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Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s)

Lynne Greeley
ISBN: 9781604978834

This comprehensive tome, part of the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts headed by John Clum (Duke University) is an essential addition for theater studies and women's studies. Read More..

The Works of Arthur Laurents:

Politics, Love, and Betrayal
John M. Clum
ISBN: 9781604978841

"This is the first substantial study of the work of Arthur Laurents, and it was worth waiting for. In this authoritative and engaging book, John Clum draws on an unparalleled fund of knowledge about the musical theatre and the history of LGBT theatre in America to chronicle Laurents's importance as a gay playwright writing about gay issues during the 20th century." - Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut Read More..

Performance, Theatre, and Society in Contemporary Nicaragua:

Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality
Alberto Guevara
ISBN: 9781604978612

Although there has been some excellent academic research focusing on performance or/and theatre in Nicaragua, such scholarship seldom attends to the very important connections between daily staged public social acts and local, national/global politics that deal directly and indirectly with marginalized social/cultural landscapes in this country. This book fills the gap by examining the connections between Nicaragua’s marginalized landscapes and bodies, between social/political visibility and invisibility, and the relationship between social abandonment and social encompassment in the nation. Read More..

Black Medea:

Adaptations for Modern Plays
Kevin J. Wetmore
ISBN: 9781604978650

The plays in this volume reflect recurring themes and approaches to adapting Medea to modern contexts. Numerous modern adaptations see the play as painting a picture of the struggle of the powerless under the powerful, of women against men, of foreigners versus natives. The play has been adapted into colonial and historical contexts to lend its powerful resonances to issues of current import. Read More..

John Durang:

Man of the American Stage
Lynn Matluck Brooks
ISBN: 9781604977752

This book takes the perspective of the theater as a crucible for the forging of American identity and culture. John Durang (1768–1822) is both an exemplary and a remarkable figure in early American theater. Among the first native-born Americans to appear on the stage, he was the first to make the theater his life. Read More..

Communication in Theatre Directing and Performance:

From Rehearsal to Production
Jennifer Lanipekun
ISBN: 9781604977691

“This book draws on a lifetime’s professional insights as performer, teacher and researcher. It is a highly readable, engaging narrative and will reward all those who share an interest in how collective artistic performance is characterised and infused by the essence of human design.” – Dr Graham Welch, International Music Education Research Centre Read More..

American Drama and the Postmodern:

Fragmenting the Realistic Stage
David K. Sauer
ISBN: 9781604977578

This study seeks to reunite American drama with more of the mainstream of American literature using contemporary literary theories of feminism, Derrida, Lacan, as well as the nature of language. It also focuses on the theatrical ways that plays work through performance and staging. Read More..

Dramatic Theories of Voice in the Twentieth Century

Andrew Kimbrough
ISBN: 9781604977301

“An exceptional book, presenting philosophical and scientific theories of voice in an approach that is both accessible to young scholars and useful to those already familiar with its source texts. Kimbrough … reveals critical insights into the topic … a useful resource for theatre scholars and eminently suitable for assignments in graduate and undergraduate courses in performance theory.” – Theatre Journal Read More..

Genus Envy:

Nationalities, Identities, and the Performing Body of Work
Thomas F. Connolly
ISBN: 9781604976823

“Erudite, provocative, and witty, Thomas F. Connolly’s new book explores various questions about culture, nation, and identity that arise when performance takes center stage … I[the book reviewer] have not done service to Connolly’s impressive range of critical reference, nor his feeling for the postmodern project … Connolly’s book is also rich in close reading, literary history, and original insight. And it is great fun to read.” – Eugene O'Neill Review Read More..

The Theater of Carlo Terron:

Two Plays: The Trial of the Innocents and Arsenic, Tonight!
Robert Cardullo
ISBN: 9781604975949

This innovative book will for the first time introduce this compelling dramatist to the English-speaking world. Included are not only chronologies of Terron’s life and work, but, most importantly, two of his best and most representative works: The Trial of the Innocents (1950) and Arsenic, Tonight! (1967). Read More..

 

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