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Stranger Compass Of The Stage: Difference And Desire In Early Modern City Comedy, Catherine Tisdale 2021 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stranger Compass Of The Stage: Difference And Desire In Early Modern City Comedy, Catherine Tisdale

Doctoral Dissertations

In periods of social and political upheaval like ours, it is more important than ever to interrogate constructions of identity and difference and to understand the histories of alterity that separate us from one another. Stranger Compass of the Stage: Difference and Desire in Early Modern City Drama reimagines the cultural and social effect of alien, foreign, and stranger characters on the early modern stage and re-envisions how these characters contribute to, alter, and imaginatively build new epistemologies for understanding difference in early modern London. Resisting the field’s current critical inclination toward English identity formation, this project works intersectionally ...


Ataka, Anthony H. Chambers 2021 Claremont Colleges

Ataka, Anthony H. Chambers

Mime Journal

No abstract provided.


Paragons Of Loyalty On The Japanese Stage, J. Thomas Rimer 2021 University of Pittsburgh

Paragons Of Loyalty On The Japanese Stage, J. Thomas Rimer

Mime Journal

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Introducing Genzai Nō: Categorization And Conventions, With A Focus On Ataka And Mochizuki, Diego Pellecchia 2021 Kyoto Sangyō University

Introducing Genzai Nō: Categorization And Conventions, With A Focus On Ataka And Mochizuki, Diego Pellecchia

Mime Journal

No abstract provided.


Mochizuki: History And Context, Michael Watson 2021 Meiji Gakuin University

Mochizuki: History And Context, Michael Watson

Mime Journal

No abstract provided.


From Ataka To Kanjinchō: Adaptation Of Text And Performance In A Nineteenth-Century Nō-Derived Kabuki Play, Katherine Saltzman-Li 2021 University of California at Santa Barbara

From Ataka To Kanjinchō: Adaptation Of Text And Performance In A Nineteenth-Century Nō-Derived Kabuki Play, Katherine Saltzman-Li

Mime Journal

Nō techniques and play borrowings provided important infusions into kabuki throughout its history, but in the nineteenth century, a genre of kabuki plays in close imitation of nō or kyōgen wasadded to the kabuki repertoire. The genre came to be called matsubamemono, meaning “[nō/kyōgen-derived kabuki] plays [performed] on a stage with a pine painted on the back wall” or “pine-boardplays.”1 These plays are the focus of this article, in which I first introduce the genre and its place in kabuki history, and then discuss its most famous example, the play Kanjinchō (Hattori 17–40; Meisakukabuki zenshū 181–197 ...


Desmitificando Un Nombre. Juana, “La Loca”, A Través De Su Representación Biográfica Y Dramática. Siglos Xviii-Xxi, Maria Carmen Vera Lopez 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Desmitificando Un Nombre. Juana, “La Loca”, A Través De Su Representación Biográfica Y Dramática. Siglos Xviii-Xxi, Maria Carmen Vera Lopez

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The mythification of the character of Queen Juana I of Castile is the subject of this thesis. The biographical and literary representation are discussed from the biographical and literary perspectives which implies the study of two fundamental aspects in the formation of this myth: woman-power and madness. The main objective of this research is to break down the myth known today as Juana, “the mad” through historical and literary analyses.

This work is part of new Hispanic medievalism because it explains a phenomenon that began in the Middle Ages. The five chapters affirm that, in the case of Juana I ...


[Insert Play Title Here] Collage Assignment, Thomas L. Rothacker 2021 CUNY Kingsborough Community College

[Insert Play Title Here] Collage Assignment, Thomas L. Rothacker

Open Educational Resources

Approaching analysis of Dramatic Literature can easily be accomplished via class discussion and through writing. Since plays are “written to be performed”, other approaches of analysis must be explored. The collage assignment and synthesis focuses on the visual aspects of the writing and how the playwright offers clues as to what can or should be focused on.


Critical Reviews & The New York Times Assignment, Thomas L. Rothacker 2021 CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Critical Reviews & The New York Times Assignment, Thomas L. Rothacker

Open Educational Resources

What is the role of criticism in any art form?

What is the purpose? Is it to enlighten the artists involved? The audience?

Using sample Plays and Playwrights from this term, students will go on a deep dive into the archives of the New York Times theatre reviews. Comparing reviews on the same play with different productions shows different points of view.


論中國戲劇與政治的關係變革 : 從「重建無產階級意識形態」到「批判庸眾」, Yannan CAO 2020 Lingnan University

論中國戲劇與政治的關係變革 : 從「重建無產階級意識形態」到「批判庸眾」, Yannan Cao

Cultural Studies@Lingnan 文化研究@嶺南

回顧戲劇發展脈絡,其自進入中國以來就一直承擔著不同程度的政治使命。從清末維新運動的啟發民智、宣揚反抗精神到新中國成立後為階級鬥爭搖旗助威,戲劇一直被看作官方主流意識形態的宣傳工具。然而這種互動關係卻在新自由主義思潮的侵襲下開始了由政治化到去政治化的悄然變革。


“Sardoodledom” On The English Stage: T. W. Robertson And The Assimilation Of Well-Made Play Into The English Theatre, Anna Prośniak 2020 University of Lodz

“Sardoodledom” On The English Stage: T. W. Robertson And The Assimilation Of Well-Made Play Into The English Theatre, Anna Prośniak

Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

The article discusses a vital figure in the development of modern English theatre, Thomas William Robertson, in the context of his borrowings, inspirations, translations and adaptations of the French dramatic formula pièce bien faite (well-made play). The paper gives the definition and enumerates features of the formula created with great success by the French dramatist Eugène Scribe. Presenting the figure of Thomas William Robertson, the father of theatre management and realism in Victorian theatre, the focus is placed on his adaptations of French plays and his incorporation of the formula of the well-made play and its conventional dramatic devices into ...


