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Spectacular men : race, gender, and nation on the early American stage

Author: Sarah E Chinn
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Spectacular Men, Sarah E. Chinn investigates how working class white men looked to the early American theatre for examples of ideal manhood. Spectacular Men places the theatre at the center of the self-creation of working white men, as voters, as workers, and as Americans.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chinn, Sarah E.
Spectacular men.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016029882
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah E Chinn
ISBN: 9780190653682 019065368X 9780190653705 0190653701
OCLC Number: 961214091
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: "advancing the interests of private and political virtue": the stakes of the early American stage --
"The imitation of life": how men act --
American actors/acting American --
"O patriotism!/ thou wond'rous principle of God-like action!": the changing meanings of the Revolution --
Love and death: staging indigenous masculinity --
Tyrants, republicans, and rebels: performing Roman masculinities --
Epilogue: from sons of liberty to wage slaves.
Responsibility: Sarah E. Chinn.

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