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The theater of transformation : postmodernism in American drama

Author: Kerstin Schmidt
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, N.Y. : Rodopi, 2005.
Series: Postmodern studies, 37.
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"The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama offers a fresh and innovative reading of the contemporary experimental American theater scene and navigates through the contested and contentious relationship between postmodernism and contemporary drama. This book addresses gender and class as well as racial issues in the context of a theoretical discussion of dramatic texts, textuality, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Schmidt, Kerstin, 1971-
Theater of transformation.
Amsterdam ; New York, N.Y. : Rodopi, 2005
(OCoLC)607711657
Online version:
Schmidt, Kerstin, 1971-
Theater of transformation.
Amsterdam ; New York, N.Y. : Rodopi, 2005
(OCoLC)608960116
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerstin Schmidt
ISBN: 904201895X 9789042018952
OCLC Number: 59617068
Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The postmodern condition of drama --
Postmodernism, an assessment for the theater --
The repoliticization of postmodernism --
Survey of selected secondary studies ; Theorizing dramatic form : aspects of transformation in postmodern drama --The postmodern sense of self --
The dramatic text, performance, and postmodern authorship --
Theatrical space and mediatized culture; Jean-Claude van Itallie : mediatized culture and the postmodern self --
Transformative selves in "Interview" --
"TV": the screen takes over --
"Motel" : cyborgean visions of American motel culture ; Megan Terry and Rochelle Owens : transformation and postmodern feminism --
Megan Terry's Keep tightly closed in a cool dry place : transforming the prison house of the self --
Emma instigated me : Rochelle Owen's play "in the process of becoming" ; Suzan-Lori Parks : "Rep & rev" postmodernism --
Imperceptible mutabilities in the third kingdom : "Histironical amendments" and the third space --
The America play : playing America.
Series Title: Postmodern studies, 37.
Responsibility: Kerstin Schmidt.

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