Modern Drama: Defining the Field / Edition 2

Modern Drama: Defining the Field / Edition 2

by Ric Knowles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802086217

ISBN-13: 9780802086211

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

The contributors examine varied topics such as the analysis of periodicity; the articulation of social, political, and cultural production in theatre; the re-evaluation of texts, performances, and canons; and demonstrations of how interdisciplinarity inflects theatre and its practice.

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The contributors examine varied topics such as the analysis of periodicity; the articulation of social, political, and cultural production in theatre; the re-evaluation of texts, performances, and canons; and demonstrations of how interdisciplinarity inflects theatre and its practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802086211
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Modern Drama/Modernity's Drama3
Aesthetic Prejudice in Modern Drama15
Why Modern Plays Are Not Culture: Disciplinary Blind Spots29
Quo Vadis? Theatre Studies at the Crossroads48
Physiologies of the Modern: Zola, Experimental Medicine, and the Naturalist Stage67
Making Sense of Sensation: Enlightenment, Embodiment, and the End(s) of Modern Drama80
Luminous Writing, Embodiment, and Modern Drama: Mme Blavatsky and Bertolt Brecht102
The Haunted Houses of Modernity117
Hauntings: Anxiety, Technology, and Gender in Peter Pan128
Bodies, Revolutions, and Magic: Cultural Nationalism and Racial Fetishism144
Modernism and Genocide: Citing Minstrelsy in Postcolonial Agitprop162
August Wilson, Doubling, Madness, and Modern African-American Drama173
Works Cited193
Contributors209

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