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Stranger Compass Of The Stage: Difference And Desire In Early Modern City Comedy, Catherine Tisdale Apr 2021

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 ...


The Arena Players, Inc.: The Oldest Continuously Operating African American Community Theatre In The United States, Alexis Michelle Skinner Mar 2021

The Arena Players, Inc.: The Oldest Continuously Operating African American Community Theatre In The United States, Alexis Michelle Skinner

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Hay (1994) gave the Arena Players the moniker, “the oldest continuously operating African American community theatre company” in the U.S. But, if Black Theatre is increasingly found in mainstream venues in regional theatre and Broadway while Black Drama is relegated to syllabi, where is the living practice of African American, or black, community theatre? And what guarantees its survival? Craig (1980) and Fraden (1994) give voice to black critics, like Locke (1925), in co-creating objectives for black theatre during the FTP which took stage as the Negro Little Theatre continued. Hill & Hatch (2003) solidify the geographical and ideological connections ...


Players' Guild - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3597), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Players' Guild - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3597), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3597. Notebook of Mabel Thomas, Bowling Green, Kentucky, containing planning materials and programs for performances by the Players’ Guild, an amateur theater group in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


14 Drama And Authority During The Reign Of Queen Mary, Peter Happé Mar 2021

14 Drama And Authority During The Reign Of Queen Mary, Peter Happé

Early Drama, Art, and Music

An otherwise unpublished study of drama and the English regime in the reign of Mary Tudor.


13 Musical Instruments In Early Drama: Tudor Plays, Mary Remnant Mar 2021

13 Musical Instruments In Early Drama: Tudor Plays, Mary Remnant

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A study of musical instruments in early Tudor plays that serves as a supplement to the author's "Musical Instruments in Early English Drama"; published in Material Culture and Medieval Drama (1999).


12 St. Martin's Clowns: The Miracle Of The Blind Man And The Cripple In Art And Drama, Martin W. Walsh Mar 2021

12 St. Martin's Clowns: The Miracle Of The Blind Man And The Cripple In Art And Drama, Martin W. Walsh

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint, with revisions, of a study of the miracle of the healing of a pair of beggars by St. Martin, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 17, no. 1 (Fall 1994).


Juan Del Encina Y Los Origenes Del Teatro Español, Emilio Cotarelo Y Mori Mar 2021

Juan Del Encina Y Los Origenes Del Teatro Español, Emilio Cotarelo Y Mori

Art Sciences

No abstract provided.


Paragons Of Loyalty On The Japanese Stage, J. Thomas Rimer Feb 2021

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

Mime Journal

No abstract provided.


On Mochizuki: Interview With Mikata Shizuka And Udaka Tatsushige, Diego Pellecchia, Rebecca Teele Ogamo Feb 2021

On Mochizuki: Interview With Mikata Shizuka And Udaka Tatsushige, Diego Pellecchia, Rebecca Teele Ogamo

Mime Journal

No abstract provided.


Guise And Disguise: Nō Costumes In The Context Of Cultural Norms, Monica Bethe Feb 2021

Guise And Disguise: Nō Costumes In The Context Of Cultural Norms, Monica Bethe

Mime Journal

No abstract provided.


On Ataka: Interview With Udaka Michishige And Sugi Ichikazu, Diego Pellecchia, Rebecca Teele Ogamo Feb 2021

On Ataka: Interview With Udaka Michishige And Sugi Ichikazu, Diego Pellecchia, Rebecca Teele Ogamo

Mime Journal

No abstract provided.


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

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 Feb 2021

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 Feb 2021

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 ...


02 Liturgy And Drama At St-Omer In The Thirteenth Through Sixteenth Centuries, Lynette R. Muir Jan 2021

02 Liturgy And Drama At St-Omer In The Thirteenth Through Sixteenth Centuries, Lynette R. Muir

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of ceremonies and the Easter play at the collegiate church of St-Omer, originally published in the EDAM Newsletter 9, no. 1 (Fall 1986).


00 Preface, Clifford Davidson Jan 2021

00 Preface, Clifford Davidson

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A preface to a collection of fourteen essays, most reprinted, with or without revisions, from the EDAM Newsletter or Early Drama, Art, and Music Review plus three newly written for this context.


