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The Birth of Modern Gay Theater and the Subtext of Company

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199747481
eISBN:
9780199979417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 2 focuses on the rise of the gay rights movement, the Caffe Cino scene, and the growth and development of the Off Off Broadway scene through the late 1960s. The play The Boys in the Band and ... More


Postblackness’s Ancestors and Relatives or “The Past Pushing Us into the Present”

Carol Bunch Davis

in Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This coda discusses recent revivals of the five plays examined in this book. The plays have been staged in a range of venues over the last ten years. A Raisin in the Sun, for example, returned to ... 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


Theaters of Rugged Consumerism

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Utopian versions of American rugged consumerism emerged from the material limitations of the nation's counterculture theaters during the late sixties. In keeping with ... More


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