The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Mary C. Hartig

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438129661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 657

View: 7058


Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

An Anthology

Author: Kathy A. Perkins,Roberta Uno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134823800

Category: Drama

Page: 336

View: 6000


Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman, as well as many exciting newcomers. Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is the first anthology to display such an abundance of talent from such a wide range of today's women playwrights. The plays tackle a variety of topics - from the playful to the painful - and represent numerous different approaches to playmaking. The volume also includes: * an invaluable appendix of published plays by women of color * biographical notes on each writer * the production history of each play Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a unique resource for practitioners, students and lovers of theatre, and an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays

Author: Cherríe Moraga

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 149

View: 9708


Heroes and Saints & Other Plays is Chicana playwright Cherrí¬e Moraga's premiere collection of theatre. Included are: Shadow of a Man, winner of the 1990 Fund for New American Plays Award; Heroes and Saints, winner of the Dramalogue, the PEN West, and the Critics Circle awards, as well as the Will Glickman Prize for Best Play of 1992; and Giving Up the Ghost, first published by West End Press in 1986, and now presented here in its revised stage version.

Chicano Drama

Performance, Society and Myth

Author: Jorge Huerta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778176

Category: Drama

Page: 209

View: 7928


An accessible introduction for students and theatregoers of Chicano theatre, first published in 2000.

Queer Latinidad

Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces

Author: Juana María Rodríguez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814775497

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 8670


The author documents the ways in which identity formation and representation within the gay Latinidad population impacts gender and cultural studies today.

Urban Drama

The Metropolis in Contemporary North American Plays

Author: J. Chris Westgate

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119581

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 6310


Identifying an apprehension about the nature and constitution of urbanism in North American plays, Westgate examines how cities like New York City and Los Angeles became focal points for identity politics and social justice at the end of the twentieth century, and how urban crises inform the dramaturgy of contemporary playwrights.

Encyclopedia of American Drama

Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Mary C. Hartig

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140762

Category: American drama

Page: N.A

View: 3299


Provides a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

José, Can You See?

Latinos on and Off Broadway

Author: Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 3243


"In-depth study of Latino representations and images in theater deconstructs ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual stereotypes ingrained in dominant American ideologies. Also recognizes Latino contributions to the stage"--Handbook of Latin American Studies,v. 58.

The Wounded Heart

Writing on Cherríe Moraga

Author: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292796089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 6243


In her work as poet, essayist, editor, dramatist, and public intellectual, Chicana lesbian writer Cherríe Moraga has been extremely influential in current debates on culture and identity as an ongoing, open-ended process. Analyzing the "in-between" spaces in Moraga's writing where race, gender, class, and sexuality intermingle, this first book-length study of Moraga's work focuses on her writing of the body and related material practices of sex, desire, and pleasure. Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano divides the book into three sections, which analyze Moraga's writing of the body, her dramaturgy in the context of both dominant and alternative Western theatrical traditions, and her writing of identities and racialized desire. Through close textual readings of Loving in the War Years, Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints, The Last Generation, and Waiting in the Wings, Yarbro-Bejarano contributes to the development of a language to talk about sexuality as potentially empowering, the place of desire within politics, and the intricate workings of racialized desire.

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality

Author: Andrew Michael Flescher

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589013414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 3051


Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals. Andrew Flescher probes our contented state by asking important questions: How should "ordinary" people respond when others need our help, whether the situation is a crisis, or something less? Do we have a responsibility, an obligation, to go that extra mile, to act above and beyond the call of duty? Or should we leave the braver responses to those who are somehow different than we are: better somehow, "heroes," or "saints?" Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the expected). Flescher seeks to undo these standard dichotomies by looking at the lives and actions of certain historical figures—Holocaust rescuers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, among others—who appear to be extraordinary but were, in fact, ordinary people. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance of wrongdoing. Andrew Flescher sets a stage where we need to think and act, calling us to lead lives of self-examination—even if that should sometimes provoke discomfort. He asks that we strive to emulate those we admire and therefore allow ourselves to grow morally, and spiritually. It is then that the individual develops a deeper altruistic sense of self—a state that allows us to respond as the heroes of our own lives, and therefore in the lives of others, when times and circumstance demand that of us.