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To have or have not : essays on commerce and capital in modernist theatre

Author: James Fisher
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a rapidly changing world, the ways in which economic forces affect both personal and global change can be difficult to track, particularly in the arts. This collection of twenty new essays explores both obscure and famous plays dealing with economic issues"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Fisher
ISBN: 9780786447176 0786447176
OCLC Number: 732960078
Description: viii, 306 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / James Fisher --
Friedrich Engels, Lewis Henry Morgan, capitalism, and theatre-making in nineteenth-century America / Rosemarie K. Bank --
"Money is our God here": the comedy of capital in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Money and Philip Barry's Holiday / James Fisher --
Amateur economies: widowhood and marriage for amateur performers / Eileen Curley --
Gold Rush: McTeague, Frank Norris, and Neal Bell / Robert F. Gross --
Money in Chekhov's plays / Laurence Senelick --
Jacob Gordin and Jewish socialism in America / Valleri J. Hohman --
The music master and the money makers / Felicia Hardison Londre --
Performing "Amerikee": rural caricature and the George Washingtons of Percy MacKaye and Jacques Copeau / Mark Evans Bryan --
I am your worker/I am your slave: dehumanization, capitalist fantasy, and Communist anxiety in Karel Tapek's R.U.R. / Paul Menard --
Home away from home: greed in Marco Millions / Thierry Dubost --
Babbitting Broadway: satire, the gospel of success, and Americanization of expressionism / James M. Cherry --
A new approach to revolution: Artef and Hirsch Leckert in the Third Period / Joshua Polster --
"Television's comin' in, sure as death": the strange consumer paradise of Clifford Odets' Paradise lost / Christopher J. Herr --
Back-alleys to basements: narratives of class and (il)legal abortion on the American stage / Christine Woodworth --
Peter Weiss's The investigation: the Marxist view of the Holocaust / Gene A. Plunka --
Caryl Churchill's Top girls: postmodern complicity and the economics of Thatcherism / Daniel Keith Jernigan --
Excessive greed, excessive visions: Brenton and Hare's Brassneck and Pravda / John E. O'Connor --
The absence of wealth in recent British plays about business / Amelia Howe Kritzer --
Between want and wealth: the failure of upward mobility in Jose Rivera's early plays / J. Chris Westgate --
Jesus hopped the 'A' train and under America: how mainstream reviews represent the guilty and obscure the economics of the U.S. prison industry / Jacob Juntunen.
Responsibility: edited by James Fisher.

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"In a rapidly changing world, the ways in which economic forces affect both personal and global change can be difficult to track, particularly in the arts. This collection of twenty new essays explores both obscure and famous plays dealing with economic issues"--Provided by publisher.

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