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French Theater And The Memory Of The Great War, Susan McCready 2017 University of South Alabama

French Theater And The Memory Of The Great War, Susan Mccready

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

A systematic examination of the ground on which French-language playwrights chose to stage their confrontation with the war would expose many of the literary and cultural biases on which our collective memory of the Great War is based. Even the brief outline of French-language war plays provided in this essay challenges many of our most cherished assumptions about war experience and the meaning of the Great War.


A Review Of Roe By Arena Stage, A Co-Production With Oregon Shakespeare, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher 2017 Saint Lawrence University

A Review Of Roe By Arena Stage, A Co-Production With Oregon Shakespeare, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This performance review examines the Washington, D.C. premiere of Lisa Loomer's Roe, which is a coproduction by Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Berkeley Repertory. The review explores the way in which the Loomer's play with its exploration of history, and this particular production's rendering of that exploration, has taken on new urgency in the shifting political climate caused by the election of Donald Trump.


Arabella’S Valentines And Literary Connections [Dot] Com: Playing With Eighteenth-Century Gender Online, Melanie D. Holm 2017 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Arabella’S Valentines And Literary Connections [Dot] Com: Playing With Eighteenth-Century Gender Online, Melanie D. Holm

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

This article describes two digital assignments that ask students to imaginatively embody characters from eighteenth-century texts written by women in order to cultivate a greater awareness of the critical role of gender and gender critique in these works. The first of these assignments, “Arabella’s Valentines,” asks students to translate dialogue from Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote as humorous Internet memes. The second assignment, “Literary Connections [dot] com,” asks students to imagine how characters from the course archive might represent themselves on an internet dating site. Through creative role-play facilitated by these digital genres, students engage with the texts ...


Review Of Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, And Belief In Early Modern England, Amy Mallory-Kani 2017 Mississippi State University

Review Of Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, And Belief In Early Modern England, Amy Mallory-Kani

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

No abstract provided.


General Editor's Note, Laura Runge 2017 University of South Florida

General Editor's Note, Laura Runge

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

No abstract provided.


Towards A Rhetoric Of Translation For The Postdramatic Text, Madeleine L. Campbell 2017 University of Edinburgh

Towards A Rhetoric Of Translation For The Postdramatic Text, Madeleine L. Campbell

Poroi

For the literary translator, the question arises as to how she might approach the delicate task of migrating texts that resort largely to “a purely intensive usage of language,” while acknowledging that such texts share a mode of expression that transcends historical or critical periodization. If one is to focus on fidelity or equivalence, the aim should not be the production of a text that translates some underlying meaning or sense where signification and representation are fixed. Rather, the aim should be the meticulous rendering of its surface expression so that the text’s performative capacity can be realized anew ...


The Killing Noise Of The Out Of Style, Bryon E. Reiger 2017 University of New Orleans

The Killing Noise Of The Out Of Style, Bryon E. Reiger

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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The Force Of Seduction: The Use Of Rape Narratives In The Plays Of Aphra Behn, Caitlyn Piccirillo 2017 CUNY Hunter College

The Force Of Seduction: The Use Of Rape Narratives In The Plays Of Aphra Behn, Caitlyn Piccirillo

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The English Restoration’s heightened interest in sexuality promoted the use of rape narratives on the stage. Aphra Behn, the first woman to earn her living as a playwright, used these narratives in her work (specifically in The Rover and The City Heiress) as a means of social critique.


The Unkindness Of Strangers: Exploring Success And Isolation In The Dramatic Works Of Tennessee Williams, Chelsea Nicole Gilbert 2017 East Tennessee State University

The Unkindness Of Strangers: Exploring Success And Isolation In The Dramatic Works Of Tennessee Williams, Chelsea Nicole Gilbert

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis aims to explore the theme of isolation in the dramatic works of Tennessee Williams using his essay “The Catastrophe of Success” as the base theory text. The essay attacks the American idea of success though an in-depth examination of the “Cinderella myth” that Williams claims is so prevalent in both Hollywood and American Democracy. Williams’ deconstruction of this myth reveals that America’s love for stories like it results the isolation of three groups: homosexuals, women and the physically disabled and terminally ill. Williams passes no judgment on his characters, instead showing their lives as they truly are ...


Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, Rachel G. Christenson 2017 Liberty University

Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, Rachel G. Christenson

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis will explore the musical innovations in the mad scenes of the bel canto composers in the 1800s. It will analyze Gaetano Donizetti’s mad scenes in Anna Bolena (1830) and Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), and Vincezzo Bellini’s mad scenes in I Puritani (1835) to discover how each composer expresses madness through the high and virtuosic voice of the coloratura soprano. The subject of madness is not a new idea in opera. However, the mad scenes of Donizetti and Bellini are the most successful and are often performed in opera houses around the world. Specific attention is given ...


