Nationalities, Identities, and the Performing Body of Work
Despite the significance of performers and the material culture of performance to national culture, there has been far too much pigeon-holing of the topics that inform the cultural study of nation, identity, and performance. Spanning across playwrights, performers, critics, and theatrical commemorations, this book raises controversy about familiar figures and brings attention to neglected ones. It is an important book for all in theatre, cultural studies, and literature collections.
Man of the American Stage
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.
Critical Case Studies in U.S. Prison Theatre Programs
Alongside the empirical study of sample theatre companies that produced theatre by and for inmates, this book, a first study of its kind, is a groundbreaking and important contribution to theatre studies.
This is new work which uses dramaturgical and scenographical analysis of selected plays and masques, against known theatrical history, to discover how the staging of painted settings was organised from c1605 to c1700. This kind of investigation into the links between masque staging and the staging of plays has not been done in quite this manner before.