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Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Christopher B. Balme

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book is a major study devoted to post-colonial drama and theatre. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms ... More


Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Jeffrey Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

“The mob is always right” was the idea that charged Irving Berlin’s career in American popular music. Taking off from that claim, this book represents a wide-ranging exploration of America’s greatest ... More


From the Margins to Center Stage: Tyler Perry’s Popular African American Theatre

Rashida Z. Shaw

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

If Perry now functions as a platform onto himself, his career began with seemingly much less broad, but no less significant, aspirations. In her analysis of taste, class, and the popular, in Chapter ... More


Greek Tragedy Finds an American Audience

Helene P. Foley

in Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272446
eISBN:
9780520953659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272446.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 examines efforts to stage versions of Greek tragedy on the American professional stage from the nineteenth century to 1931. Colleges and universities and a developing outdoor theater ... More


Extended Voice

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses Roy Hart, the Roy Hart Theater, and the roots of extended vocalism; widening of vocal range and inclusion of non-traditional vocal sounds and techniques; the American ... More


Enter Sentimentality: The Origins of the Entertainment Revolution

David Monod

in The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains why running an American theatre was a risky business in the first decades of the nineteenth century. According to a German tourist in 1837, “the fault lies not so much with the ... More


Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Marva Carter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Renowned today as a prominent African-American in music theater and the arts community, composer, conductor, and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from ... More


Setting the Stage

Craig R. Prentiss

in Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates how black playwrights in the 1920s inherited the history of tensions between theater and church, as well as the bridges opened to theater by progressive congregations. However, ... More


Black Feminist Performance

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter five recognizes the practice of black feminist performance at Penumbra during the nineteen nineties and early two thousands, concentrating specifically on the work of Rebecca Rice, Laurie ... More


Other Dances

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the non-modern dance choreographed by Alvin Ailey. Though better known as a modern dance choreographer, Ailey created several dance pieces for ballet companies, and in doing so ... More


Later Dances

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines developments in the career of Alvin Ailey during the 1970s. Ailey's choreographic output slowed considerably after the Ellington festival and he made no new dances for his ... More


Itō Michio’s Hawk Tours in Modern Dance and Theater

Carrie J. Preston

in Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Ito took At the Hawk’s Well on an international tour that introduced modernist noh to the U.S. and ultimately shaped the Japanese modern and traditional theaters. He had a remarkably successful and ... More


Introduction: Americanizing Greek Tragedy

Helene P. Foley

in Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272446
eISBN:
9780520953659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272446.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction locates the reception of Greek tragedy on the American stage in the context of developments in American professional theater from the nineteenth century to the present. Although ... More


Antigone for Young (American) Audiences: A Protest Parable

Mark Seamon

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses a 2006 production of Antigone at the Children's Theater Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a teenage audience of twelve to eighteen-year-olds. The production invited a ... More


A New Theatre: Theatre Arts (1916–64) and Drama (1911–31)

Dorothy Chansky and Terry Brino-Dean

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the histories of two magazines — Theatre Arts and Drama — which facilitated the American Little Theatre Movement (1912–25). The movement eschewed theatrical commercialism in ... More


Dynamic Reciprocity: August Wilson and Penumbra

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter four focuses on how August Wilson’s career intersected with that of the theatre and several of its company members. Penumbra nurtured and developed the early career of August Wilson. Wilson, ... More


Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Helene P. Foley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272446
eISBN:
9780520953659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272446.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores Greek tragedy on the American professional stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy ... More


Dancing in New York

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the author’s return to the US after almost 3 years in Europe and continues to explore her blackness in the post-Civil Rights era of the early 70s (first in Boston and then in ... More


Blackness in the Image of God

Craig R. Prentiss

in Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at plays that frame Christianity in a positive light and utilize the Bible as raw material to tell stories affirming the dignity of the African American people. Authors Marita ... More


The Drama Is Coming Now: The Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991

Richard Gilman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100464
eISBN:
9780300133035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book presents a collection of one of America's finest drama critics. The book chronicles a major period in American theatre history, one that witnessed the birth or spread of Off-Broadway, ... More


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