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Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance

Author: Joseph R Roach
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [1996] ©1996
Series: Social foundations of aesthetic forms series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Artfully interweaving theatrical, musical, and ritual performance along the Atlantic rim from the eighteenth century to the present, Cities of the Dead explores a rich continuum of cultural exchange that imaginatively reinvents, re-creates, and restores history." "Enriched with fifty-five illustrations, including spectacular photos of New Orleans's famed Mardi Gras Indians, Joseph Roach's work employs an entirely  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 95033447
Named Person: Joseph R Roach
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Roach
OCLC Number: 1232438740
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2021. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of James Russell Lowell Prize 1997
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 328 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : history, memory, and performance --
Echoes in the bone --
Betterton's funeral --
Feathered peoples --
One blood --
Carnival and the law --
Epilogue : new frontiers.
Series Title: Social foundations of aesthetic forms series.
Responsibility: Joseph Roach.


Interweaving theatrical, musical and ritual performance from the 18th century to the present in London and New Orleans, this book looks at a rich continuum of intercultural exchange that re-invents,  Read more...


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