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Working in the wings : new perspectives on theatre history and labor

Author: Christine Woodworth; Elizabeth A Osborne
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2015.
Series: Theater in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theatre has long been an art form of subterfuge and concealment. Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor, edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth, brings attention to what goes on behind the scenes, challenging, and revising our understanding of work, theatre, and history. Essays consider a range of historic moments and geographic locations-from African Americans'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Working in the wings.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014039263
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Woodworth; Elizabeth A Osborne
ISBN: 9780809334216 0809334216
OCLC Number: 911665845
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover Page --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Contents --
List of Illustrations and Table --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: The Work of Play in Performance --
Part One --
Working Conditions --
1. Driving Race Work: The UAW, Detroit, and Discrimination for Everybody! --
2. Working Together: The Partnership of Les Waters and Annie Smart --
3. Advertising and the Commercial Spirit: Cataloging Nineteenth-Century Scenic Studio Practices --
4. Don't Quit Your Day Job: Situating Extratheatrical Employment in the Performance Archive --
Part Two --
Inscription, Erasure, and Recovery: Palimpsests of Labor --
5. Retooling the Kitchen Sink: Representing Domestic Labor in American Performance after 1963 --
6. Beaten, Battered, and Brawny: American Variety Entertainers and the Working-Class Body --
7. Hidden in Plain Sight: Recovering the Federal Theatre Project's Caravan Theatre --
8. African American Waiters and Cakewalk Contests in Florida East Coast Resorts of the Gilded Age --
Part Three --
Myth, Memory, and Manifestation: The Work of the Public Mind --
9. Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon and the Work of Republicanism --
10. Myth Made Manifest: Labor, Landscape, and the First Washington Theatre --
11. Labor, Theatre, and the Dream of the White City --
Part Four --
The Creative Work / The Work of Creation --
12. Blue-Collar Bard: Recalling Shakespeare through the Rhetoric of Labor --
13. Songs of Salaried Warriors: Copyright, Intellectual Property, and John Philip Sousa's The Free Lance --
14. Working on a Masterpiece: Rinde Eckert's And God Created Great Whales --
Conclusion: Waiting in the Wings-Work --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Theater in the Americas.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne, Christine Woodworth.

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