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Swim pretty : aquatic spectacles and the performance of race, gender, and nature

Author: Jennifer A Kokai
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2017]
Series: Theater in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the influential role of aquatic spectacles in shaping cultural perceptions of aquatic ecosystems in the United States over the past century. Examining dramatic works in water and performances  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kokai, Jennifer A.
Swim pretty.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016047185
(OCoLC)956480320
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer A Kokai
ISBN: 9780809336012 0809336014
OCLC Number: 1000123052
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Drop of Water; 1. The 1939 New York World's Fair: Mermaids Obscene and Glamorous; 2. Weeki Wachee Girls and Buccaneer Boys: The Evolution of Gender in Aquatic Spectacles; 3. Swine Dives: The Impact of Novelty and Commerce on Aquatic Spectacles; 4. The Deaths of Mermaids and Whales: The Extremity of the Aesthetics of Descension; Conclusion: Singing Mollusks and Dancing Belugas; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Back Cover.
Series Title: Theater in the Americas.
Responsibility: Jennifer A. Kokai.

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"This book charts the development of aquatic spectacle performances from the 1939 World's Fair to the recent death of a trainer at Sea World, discussing the performances in terms of an 'aesthetics of Read more...

 
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