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“Fidelity” to the Future through “Visioning”

Veronica Makowsky

in Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women: A Critical Interpretation of Her Work

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078664
eISBN:
9780199855117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078664.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Glaspell’s second novel, The Visioning (1911), is a marked exit from the somewhat convention-bound The Glory of the Conquered (1909). If Glaspell hypothetically questions the cult of domesticity in ... More


Introduction

Richard Halpern

in Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Modern theater displays a reduced interest in dramatic action, from figures such as Gertrude Stein and Edward Maeterlink to the emergence of so-called postdramatic theater. This turn away from action ... More


“Thy Bloody and Invisible Hand”: Tragedy and Political Economy

Richard Halpern

in Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations depicts capitalism in an anti-tragic fashion, meaning that it both regards market societies optimistically and does so by specifically negating the resources of ... More


Marlowe’s Theater of Night: and Capital

Richard Halpern

in Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226433653
eISBN:
9780226433790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433790.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Christopher Marlowe occupies a world in which theater first becomes a fully commercial enterprise. As an independent playwright, Marlowe produces works that cannot be artistically or financially ... More


Harlequin Newton: Faustus Pantomimes and Public Science in the 1720s

Al Coppola

in The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190269715
eISBN:
9780190269739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269715.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

In the 1720s, London audiences were captivated by two new forms of public spectacle: the pantomime afterpieces most closely associated with John Rich, and the dazzling courses of experiments ... More


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