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Catholic theatre and drama : critical essays

Author: Kevin J Wetmore, Jr.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
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"This collection seeks to demystify the ties--both practical and ideological--that have long bound Catholicism to theatrical production, offering insights into medieval theatre, Jesuit drama, ballet and opera, modern stagings of medieval liturgical drama, Italian Catholic women's drama, Catholic playwrighting and acting, and the unique challenges of teaching theatre in Catholic universities"--Provided by publisher.
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Catholic theatre and drama.
Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(OCoLC)760208606
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Wetmore, Jr.
ISBN: 9780786447411 0786447419
OCLC Number: 601049885
Description: ix, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: what is Catholic theatre? / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. --
History. Female spirituality, female sexuality and re-viewing "re-viewing Hrotsvit": the plays of Hrotsvit von Gandersheim as counterdiscursive inversion of the Church fathers / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. --
Not just a university theatre: the significance of Jesuit school drama in continental Europe, 1540-1773 / Joohee Park --
Shakespeare as Catholic dramatist in The tempest / Mary Frances Williams --
Orthodoxy and technique: Jesuit ballet in the post-Reformation period / The Rev. Angela Yarber --
Little mothers, mischievous boys, and good little Christians: characters in children's parlor plays in America, 1858-1903 / Shanan Custer --
Religious tragedy: García Lorca's unfinished play about Christ / Cecilia González-Andrieu --
Catholic theatre for women in post-war Italy: education, morality, and social change / Daniela Cavallaro --
Practice. Saints as subject and agenda: notes on Catholic playwriting / Erik Ehn --
Magi liturgical dramas performed in worship: two case studies of interpretations of medieval liturgical drama / The Rev. Theresa Mason --
Opera news: Jesuits, Catholic imagination, and the staging of cultural conversations / Michael Zampelli --
Ancient ritual, modern drama: Catholic worship and playwriting pedagogy / Susan Brabant Baxter --
Genesius in the City of Angels: Lope de Vega as a Catholic playwright in a bilingual production of Lo fingido verdadero / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. --
The Genesian effect: performing Damien deepens an actor's faith / Dan Cawthon --
Publicity, props and playtext in a Franciscan setting: the practical teaching of Everyman in a small Catholic school / Timothy Dugan.
Other Titles: Catholic theater and drama
Responsibility: edited by Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

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"This collection seeks to demystify the ties--both practical and ideological--that have long bound Catholicism to theatrical production, offering insights into medieval theatre, Jesuit drama, ballet and opera, modern stagings of medieval liturgical drama, Italian Catholic women's drama, Catholic playwrighting and acting, and the unique challenges of teaching theatre in Catholic universities"--Provided by publisher.

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