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Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer's Work

Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813181127
eISBN:
9780813181257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813181127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Bestselling author, journalist, playwright, and activist Silas House has focused nearly all of his work on Appalachia. His acclaimed and diverse body of work includes the novels Clay's Quilt, A ... More


Shakespeare's Body Parts: Figuring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Huw Griffiths

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448703
eISBN:
9781474490863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book provides a sustained, formalist and theoretically-informed reading of the multiple body parts that litter the dialogue and action of Shakespeare’s history plays, including Henry V, Richard ... More


The Illustrated Broadcast? Defining Television Drama, 1946–50

Jason Jacobs

in The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742340
eISBN:
9780191695018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742340.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Television drama in the late 1940s seemed to have a continuing uncertainty about the themes, form, and style it was taking. This brings to fore the ways in which the television service during this ... More


Property and Propriety

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the years 1688–1735, showing how adaptation and canonization become ever more mutual processes at this time, as biographers and panegyrists of Shakespeare attempt to construct ... More


Don Quixote and Shakespeare’s Collaborative Turn to Romance *

Valerie Wayne

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Based upon evidence that English dramatists were aware of the popularity of Don Quixote as early as 1607 and had some access to it before Shelton’s translation was published in 1612, this chapter ... More


Robert Burns on the Twentieth-Century Stage

Rhona Brown

in Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the 'National Bard'

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457149
eISBN:
9781474495806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457149.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses three twentieth-century plays with Robert Burns as a protagonist – H. Fletcher Lee’s Robert Burns: A Play in Three Acts (1926), Robert Kemp’s The Other Dear Charmer (1951) and ... More


How a Mama on the Couch Evolves into a Black Man with Watermelon: George C. Wolfe, Suzan-Lori Parks, and the Theatre of “Colored Contradictions”

Jennifer Larson

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the plays of George C. Wolfe, whose work reclaims and reopens the literary and cultural past, and Suzan-Lori Parks, whose work furthers this project. Both playwrights take as ... More


“Slaves? With Lines?”: Trickster Aesthetic and Satirical Strategies in Two Plays by Lynn Nottage

Aimee Zygmonski

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that Lynn Nottage employs the trickster figure in her plays to destabilize African American stereotypes. In her plays Fabulation and By the Way, Meet Very Stark, Nottage also ... More


Serpent‐Charmers, and Performers of Legerdemain Tricks, &c.

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter opens with derwishes who made a living by charming snakes out of houses, and then moves on to the “Howah,” who performed tricks in the street for voluntary contributions—for example, ... More


A Scientist in Love: Marie Stopes and A Journal from Japan

Tomoe Kumojima

in Victorian Women's Travel Writing on Meiji Japan: Hospitable Friendship

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198871439
eISBN:
9780191914317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 investigates Marie Stopes’s interracial, cross-gender relationships with Fujii Kenjirō and Sakurai Jōji through her three published Japanese-related works—A Journal from Japan (1910), ... More


Inside Hollywood Film

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the metafilmic strategies of two titles focused on the way Hollywood has historically represented the city of Los Angeles. The first, Pat O'Neill's The Decay of Fiction (2002), ... More


Dramatizing the African American Experience of Travel in the Jim Crow South: The Negro Motorist Green Book in the African American Literary Imagination

Michael Ra-Shon Hall

in Freedom Beyond Confinement: Travel and Imagination in African-American Cultural History and Letters

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979701
eISBN:
9781800852969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979701.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The fifth chapter discusses a play by Calvin A. Ramsey inspired by archival research on The Green Book and Jim Crow-era travel: The Green Book: A Play (2006). Ramsey’s two-act play portrays this ... More


Learning to Play Poker: The Re-vision of Irish Women’s Agency in Gina Moxley’s Danti-Dan (1995)

Nelson Barre

in The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, Volume 2 (1992-2016)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800859470
eISBN:
9781800852617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859470.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Gina Moxley’s Danti-Dan (1995) depicts a world where children grow up too fast and yet do not understand the implications of their actions. The female characters in the play depict a range of ... More


Nevertheless, She Persisted: Celia de Fréine’s Luíse (2016)

Brian Ó Conchubhair

in The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, Volume 2 (1992-2016)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800859470
eISBN:
9781800852617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859470.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The Irish monologue play (in English) arguably reached its apex in the 1990s and Noughties. Yet this still-popular form is strangely absent in the Irish-language theatrical tradition. This absence is ... More


Anne Devlin: Depicting a Gendered Journey: Men and Women on The Long March (1984)

Megan W. Minogue

in The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, Volume 1 (1716-1992)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800859463
eISBN:
9781800852600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859463.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In Anne Devlin’s 1984 television play The Long March, political and historical narratives frame the lives of two families – the Walshes and the Molloys – who live in predominantly republican areas of ... More


There’s Something about Mary: Staging the Divine in “Kyndely” Language, Time, and the Social World

Eleanor Johnson

in Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572031
eISBN:
9780226572208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572208.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter studies the participatory contemplation that is staged in the N-Town cycle’s Mary plays to show how these plays both resonate with and complicate the theological environment of East ... More


‘Indeed everybody did come’: Parties, Publicity and Intimacy in Gertrude Stein’s Plays

Alex Goody

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In, ‘“Indeed everybody did come”: Parties, Publicity and Intimacy in Gertrude Stein’s Plays’, Alex Goody finds that the conduciveness to creativity of the public/private space of the party is ... More


Experimental Drama and Soviet Constructivist Theater

Lisa Nanney

in John Dos Passos and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954873
eISBN:
9781789629781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954873.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

By the time he served in World War I, Dos Passos was well-versed in classical and contemporary visual art and a practiced painter. The war revealed to him how organizations and forces—such as ... More


Items The Plays, Novels, Short Fiction and Non-Fiction of Jack Kahane

in Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311017
eISBN:
9781846313684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313684.005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a list of plays, novels, short stories, and non–fiction written by Jack Kahane. These include Two Plays published by Sherratt and Hughes, Laugh and Grow Rich published by Grant ... More


Printers, Readers, and Writers

Richard Wendorf

in Printing History and Cultural Change: Fashioning the Modern English Text in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192898135
eISBN:
9780191924583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898135.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins the process of explaining why changes in typographical conventions took place in the second half of the eighteenth century. Dozens of writers produced rules or suggestions about ... More


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