“A Lion Fell”: Relations Recast And Visions Of Hercules In A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Sam McCracken 2017 Georgia State University

“A Lion Fell”: Relations Recast And Visions Of Hercules In A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Sam Mccracken

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


"We Are Family": The Influences Of American Culture On The Representation Of Family In Modern American Drama, DeAndre C. Short 2017 Lynchburg College

"We Are Family": The Influences Of American Culture On The Representation Of Family In Modern American Drama, Deandre C. Short

Student Scholar Showcase

The dramatic works that subject usually deals with the family unit reflect a particular issue in American culture—politically or socially. American playwrights often use their work to challenge popular ideologies and values embedded into American society. Often modern American drama incorporates political, social, and cultural issues as a means to develop the relationship between the family unit. The familial relationship(s) in modern American drama are influenced by the political, social, and cultural environments in the United States.


"What Alerts, Alters": Hacking The Narratives Of Cultural Memory With Rankine, Eady, And Philip, Jennifer E. Shook 2017 University of Iowa

"What Alerts, Alters": Hacking The Narratives Of Cultural Memory With Rankine, Eady, And Philip, Jennifer E. Shook

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

How do poets and playwrights hack the collective memory, reconfiguring the seemingly rigid narrative of the past in order to release liberatory possibility for the future? Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric pries open the seemingly fixed narrative of American memory through the staging of a constructed subjectivity. Cornelius Eady’s play Brutal Imagination invites history’s hidden specters into the public view, directly confronting the fissures exposed by Rankine’s (anti)-lyric. M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! conjures new ancestors from a wordbank originally used to legally silence/erase marginal humans. By engaging ...


The Shadow Puppets Of Elsinore: Edward Gordon Craig And The Cranach Press Hamlet, James P. Taylor 2017 Pomona College

The Shadow Puppets Of Elsinore: Edward Gordon Craig And The Cranach Press Hamlet, James P. Taylor

Mime Journal

Taylor considers the role that book arts may play in Craig’s theories of the new theatre, or the Art of the Future. He expands our understanding of Craig’s design work to include print culture, examining his engravings for the monumental editions of Hamlet published by Count Harry Kessler’s Cranach Press in 1929–30. Taylor explores the relationship of Craig’s designs for the 1912 Moscow Art Theatre production of Hamlet to his engravings for the German and English-language Cranach Press editions of the play. He suggests that it was only with this print publication that Craig finally ...


A Love Untaught By Law, Emma Oliver 2017 Christopher Newport University

A Love Untaught By Law, Emma Oliver

VA Engage Journal

A self-proclaimed “live and let live” society, Laramie, Wyoming quickly became everything but when studied by the Tectonic Theater Company following the murder of Matthew Shepard. By drawing attention to disturbingly inherent elements of Laramie’s culture including verbal distancing, an elitist sentiment, and the belief that apathy is acceptable, the theater company exposes the hostile climate that has made this Wyoming city nearly unlivable for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community. In analyzing the language and attitudes of the residents of Wyoming as brought to light in the play The Laramie Project, this paper confirms the danger ...


Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir 2017 Franklin & Marshall College

Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden 2017 Brandeis University

Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Ofengenden, Tzofit Curriculum Vitae, Tzofit Ofengenden 2017 Purdue University

Ofengenden, Tzofit Curriculum Vitae, Tzofit Ofengenden

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Representation In American Theater: The Chicanx Community’S Fight To Express Social And Political Inequalities, Claudia Wagener 2017 Western Washington University

Representation In American Theater: The Chicanx Community’S Fight To Express Social And Political Inequalities, Claudia Wagener

Occam's Razor

Theatrical performance has survived for thousands of years and is still studied today by millions of aspiring artists. People have always gathered to tell stories and perform their own works in front of an audience. Since 1948, the Tony Awards have provided recognition to exceptionally original playwrights. The script of a play is often the foundation for a Broadway show, making it highly prestigious to be a recipient of the Tony Award for Best Play. The televised award ceremony brings together the most brilliant minds of Broadway for recognition. Four to five playwrights are nominated per year, but only one ...


Head In The Game: A One-Act Play, Carolyn Gage 2017 Independent Playwright, Performer, and Activist

Head In The Game: A One-Act Play, Carolyn Gage

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

Head in the Game is a fifteen-minute, five-character, easy-to-stage-anywhere play that brings audiences into the world of male "pay-to-play" abuse of women, through a fantasy scenario of "boxing girls," women whom men pay to batter. The world of the boxing girls is an apt analogy for prostitution. The play uncompromisingly brings home the point that paying to use someone for sexual gratification is no more "sex" than paying to punch someone is boxing.


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