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Davis, Tracy C. 1960-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 146 publications in 2 languages and 4,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Publisher
Classifications: PN2594, 792.082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tracy C Davis
Actresses as working women : their social identity in Victorian culture by Tracy C Davis( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using historical evidence and personal accounts, Davis examines the reality of conditions for òrdinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns, and the reasons why acting continued as a popular though insecure profession
George Bernard Shaw and the socialist theatre by Tracy C Davis( Book )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biographically based study of George Bernard Shaw and his milieu, this book offers a non-laudatory reading of Shaw's economic practices and theories, augments feminist and postcolonial critiques that preoccupy the study of literary history in the 1990s, and provides a long overdue revisionist reading of Shaw for an undergraduate readership. It traces the theatrical and political influences on Shaw from his earliest days in London; tracks his interest in socialism as an activist and author of tracts, novels, and plays emphasizing certain polemical traits; and follows his career as a major literary figure into the mid-20th century. The overarching themes of theatre and politics are narrated in relation to attempts by Shaw and his contemporaries to identify an audience and aesthetic for socialist theatre."--Page 4 of cover
The Cambridge companion to performance studies by Tracy C Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the turn of the century, Performance Studies has emerged as an increasingly vibrant discipline. Its concerns - embodiment, ethical research and social change - are held in common with many other fields, however a unique combination of methods and applications is used in exploration of the discipline. Bridging live art practices - theatre, performance art and dance - with technological media, and social sciences with humanities, it is truly hybrid and experimental in its techniques. This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays from leading scholars who reflect on their own experiences in Performance Studies and the possibilities this offers to representations of identity, self-and-other, and communities. Theories which have been absorbed into the field are applied to compelling topics in current academic, artistic and community settings. The collection is designed to reflect the diversity of outlooks and provide a guide for students as well as scholars seeking a perspective on research trends."--Pub. desc
Women and playwriting in nineteenth-century Britain( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does historical memory exclude nineteenth-century women playwrights when hundreds worked prolifically across the spectrum of professional theatre, amateur theatricals, and publishing? What might it mean to adjust the collective focus of cultural historians and literary critics so that these women can come into view? This collection of essays, written by a team of leading scholars in the field, undertakes not simply to recover the names and careers of women playwrights but to call into question the whole idea of what a playwright is, what she does, and why it matters. Gender inquiry is the start: destabilizing the category of playwrights loosens the borders of theatre history making it possible to reconceptualize theatre and drama not as products of culture but as social processes dynamically interacting with culture. Book jacket."--Jacket
The economics of the British stage, 1800-1914 by Tracy C Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first study to examine the theatre's growth from an economic perspective. Tracy Davis reflects the debates of economic theorists from Adam Smith to Alfred Marshall to investigate three key areas: the state's role in protecting theatre; the factors affecting the success or failure of theatre companies; and how theatre came to be regarded as one of the 'service industries'. By grounding debates about subsidization and the economic viability of the live arts in an era predating government funding, Davis sheds new light on the history of cultural policy for the arts in Britain
Theatricality by Tracy C Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays explores the changing connotations of "theatricality" for theatrical performance and everyday life. Six case studies, each written by a specialist in the field, use historically specific circumstances to illustrate how explanations of theatricality relate to political and cultural issues ranging from contemorary gender theory to Confucian philosophy, anti-theatrical prejudices, aesthetics of realism and politicized spectacle. This book establishes the terms of debates for theatricality's place within performance theory."--Jacket
The performing century : nineteenth-century theatre's history by Tracy C Davis( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Performing Century' looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in 19th century Britain and Ireland. The authors bring new perspectives on familiar material and radically redefine what theatre and performance in the 19th century might be
Stages of emergency : Cold War nuclear civil defense by Tracy C Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era defined by the threat of nuclear annihilation, Western nations attempted to prepare civilian populations for atomic attack through staged drills, evacuations, and field exercises. In Stages of Emergency the distinguished performance historian Tracy C. Davis investigates the fundamentally theatrical nature of these Cold War civil defense exercises. Asking what it meant for civilians to be rehearsing nuclear war, she provides a comparative study of the civil defence manoeuvres conducted by three NATO allies - the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom - during the 1950s and 1960s. Delving deep into the three countries' archives, she analyzes public exercises involving private citizens - boy scouts serving as mock casualties, housewives arranging home protection, clergy training to be shelter managers - as well as covert exercises undertaken by civil servants. Stages of Emergency covers public education campaigns and school programs - such as the ubiquitous "duck and cover" drills - meant to heighten awareness of the dangers of a possible attack; the occupancy tests in which people stayed sequestered for up to two weeks to simulate post-attack living conditions as well as the effects of confinement on interpersonal dynamics; and the British first-aid training in which participants acted out psychological and physical trauma requiring immediate treatment. Davis also brings to light unpublicized government exercises aimed at anticipating the global effects of nuclear war. Her comparative analysis shows how the differing priorities, contingencies, and social policies of the three countries influenced their rehearsals of nuclear catastrophe. When the Cold War ended, so did these exercises, but, as Davis points out in her perceptive afterword, they have been revived - with strikingly similar recommendations - in response to twenty-first-century fears of terrorists, dirty bombs, and rogue states
The Broadview anthology of nineteenth-century British performance( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considering calamity : methods for performance research( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical and popular reaction to Ibsen in England : 1872-1906 by Tracy C Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Tracy Davis : what is performance studies?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Tracy Davis, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of academic study as well as a lens through which to assess and document cultural practice and embodied behavior. The contingent definitions documented in this series are based on the groundbreaking experiences and the scholarly endeavors of renowned figures in contemporary performance studies and practice
Routes of blackface( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Victorian charity and self-help for women performers by Tracy C Davis( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women and playwriting in nineenth-century Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Breaking Ground without Lifting a Shovel : Ecuador's Plan to leave its Oil in the Ground by Tracy C Davis( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strip tease : art, pornography, and the wages of sin( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A panel discussion with striptease performers Lily Burana and Joan Torino, academics Tracy C. Davis and Peggy Phelan, and author John Stoltenberg
The spectacle of absent costume : nudity on the Victorian stage by Tracy C Davis( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Acting black, 1824 : Charles Mathews's Trip to America by Tracy C Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Performing Century : Nineteenth-Century Theatre History( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in Nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. On subjects as varied as the vogue for fairy plays to the representation of economics to the work of a parliamentary committee in regulating theatres, the authors redefine what theatre and performance in the Nineteenth century might be
 
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Actresses as working women : their social identity in Victorian culture
Alternative Names
Davis, Tracy Cecile.

Davis, Tracy Cecile 1960-

Languages
English (132)

Polish (1)

Covers
George Bernard Shaw and the socialist theatreThe Cambridge companion to performance studiesWomen and playwriting in nineteenth-century BritainThe economics of the British stage, 1800-1914TheatricalityThe performing century : nineteenth-century theatre's historyStages of emergency : Cold War nuclear civil defenseThe Broadview anthology of nineteenth-century British performance