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The Routledge anthology of U.S. drama, 1898-1949

Author: Joshua E Polster
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. ©2017
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua E Polster
ISBN: 9781138018358 113801835X 9781138018365 1138018368
OCLC Number: 962005430
Notes: Plays and Performances : Buffalso Bill's WIld West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World (Programs) -- Madame Butterly [by] David Belasco -- Pan-American Exposition guidebooks, The Great Divide [by] William Vaughan Moody -- Uncle Tom's Cabin [adapted by] Harmount Company -- Rachel [by] Angelina Weld Grimké -- Vaudeville jokes, routines, and skits [by] Ed Lowry -- I'm Going to Mexico [by] Netty and Jesús Rodríguez -- Chickasaw performances [by] Te Ata -- Trifles [by] Susan Glaspell -- How Poor Women Prostitute Themselves [by] Luisa Capetillo -- Sex [by] Mae West -- Machinal [by] Sophe Treadwell -- Scottsboro, Limited [by] Langston Hughes -- Waiting for Lefty [by] Clifford Odets -- The Revolt of the Beavers [by] Oscar Saul and Lou Lantz -- One-Third of a Nation [by] Arthur Arent -- It Can't Happen Here [by] Sinclair Lewis and John C. Moffitt -- The Skin of Our Teeth [by] Thornton Wilder -- Watch on the Rhine [by] Lillian Hellman -- Summer and Smoke [by] Tennessee Williams -- The Iceman Cometh [by] Eugene O'Neill -- Death of a Salesman [by] Arthur Miller.
Description: xxxiv, 1001 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. Colonialism --
Colonial and Native rule in performance --
Part 2. Religion, race and ethnicity --
Minstrels and Tom shows --
Anti-lynching plays --
Immigration and vaudeville --
Part 3. Gender and sexuality --
Feminism and feminist theatre --
The sexual revolution and Broadway --
Part 4. Economic structure --
The Great Depression and the Workers' Theatre Movement --
The New Deal and the Federal Theatre Project --
Part 5. Systems of government --
The rise of fascism, isolationist and interventionist theatre --
Part 5. Queer theory and psychoanalytic theory --
Performing the closet: coded gay dramas --
The rise of U.S. psychoanalysis and Freud onstage.
Other Titles: The Routledge anthology of United States drama, 1898-1949
Responsibility: edited by Joshua E. Polster.

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