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A tyranny of documents : the performing arts historian as film noir detective : essays dedicated to Brooks McNamara

Author: Stephen Burge Johnson; Brooks McNamara
Publisher: New York, New York : Theatre Library Association, [2011] ©2011
Series: Performing arts resources, v. 28.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Burge Johnson; Brooks McNamara
ISBN: 9780932610249 0932610242
OCLC Number: 746163527
Description: xiii, 353 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword--Brooks McNamara : master of the archive, or What really matters / Don B. Wilmeth --
"Band of up to a hundred Skomorokhi" : rethinking Stoglav 41:19 / John Wesley Hill --
Who Was Robert Tripluplart L'andouiller? Or, An Actors' quarrel in late sixteenth-century Paris / Virginia Scott --
Pursuing Hollar's sketch of the second Globe Playhouse / Tim Fitzpatrick --
Pointless clues? Reviving declamation through the punctuation of Jean Racine's Phèdre et Hippolyte (Paris: Barbin, 1677) / Jeanne Bovet --
Choreography and cholera : the extended life of dance notation / Nena Couch --
Le bordel and L'art de f***** : confounding clues on title pages / Daniel Smith --
Determining whether the Český Krumlov slapstick is "just the thing" or "just a thing" / Paul J. Stoesser --
A femme fatale of eighteenth-century American theatre research : reading William Bradford's Cato letter / Mark Evans Bryan --
Clues in the caricature : the case of "The prospect before us" / Annette Fern --
Portrait of a lady Hamlet / Amy Muse --
John B. Gough's Afternoon at the theatre; or, The tyranny of an account book / Amy E. Hughes --
Lost! Or, What to do when your principal primary document is missing / John W. Frick --
Barnum's last laugh? General Tom Thumb's wedding cake in the Library of Congress / Marlis Scheitzer --
Adaptation, copyright, and the case of Dion Boucicault's The poor of --
/ Justin A. Blum --
Aglooka's ghost : apparitions in the archive / Heather Davis-Fisch --
Riding for a fall : a saddle for Mazeppa's fiery steed / David Mayer --
The phantom dancer, or, The case of the mysterious toe shoe in the frontier prop closet / Andrea Harris --
"A most dreadful position" : amateur reputations in a professional world / Eileen Curley --
Oscar Wilde's ground plan for a production of Salomé / Joseph Donohue --
A queer Victorian marriage : Henry Blake Fuller's At Saint Judas's and the "tyranny" of the archival document / Eric Colleary --
Fixing the fix : medicine show trading cards and the slipperiness of souvenirs in the archive / Chase Bringardner --
The silent laugh of Laughing Ben / Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin --
With Houdini in the margins of theatre history : on the trail of the mysterious Browning / Matthew Solomon --
Four exhibitions and a data base : reading a White Studio photograph of Aida Overton Walker / Barbara Cohen-Stratyner --
White lies and stony silence : reconstruction in the personal narrative of America's most popular female impersonator on the minstrel stage / Heather May --
The performance historian as cold case detective : reopening Nikolai L'vov's Investigation of the Blue Blouse Movement / Robert Crane --
The multiple editions of Ellen Terry's autobiography / Thomas Postlewait --
Page 48 : vaudeville of a historian / Ann Folino White --
Shannon Rose Riley. Mistaken identities, miscegenation, & missing origins : the curious case of Haiti / Shannon Rose Riley --
Good stories and closed subjects : Ida Van Cortland and the Great Chicago Fire / Paula Sperdakos --
Doing Tennessee justice in Oregon / Andrew Ryder --
Minstrelsy as white Americana : Kurt Weill's "Notes on the minstrel show" / Dan Venning --
"Me Tondalayo" : the burlesque politics of Mammy Palaver / Julie Vogt --
Aura and the archive : confronting the incendiary fliers of Kommune 1 / Michael Shane Boyle --
A skull with wings : meaning and mourning in a theatre lobby / Rebecca Harries --
"They might not go blind" : Cherub's Kinsmen and the drama officer's report / Brian Cook --
The tyranny of sbsence : one account of archival practice at the fringe of the state / Mark David Turner --
A queer memory : guilt, disappearance, and the Youtube "archive" / Andrew Brown --
Afterword--scarred texts : etudes on absence / Odai Johnson.
Series Title: Performing arts resources, v. 28.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Johnson.

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