Demastes, William W.

Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: America Defined and Refined
William W. Demastes

2. The Savage Other: “Indianizing” and Performance in Nineteenth-Century American Culture
Rosemarie K. Bank

3. Defining Faith: Theatrical Reactions to Pro-Slavery Christianity in Antebellum America
Amy E. Hughes

4. Negotiating a New Identity: Irish Americans and the Variety Theatre in the 1860s
Susan Kattwinkel

5. Drama and Cultural Pluralism in the America of Susan Glaspell’s Inheritors
Noelia Hernando-Real

6. Beneath the Horizon: Pipe Dreams, Identity, and Capital in Eugene O’Neill’s First Broadway Play
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins

7. Vernacularizing Brecht: The Political Theatre of the New Deal
Ilka Saal

8. Let Freedom Ring: Mordecai Gorelik’s Politicized Stage Designs
Anne Fletcher

9. Choreographing America: Redefining American Ballet in the Age of Consensus
Andrea Harris

10. Arthur Miller: In Memoriam
Christopher Bigsby

11. Menageries, Melting Pots, Movies: Tennessee on America
Janet V. Haedicke

12. Facts on Trial: Documentary Theatre and Zoot Suit
Jacqueline O’Connor

13. “The Ground on Which I Stand is I, too, Am America”: African American Cycle Dramatists, Dramas, and the Voice of Inclusion
Ladrica Menson-Furr

14. My Uncle Sam in Consumer Society: Len Jenkin and the Death of Death of a Salesman
Steve Feffer

15. From Paradise to Parasite: Information Theory, Noise, and Disequilibrium in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation
Mike Heuvel

16. Not “Very Steven Spielberg”?: Angels in America on Film
Deborah R. Geis

17. Reflections in a Pool: Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses and Post-9/11 New York City
Andrea Nouryeh

18. An American Echo: Suzan-Lori Parks’s The America Play and James Scruggs’s Disposable Men
Robert Vorlicky

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Theatre History, Performing Arts, US History, Theatre and Performance Studies, Dance, History of the Americas

Publication year
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Page amount
313 pages
Art, Art History
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