Rogue Performances: Staging the Underclasses in Early American Theatre Culture

Rogue Performances: Staging the Underclasses in Early American Theatre Culture

by P. Reed

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ISBN-13: 9781349374663
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/14/2009
Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Edition description: 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author


PETER P. REEDis Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Mississippi, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Atlantic Underclasses and Early American Theatre Culture 1

2 Gallows Performance, Excarceration, and The Beggar's Opera 27

3 Algerians, Renegades, and Transnational Rogues in Slaves in Algiers 53

4 Treason and Popular Patriotism in The Glory of Columbia 79

5 Pantomime and Blackface Banditry in Three-Finger'd Jack 101

6 Class, Patronage, and Urban Scenes in Tom and Jerry 127

7 Slave Revolt and Classical Blackness in The Gladiator 151

Epilogue: Escape Artists and Spectatorial Mobs 175

Notes 189

Works Cited 225

Index 243

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