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John Earl Varey 1922–1999

Alan Deyermond and Melveena McKendrick

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0020
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Varey was one of the greatest of twentieth-century hispanists, specialising in the history of Spanish theatre. His undergraduate studies were interrupted by service as a naviagator in Bomber ... More


Metamorphoses of Tradition: the Athenian Anthesteri

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter gives a radically new account of the history of this festival. It is usually represented as a traditional ritual with origins in celebrations of new wine and an ancient All Souls’ Day. ... More


Theatre, the Politicians, and the Press

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides an examination of high politics, as well as the connections with national and local governmental authorities and the London press. It can be said that a close connection between ... More


Reconstructing Contexts: The Aims and Principles of Archaeo-Historicism

Robert Hume

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186328
eISBN:
9780191674518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186328.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book attempts to justify and theorize old historicism, defining archaeo-historicism as a method by which scholars can reconstruct past context in order to apply it to the interpretation of works ... 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


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


Shakespeare in Parts

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A combination of original theatre history and literary criticism, this book explores the original form in which Shakespeare's drama circulated. This was not the full play-text; it was not the public ... More


Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Macelle Mahala

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book looks at aspects of Penumbra Theatre Company’s history as a case study of African American theatrical practice. It reveals the history of African American theatre to be vibrant, diverse, ... More


“Oh for a girl who could ride a horse like Pearl White”: The Actress Democratizes Fame

Hilary A. Hallett

in "Go West, Young Women!": The Rise of Early Hollywood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274082
eISBN:
9780520953680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274082.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 reappraises a defining element of modernism—its culture of celebrity—by examining how it supported new opportunities for women to work and play on the stage of public life. This chapter ... More


Beginnings

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/9780816683741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter one looks at the founding of the theatre, its initial mission, and the establishment of a particular production aesthetic during the first year of the theatre’s existence.


Building a Repertoire and an Ensemble

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/9780816683741.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter two covers the professionalization of the theatre, paying particular attention to the development of an ensemble practice that created a significant local and national reputation.


Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Joshua Billings, Felix Budelmann, and Fiona Macintosh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Choruses, Ancient and Modern examines the ancient Greek chorus and its afterlives in western culture. Choruses, though absolutely central to the social, political, and religious life of ... 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


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


Maintaining a Legacy

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/9780816683741.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter seven depicts the unique economic challenges that face African American arts institutions and covers the various strategies Penumbra’s board of directors have used to face these challenges. ... More


Intercultural Collaborations

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/9780816683741.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter six calls attention to Penumbra’s intercultural collaborations with specific playwrights such as William S. Yellow Robe Jr. and Suzan Murakoshi. This chapter also details specific efforts to ... More


Introduction: An Uninhabited Island?

Laurence Publicover

in Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Introduction lays out the argument of the book, in part through discussion of critical responses to the geography of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Situating the book’s critical approach within the ... More


Black Nativity

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/9780816683741.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter three examines three versions of Penumbra’s annual holiday production of the musical, Black Nativity, which serves as a specific example of local community engagement.


Just Entertainment

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Ku Klux Klan in the context of film history and theater history. In doing so, it concludes that the movement’s relationship with stage and screen extended far past the ... More


This strange, eventful history

Robert Shaughnessy

in As You Like It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719086939
eISBN:
9781526132192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086939.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter offers an overview of the book’s contents and a summary of its main arguments and findings, and also presents an outline of the performance history of As You Like It from the eighteenth ... More


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