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Author: Harry J. Elam
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2009-05-21
Size: 16.35 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 307
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Book by Harry J. Elam, The Past As Present In The Drama Of August Wilson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Past As Present In The Drama Of August Wilson books, Pulitzer-prizewinning playwright August Wilson, author of Fences, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and The Piano Lesson, among other dramatic works, is one of the most well respected American playwrights on the contemporary stage. The founder of the Black Horizon Theater Company, his self-defined dramatic project is to review twentieth-century African American history by creating a play for each decade. Theater scholar and critic Harry J. Elam examines Wilson's published plays within the context of contemporary African American literature and in relation to concepts of memory and history, culture and resistance, race and representation. Elam finds that each of Wilson's plays recaptures narratives lost, ignored, or avoided to create a new experience of the past that questions the historical categories of race and the meanings of blackness. Harry J. Elam, Jr. is Professor of Drama at Stanford University and author of Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka (The University of Michigan Press).




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Author: Ladrica Menson-Furr
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Size: 53.42 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Book by Ladrica Menson-Furr, August Wilson S Fences Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download August Wilson S Fences books, Fences represents the decade of the 1950s, and, when it premiered in 1985, it won the Pulitzer Prize. Set during the beginnings of the civil rights movement, it also concerns generational change and renewal, ending with a celebration of the life of its protagonist, even though it takes place at his funeral. Critics and scholars have lauded August Wilson's work for its universality and its ability, especially in Fences, to transcend racial barriers and this play helped to earn him the titles of "America's greatest playwright" and "the African American Shakespeare."




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Author: Jeffrey H. Richards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-02
Size: 58.21 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 568
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Book by Jeffrey H. Richards, The Oxford Handbook Of American Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of American Drama books, This volume explores the history of American drama from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It describes origins of early republican drama and its evolution during the pre-war and post-war periods. It traces the emergence of different types of American drama including protest plays, reform drama, political drama, experimental drama, urban plays, feminist drama and realist plays. This volume also analyzes the works of some of the most notable American playwrights including Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller and those written by women dramatists.




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Author: Glenda Dickerson
Publisher: Polity
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Size: 62.77 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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African American Theater

Book by Glenda Dickerson, African American Theater Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download African American Theater books, This book will shine a new light on the culture that has historically nurtured and inspired black theater. Functioning as an interactive guide it takes the reader on a journey to discover how social realities impacted the plays that dramatists wrote and produced.




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Author: EPUB 2-3
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Release Date: 2013
Size: 43.26 MB
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Author: David Krasner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Size: 55.44 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 600
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Book by David Krasner, A Companion To Twentieth Century American Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To Twentieth Century American Drama books, This Companion provides an original and authoritative surveyof twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of thebest scholars and critics in the field. Balances consideration of canonical material with discussion ofworks by previously marginalized playwrights Includes studies of leading dramatists, such as TennesseeWilliams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein Allows readers to make new links between particular plays andplaywrights Examines the movements that framed the century, such as theHarlem Renaissance, lesbian and gay drama, and the soloperformances of the 1980s and 1990s Situates American drama within larger discussions aboutAmerican ideas and culture




[PDF] The Changing American Theatre Mainstream And Marginal Past And Present Download

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Author: Yvonne Shafer
Publisher: Universitat de València
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Size: 42.76 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book by Yvonne Shafer, The Changing American Theatre Mainstream And Marginal Past And Present Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Changing American Theatre Mainstream And Marginal Past And Present books, Aquest llibre d'assajos presenta una panoràmica del desenvolupament del teatre nord-americà des de principis del segle XIX fins a l'actualitat. Mostra els canvis que el teatre va reflectir a mesura que creixia el país i es modificava la societat. Amb cada dècada, una expressió més completa de la cultura nord-americana, amb la seva gran varietat, apareixia en obres de teatre, musicals i revistes. Els assajos analitzen els esforços de figures marginals -sobretot dramaturgs i productors no comercials, afro-americans i dones- per dur a terme una ampliació de l'espectre del teatre nord-americà quant a la dramatúrgia, disseny, representació i construcció dramàtica.




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Author: Alan Nadel
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Size: 68.62 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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May All Your Fences Have Gates

Book by Alan Nadel, May All Your Fences Have Gates Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download May All Your Fences Have Gates books, This stimulating collection of essays, the first comprehensive critical examination of the work of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, deals individually with his five major plays and also addresses issues crucial to Wilson's canon: the role of history, the relationship of African ritual to African American drama, gender relations in the African American community, music and cultural identity, the influence of Romare Bearden's collages, and the politics of drama. The collection includes essays by virtually all the scholars who have currently published on Wilson along with many established and newer scholars of drama and/or African American literature.




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