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Reading Modern Drama / Alan Ackerman.

Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Exploring the relationship between dramatic language and its theatrical aspects, Reading Modern Drama provides an accessible entry point for general readers and academics into the world of contemporary theatre scholarship. This collection promotes the use of diverse perspectives and critical methods to explore the common theme of language as well as the continued relevance of modern drama in our lives.Reading Modern Drama offers provocative close readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays, from Hedda Gabler to e.e. cummings' Him. Taken together, these essays enter into an ongoing, fruitful debate about the terms 'modern' and 'drama' and build a much-needed bridge between literary studies and performance studies.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Gossip Girls: Lady Teazle, Nora Helmer, and Invisible-Hand Drama
2. "Vinløv i håret": The Relationship between Women, Language, and Power in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler
3. "¡Silencio, he dicho!" Space, Language, and Characterization as Agents of Social Protest in Lorca's Rural Tragedies
4. The Money Shot: Economies of Sex, Guns, and Language in Topdog/Underdog
5. The Space Stage and the Circus: E.E. Cummings's Him and Frederick Kiesler's Raumbühne
6. How to Do Nothing with Words, or Waiting for Godot as Performativity
7. Reinventing Beckett
8. Uncloseting Drama: Gertrude Stein and the Wooster Group
9. Synge's Playboy and the Eugenics of Language
10. The Pillowman and the Ethics of Allegory
11. Cognitive Catharsis in The Caucasian Chalk Circle
12. Jane Harrison and the Savage Dionysus: Archaeological Voyages, Ritual Origins, Anthropology, and the Modern Theatre
Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 13. Sep 2017)
Contributor:
Ackerman, Alan.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442661486
OCLC:
1004879930
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442661486 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.