Highlights In Anglo American Drama

Highlights in Anglo American Drama PDF
Author: Radmila Nastić
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443888451
Size: 25.10 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Highlights In Anglo American Drama

by Radmila Nastić, Highlights In Anglo American Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Highlights In Anglo American Drama books, This volume represents perspectives on a number of aspects of modern Anglo-American drama and dramatists written by scholars from ex-Yugoslav republics, resulting from long years of common interest and cooperation in the field between the corresponding English Departments in the region. The volume was inspired by the Word across Cultures conference, organised by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the University of Montenegro in Podgorica, Montenegro, in July 2014. The researchers who participated in the conference’s literature section were testament to the growing interest in drama among regional literature scholars. The book will appeal to both an academic and non-academic readership. The former will, certainly, benefit from this book since English and, especially, American drama is not appropriately represented by the number of published books it deserves world-wide. The volume provides a South-East European perspective on Anglo-American drama, and represents a valuable addition to existing drama scholarship, since all the contributors are from the ex-Yugoslav republics and write from a standpoint of multiple othernesses. It will also be of interest to theatre and film scholars, as well as theatre and film enthusiasts, because of the variety of approaches adopted in the papers.


Anglo American Interplay In Recent Drama

Anglo American Interplay in Recent Drama PDF
Author: Ruby Cohn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521035286
Size: 57.42 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Anglo American Interplay In Recent Drama

by Ruby Cohn, Anglo American Interplay In Recent Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anglo American Interplay In Recent Drama books, An examination of six pairs of English and American playwrights.


Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart PDF
Author: Jean-Christophe Agnew
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521379106
Size: 10.96 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 262
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Worlds Apart

by Jean-Christophe Agnew, Worlds Apart Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Worlds Apart books, Focusing on Britain and America in the years 1550 to 1750, the book discusses the forms and conventions that structured both commerce and theatre.


Drama Theatre And Identity In The American New Republic

Drama  Theatre  and Identity in the American New Republic PDF
Author: Jeffrey H. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139448048
Size: 41.41 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
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Drama Theatre And Identity In The American New Republic

by Jeffrey H. Richards, Drama Theatre And Identity In The American New Republic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Drama Theatre And Identity In The American New Republic books, Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic investigates the way in which theatre both reflects and shapes the question of identity in post-revolutionary American culture. In this 2005 book Richards examines a variety of phenomena connected to the stage, including closet Revolutionary political plays, British drama on American boards, American-authored stage plays, and poetry and fiction by early Republican writers. American theatre is viewed by Richards as a transatlantic hybrid in which British theatrical traditions in writing and acting provide material and templates by which Americans see and express themselves and their relationship to others. Through intensive analyses of plays both inside and outside of the early American 'canon', this book confronts matters of political, ethnic and cultural identity by moving from play text to theatrical context and from historical event to audience demography.


Hot Books In The Cold War

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Author: Alfread A. Reisch
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 6155225230
Size: 80.80 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 570
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Hot Books In The Cold War

by Alfread A. Reisch, Hot Books In The Cold War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hot Books In The Cold War books, This study reveals the hidden story of the secret book distribution program to Eastern Europe financed by the CIA during the Cold War. At its height between 1957 and 1970, the book program was one of the least known but most effective methods of penetrating the Iron Curtain, reaching thousands of intellectuals and professionals in the Soviet Bloc. Reisch conducted thorough research on the key personalities involved in the book program, especially the two key figures: S. S. Walker, who initiated the idea of a ?mailing project,? and G. C. Minden, who developed it into one of the most effective political and psychological tools of the Cold War. The book includes excellent chapters on the vagaries of censorship and interception of books by communist authorities based on personal letters and accounts from recipients of Western material. It will stand as a testimony in honor of the handful of imaginative, determined, and hard-working individuals who helped to free half of Europe from mental bondage and planted many of the seeds that germinated when communism collapsed and the Soviet bloc disintegrated.


Transnational Television Drama

Transnational Television Drama PDF
Author: Elke Weissmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283947
Size: 35.55 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 225
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Transnational Television Drama

by Elke Weissmann, Transnational Television Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Transnational Television Drama books, This history of British and American television drama since 1970 charts the increased transnationalisation of the two production systems. From The Forsyte Saga to Roots to Episodes , it highlights the close relationship that drives innovation and quality on both sides of the Atlantic.


