The Feminist Spectator as Critic

Author: Jill Dolan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472035193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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This groundbreaking work in gender and performance, with a new introduction and updated bibliography
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Twenty-First Century American Playwrights

Author: Christopher Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108419585

Category: Literary Criticism

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Introduces nine exciting and talented playwrights who have emerged in twenty-first century America, exploring issues of race, gender and society.
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Theatre, Society and the Nation

Staging American Identities

Author: S. E. Wilmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139435666

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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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.
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Norwich University Record

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

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A magazine intended for the alumni and friends of Norwich University.
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America's Indomitable Character Volume II

From the Height of Colonialism to Revolutionary America

Author: Frederick William Dame

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735746276

Category: History

Page: 440

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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.
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The descendants of Samuel and Deborah Webster of Vermont, New York and Ohio

Author: Dale Douglas Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 126

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This book covers six generations consisting of over 180 descendants extending across 200 years. This exceptional book is presented in the Modified Register System and has been compiled mostly from primary source documents. It includes lots of interesting historical background and, when possible, extensive biographical sketches of some of the more active Webster descendants. W2273HB - $27.00
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