01 The Investiture Contest And The Rise Of Herod Plays In The Twelfth Century, John Marlin Jan 2021

01 The Investiture Contest And The Rise Of Herod Plays In The Twelfth Century, John Marlin

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the figure of Herod in liturgical drama, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (Fall 2000).


08 Embodying Text: Reassessing Characterization And Performance In The Medieval English Herod Plays, Carolyn Coulson Jan 2021

08 Embodying Text: Reassessing Characterization And Performance In The Medieval English Herod Plays, Carolyn Coulson

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint with revisions of a study of the character of Herod in the English play cycles, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (2001).


07 Fox, Bull, And Lion In The Towneley Coliphizacio, John W. Velz Jan 2021

07 Fox, Bull, And Lion In The Towneley Coliphizacio, John W. Velz

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of patterns of coercion exemplified in the Towneley Coliphizacio, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 14, no. 1 (Fall 1991).


03 Il Doge And The Liturgical Drama In Late Medieval Venice, Nils Holger Petersen Jan 2021

03 Il Doge And The Liturgical Drama In Late Medieval Venice, Nils Holger Petersen

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the Easter Quem Queritis and the involvement of the Venetian Doge, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 18, no. 1 (Fall 1995).


04 Palm Sunday Ceremonies In Poland: The Past And The Present, Teresa Bela Jan 2021

04 Palm Sunday Ceremonies In Poland: The Past And The Present, Teresa Bela

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of a long-lasting tradition of religious processions in Poland, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 12, no. 2 (Spring 1990).


11 Medieval Actors And The Invention Of Printing In Late Medieval France, Graham A. Runnalls Jan 2021

11 Medieval Actors And The Invention Of Printing In Late Medieval France, Graham A. Runnalls

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the dissemination of play texts in print and the performance of drama, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 22 (Spring 2000).


10 The "Stuff" Of The Medieval Palette: Paint, Painters, And The Dramatic Records, Jon Terry Wade Jan 2021

10 The "Stuff" Of The Medieval Palette: Paint, Painters, And The Dramatic Records, Jon Terry Wade

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A revision of a study of the availability of pigments painters used for pageant wagons, props, and costumes, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (2001).


09 The Arma Christi And The Croxton Play Of The Sacrament: A Prolegomenon To Regional Iconographic History, Ann Eljenholm Nichols Jan 2021

09 The Arma Christi And The Croxton Play Of The Sacrament: A Prolegomenon To Regional Iconographic History, Ann Eljenholm Nichols

Early Drama, Art, and Music

An otherwise unpublished study of the East Anglian Croxton Play of the Sacrament in relation to devotion to the instruments of the Passion.


05 From Synthesis To Compromise: The Four Daughters Of God In Early English Drama, Hans-Jürgen Diller Jan 2021

05 From Synthesis To Compromise: The Four Daughters Of God In Early English Drama, Hans-Jürgen Diller

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint of a study of the Four Daughters of God in Middle English drama, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 18, no. 2 (Spring 1996).


06 "Lyst Ye Saynt?" Saints In The Second Shepherds' Play, Karen Sawyer Marsalek Jan 2021

06 "Lyst Ye Saynt?" Saints In The Second Shepherds' Play, Karen Sawyer Marsalek

Early Drama, Art, and Music

A reprint with revisions of a study of the saints named in the Second Shepherds' Play, originally published in Early Drama, Art, and Music Review 23 (2001).


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

“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 ...


The Federal Theatre Project: A Model For Contemporary Lessons In Theatrical Accessibility, Lindsey Falgoust Nov 2020

The Federal Theatre Project: A Model For Contemporary Lessons In Theatrical Accessibility, Lindsey Falgoust

Honors Theses

This thesis explores the methods of the Federal Theatre Project to define and develop accessibility in the theatre and how the contemporary theatre landscape can take these efforts to serve as a lesson and develop a new approach for progressing representation and accessibility. There are many instances of theatres utilizing certain practices from the FTP; however, this thesis demonstrates the need for an all-encompassing adoption of FTP methods by the American theatre community at large. It will serve as a suggestion for the redefining process of the American theatre industry to expand its audience to equally serve the country’s ...


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

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 Sep 2020

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 ...