Intersecting Boundaries

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Adrienne Kennedy's plays have been highly regarded in the world of American theater for many years. Intersecting Boundaries, a collage of fascinating essays and interviews that represents the first major critical study of her work, explores the complexity and richness of Kennedy's innovative dramas.
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Overview

Adrienne Kennedy's plays have been highly regarded in the world of American theater for many years. Intersecting Boundaries, a collage of fascinating essays and interviews that represents the first major critical study of her work, explores the complexity and richness of Kennedy's innovative dramas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816620166
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1992
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I The Life in the Work
1 Adrienne Kennedy: An Interview 3
2 People Who Led to My Plays: Adrienne Kennedy's Autobiography 13
3 The Life of the Work: A Preliminary Sketch 21
Pt. II Intersecting Dramatic Traditions
4 Kennedy's Travelers in the American and African Continuum 45
5 Diverse Angles of Vision: Two Black Women Playwrights 58
6 Adrienne Kennedy and the First Avant-Garde 76
7 Adrienne Kennedy through the Lens of German Expressionism 85
8 Surrealism as Mimesis: A Director's Guide to Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro 93
Pt. III Changing Boundaries: Interpretive Approaches
9 Locating Adrienne Kennedy: Prefacing the Subject 113
10 Mimesis in Syncopated Time: Reading Adrienne Kennedy 131
11 (Hetero)Sexual Terrors in Adrienne Kennedy's Early Plays 142
12 Kennedy's Body Politic: The Mulatta, Menses, and the Medusa 157
13 "A Spectator Watching My Life": Adrienne Kennedy's A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White 170
14 Critical Reflections: Adrienne Kennedy, the Writer, the Work 179
Pt. IV Performance as a Collaborative Art
15 An Interview with Michael Kahn 189
16 An Interview with Gaby Rodgers 199
17 An Interview with Gerald Freedman 206
18 An Interview with Billie Allen 216
19 Developing a Concert for the Spoken Voice: Solo Voyages, and an Interview with Robbie McCauley 224
Selected Bibliography 231
Contributors 237
Index 241
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