Bloody Thoughts: Violence And Wit In Shakespeare's The Tempest, Aubrey Keller 2020 Belmont University

Bloody Thoughts: Violence And Wit In Shakespeare's The Tempest, Aubrey Keller

Honors Theses

In this Honors thesis, I examine the roles of wit and violence in Shakespeare's The Tempest, exploring my original suspicion that the play is a pacifist work. Noticing references to "bloody thoughts" in both Hamlet and The Tempest, I hypothesized that while Shakespeare resolves his tragedies using violence, he resolves his comedies using wit, making the two foil plot devices. I discovered that the plot is not propelled by either violence or wit on their own, but by Prospero's cunning. Rejecting the conventional reading of Prospero as a sorcerer, I read Prospero as a Machiavellian figure. I examine ...


Review Of Jason Farr's Novel Bodies: Disability And Sexuality In Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Nowell Marshall 2020 University of Wisconsin–Madison

Review Of Jason Farr's Novel Bodies: Disability And Sexuality In Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Nowell Marshall

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Review of Jason Farr's Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature


Beyond Victims & Villains: Teaching Cleland With Haywood & Behn, Christopher Nagle 2020 Western Michigan University

Beyond Victims & Villains: Teaching Cleland With Haywood & Behn, Christopher Nagle

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

This essay explores strategies for teaching Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill) in the introductory literature classroom, and why it might be especially valuable to do so at a time when issues surrounding sexual violence, rape culture, and the politics of consent continue to be prominent inside and outside the college classroom.


“Yield It Up Cheerfully”: Teaching Consent, Violence, And Coercion In Samuel Richardson’S Pamela, Leah Grisham 2020 George Washington University

“Yield It Up Cheerfully”: Teaching Consent, Violence, And Coercion In Samuel Richardson’S Pamela, Leah Grisham

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Drawn from the author’s experience teaching Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela during the #Metoo movement, this essay argues that bringing current discourses of consent and gender-based violence into conversation with the novel deepens students’ engagement with and interest in the eighteenth century. While students identify specters of Pamela and Mr. B’s relationship in their own worlds, the novel is also a helpful tool in revealing the many ways in which consent can be coerced.


A Novel Moment For #Writewithaphra, Laura Runge, Tonya Howe 2020 University of South Florida

A Novel Moment For #Writewithaphra, Laura Runge, Tonya Howe

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Introduction to the Fall 2020 issue that describes our summer 2020 writing camp #WriteWithAphra.


Sorjuanismo: An Academic Devotion Towards Sor Juana, Uriel López-Serrano 2020 Bowdoin College

Sorjuanismo: An Academic Devotion Towards Sor Juana, Uriel López-Serrano

The Macksey Journal

I begin this essay with a short anecdote that describes a gathering of Sorjuanistas, a group of scholars who have devoted their careers in analyzing the life and literary work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (16848-95). I argue that even though the study of Sor Juana is usually interpreted as an academic endeavor, recent artistic projects have proven otherwise. Sorjuanistas have become scholar-artists who use the narrative of Sor Juana to shed light on the injustices experienced by Latin@ and Chicana@ individuals living in the United States. By creating dramatic works, Sorjuanistas exhibit their devotion to Sor Juana ...


Say “Yes And” To Improv: It’S Good For Your Brain, Anthony F. Tresca 2020 Trinity University

Say “Yes And” To Improv: It’S Good For Your Brain, Anthony F. Tresca

The Macksey Journal

Everyone improvises from the moment life begins, but few know what exactly happens when you improvise. Neuroscience shows the biological basis, and thus, the universality and practical application of improvisation. This recent research on the subject of improv shows why—for centuries—humans have been drawn to improv. The paper begins by offering historical antecedents to contemporary improvisation; then, moves on to discuss the rich history of American improvisation and the move towards integrating spontaneity into improvisational performances. Through close analysis of what makes something spontaneous, the effects of spontaneity on individuals have shown the “naturalness” of improv and its ...


Communist Deus Ex Machinas: The Brechtian Epic And Its Influence Today, Hannah G. Hopke 2020 Florida State University

Communist Deus Ex Machinas: The Brechtian Epic And Its Influence Today, Hannah G. Hopke

The Macksey Journal

How did The Threepenny Opera, a sparsely-set musical theatre work with unsympathetic characters and borderline nonsensical songs draw popular acclaim, critical distaste, Nazi disdain, and musical covers by some of the top singers of the 20th and 21st century? A new type of modernist theatre emerged between the First and Second World Wars, pioneered by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), who believed that the significance of a stage work lay not in its emotional appeal to the audience, but its frank depiction of social issues and moral imperative to reform a problematic society. The style was massively disruptive, partially for its divergence ...


Composing The Performance Of Ōto Shōgo’S The Water Station, Vishnupad Barve 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Composing The Performance Of Ōto Shōgo’S The Water Station, Vishnupad Barve

Masters Theses

This written portion of my thesis documents my process as a director in composing the Performance of Ōto Shōgo’s The Water Station in collaboration with a creative team of designers, dramaturgs, stage managers and performers.

I share with the reader my processes toward fostering cohesion and collaboration among a team while composing a theatrical experience that departs from many theatrical conventions. I discuss significant learnings from several areas of dramaturgical and performance research that dovetail within the performance: aesthetics of divestiture, dramaturgy of simultaneity and composition of psychophysical score, and how I used this research to support the communication ...


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