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Terrence McNally and Fifty Years of American Gay Drama

John Clum
ISBN: 9781604979220

""This book is a must read for everyone interested in American theatre and LGBT studies ... founded by rigorous scholarship and clarity, ... Clum enriches his book by providing extensive historical context that situates McNally's plays in their contemporary social and cultural milieu; at the same time he makes his survey of McNally and contemporary American gay drama seem exceedingly relevant." —Theatre Journal 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..

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..

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..

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..

Theatre and the Good:

The Value of Collaborative Play
Mark Fearnow
ISBN: 9781934043431

Surprisingly little has been published on the questions of what theatre actually is and what participants in theatre derive from the experience. This book investigates theatre as a means of social connection. Read More..

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..

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..

Drama and the Postmodern:

Assessing the Limits of Metatheatre
Daniel K. Jernigan
ISBN: 9781604975420

This collection of essays is impressive in its breadth, ranging over English, Irish, American, and Continental dramatists. Many of the plays given extended treatment are frequently anthologized and/or taught. Read More..

Allegory of Survival:

The Theater of Kang-baek Lee (Hardcover)
translated by Alyssa Kim and Hyung-jin Lee
ISBN: 9781934043929

This translation is the first English-language anthology culled from Kang-baek Lee's works of more than forty plays and a major contribution to the limited English-language translations of modern South Korean drama in general. Read More..

 

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