theater and in the continuum of African American history from the nineteenth century to the present--and in doing so offers a profile of dramatic expression shaped and scarred by the forces of repression, of self-affirmation, and of subversion. Sweeping in scope, original in approach and provocatively written, this important book mines the origins and influences directing Black theater, while charting a course for its future survival.
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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

610 THEATRE ROW THEATRE ROW (New York). A group of small theatres on the south side of 42nd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, it was established in ...

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American Theatre

American Theatre

hile the intent has been to continue Oxford University Press's American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama in the same manner and format as Gerald ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195123470

Category: Drama

Page: 504

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Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid and fascinating look at its subject. [Hischak] knows his facts and is such a compelling writer that this update can only thrill lovers of American theatre."--Gerald Bordman, editor of Oxford Companion to American Theatre (OUP,1992)
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History of the American Theatre New foundations 1792 1797

History of the American Theatre  New foundations  1792 1797

English notions of American theatrical possibilities at that time were misty , as is apparent from a paragraph printed in the Morning Post , in February ...

Author: George Overcash Seilhamer

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082129044

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History of the American Theatre New foundations 1792 1797

History of the American Theatre  New foundations  1792 1797

English notions of American theatrical possibilities at that time were misty , as is apparent from a paragraph printed in the Morning Post , in February ...

Author: George Oberkirsh Seilhamer

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010590250

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History of the American Theatre

History of the American Theatre

As the year 1808 was rendered memorable in the history of the American theatre by the death of the accomplished lady and talented actress , Mrs. Anne Warren ...

Author: William Dunlap

Publisher: London : R. Bentley

ISBN: OXFORD:N10575780

Category: American drama

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Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

A recent Theatre Development Fund publication examines the factors that affect a new American play's fate: whether or not it gets produced, for example.

Author: Robert J. Andreach

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761864011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves.
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American Theatre A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1914 1930

American Theatre  A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1914 1930

Audiences entering the theatre saw no curtain . ... That it was the greatest epoch in American theatrical history is almost beyond dispute .

Author: Gerald Bordman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195090780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 446

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The American Theatre series discusses every Broadway production chronologically--show by show and season by season. It offers plot summaries, production details, names of leading actors and actresses--the roles they played, as well as any special or unusual aspects of individual shows. This second volume in the series, covers what is probably the richest period in American theater, the years 1914 through 1930. Bordman includes most of Eugene O'Neill's work, along with playwrights as diverse as Elmer Rice and George Kaufman. Among the era's stars one finds John and Ethel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, and Lynn Fontaine and Alfred Lunt. Considering the sheer number of productions, American theater climbed to its all-time high in the 1920s; by mid-decade, nearly 300 new plays appeared on Broadway each year. America saw more theatrical activity--in every sense of the word-- than any time before or since.
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Naval Documents of the American Revolution American theatre Aug 1 1776 Oct 31 1776 European theatre May 26 1776 Oct 5 1776

Naval Documents of the American Revolution  American theatre  Aug  1  1776 Oct  31  1776  European theatre  May 26  1776 Oct  5  1776

AMERICAN THEATRE From September 1 , 1776 , to October 31 , 1776 SUMMARY After the retreat from Long Island , Washington could not hold New York City ...

Author: United States. Naval History Division

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ISBN: UIUC:30112005302457

Category: Government publications

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In the tradition of the preceding volumes - the first of which was published in 1964 - this work synthesizes edited documents, including correspondence, ship logs, muster rolls, orders, and newspaper accounts, that provide a comprehensive understanding of the war at sea in the spring of 1778. The editors organize this wide array of texts chronologically by theater and incorporate French, Italian, and Spanish transcriptions with English translations throughout.
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Latin American Theatre Review

Latin American Theatre Review

AMERICAN THEATRE REVIEW the Theatre and Drama of Spanish and Portuguese America Editors FREDRIC M . LITTO Speech and Drama The University of Kansas GEORGE W ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015000514037

Category: Latin American drama

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Social Protest in the American Theatre

Social Protest in the American Theatre

Jingoistic war plays supplanted protest plays before the United States declared war on Spain.e American theatertoa , mut theatre Goes Although the satires ...

Author: Thomas Edward Dennery

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ISBN: MSU:31293101785305

Category: American drama

Page: 348

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Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre

Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre

The American theatre entered the war period with depleted resources , unhappy memories , and jaded nerves . Considerable time was to elapse before it could ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000616178

Category: American drama

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The Golden Age of the American Theatre 1854 1890

The Golden Age of the American Theatre  1854 1890

CONDITIONS PRIOR TO THIS PERIOD IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE Long before 1854 our theatres had passed the experimental stage , and every town of any considerable ...

Author: Carolyn Eleanor Gallagher

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ISBN: WISC:89085975423

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Piscator in the American Theatre

Piscator in the American Theatre

... requirement of the University of Wisconsin. JorJErof essor Date of Examination, 19-^- 9- PISCATOR IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE: NEW YORK, 1939-1951 BY THOMAS.

Author: Thomas George Evans

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ISBN: WISC:89010889814

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The American Theatre as Seen by Hirschfeld

The American Theatre as Seen by Hirschfeld

... using no theatrical devices other than an actor ' s mind , becomes a rhinoceros and attacks Eli Wallach in Ionesco ' s satire , RHINOCEROS .

Author: Al Hirschfeld

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ISBN: UOM:39015014296167

Category: Theater

Page: 300

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Contains a collection of Herschfeld's theatrical portraits drawn between 1925 and 1961.
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