Directors And The New Musical Drama

Directors and the New Musical Drama PDF
Author: M. Lundskaer-Nielsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230611249
Size: 46.16 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Directors And The New Musical Drama

by M. Lundskaer-Nielsen, Directors And The New Musical Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Directors And The New Musical Drama books, This is one of the first books to offer a rigorous analysis of the enormous changes in the musical theatre during the 1980s and 90s. In addition, it focuses on the contribution of well-known, serious theatre directors to the mainstream Musical Theatre and it is the first book to offer a dual Anglo-American perspective on this subject.


Barbaric Traffic

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Author: Philip GOULD
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674037855
Size: 57.46 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Barbaric Traffic

by Philip GOULD, Barbaric Traffic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Barbaric Traffic books, Eighteenth-century antislavery writers attacked the slave trade as "barbaric traffic"--a practice that would corrupt the mien and manners of Anglo-American culture to its core. Less concerned with slavery than with the slave trade in and of itself, these writings expressed a moral uncertainty about the nature of commercial capitalism. This is the argument Philip Gould advances in Barbaric Traffic. A major work of cultural criticism, the book constitutes a rethinking of the fundamental agenda of antislavery writing from pre-revolutionary America to the end of the British and American slave trades in 1808. Studying the rhetoric of various antislavery genres--from pamphlets, poetry, and novels to slave narratives and the literature of disease--Gould exposes the close relation between antislavery writings and commercial capitalism. By distinguishing between good commerce, or the importing of commodities that refined manners, and bad commerce, like the slave trade, the literature offered both a critique and an outline of acceptable forms of commercial capitalism. A challenge to the premise that objections to the slave trade were rooted in modern laissez-faire capitalism, Gould's work revises--and expands--our understanding of antislavery literature as a form of cultural criticism in its own right. Table of Contents: Introduction 1. The Commercial Jeremiad 2. The Poetics of Antislavery 3. American Slaves in North Africa 4. Liberty, Slavery, and Black Atlantic Autobiography 5. Yellow Fever and the Black Market Epilogue Notes Index This is a very important book which convincingly rethinks the fundamental agenda of Anglo-American anti-slavery literature from 1775 to 1808 (the end of the British slave trade). This is no small feat. Anti-slavery texts, Gould argues, offered less a critique of slavery than a critique of the slave trade. By distinguishing between good commerce (the importing of commodities that refined the manners) and bad commerce (the importation of slaves), these texts both critiqued commercial capitalism and outlined its acceptable and necessary forms. Thus anti-slavery texts endlessly deferred the issue of abolition in order to serve as a site of moral uncertainty about whether commercial capitalism would debase or civilize modern society. Sin is less feared than the depravity of manners which could corrupt Anglo-American culture at its core. Because virtuous and vicious commerce turned on the nature and regulation of passions, much was at stake. Closely attending to a vast number of transatlantic texts, Gould defines and demonstrates a "commercial aesthetic" that inflects the language of race and sentiments with issues of economic and social change. Gould's next move is to argue with reference to what he calls "the commercial jeremiad" that the very ideological discourse of civilization and savagery is rooted in trade. The concept of race is largely produced by this oppositional discourse rather than founded on its prior existence. --Jay Fliegelman, author of Prodigals and Pilgrims and Declaring Independence This is a very important book with compelling and new insights throughout. It is the first book to examine such a wide range of both literary and historical sources on 18th century Anglo-American antislavery, and it does so with superb textual readings. --John Stauffer, author of The Black Hearts of Men and John Brown and the Coming of the Civil War Extensively researched and carefully argued, Barbaric Traffic demonstrates an admirably sure-footed, clearsighted awareness of how transatlantic Enlightenment discourses of aesthetics, commerce, liberty, race, religion, and sentiment pursue distinct logics of their own yet cannot be pried apart. --Lawrence Buell, author of Emerson and Writing for an Endangered World Barbaric Traffic: Commerce and Antislavery in the 18th Century Atlantic World appears as a welcome addition to debates about slavery, sentimentality, and culture in American studies. Its readings are meticulous, historically grounded, and theoretically informed. The writing is clear and persuasive. Gould has an original and sometimes really stunning sense of the relation between ethics and manners in eighteenth century interpretations of capitalism and slavery exposed so trenchantly by earlier critics like Eric Williams. In particular, he is very good at deciphering what he calls "the ideological movement from theology to ethics" that appears through debates about slavery and commerce in the period. Gould presents excellent interpretations of the Christian sentiments of Phillis Wheatley, of the under-interpreted political context of Slaves of Algiers, of the expose of the slave ship by the Philadelphian Mathew Carey, and of the racialized ambivalence attached to the yellow fever panic of 1793 in Philadelphia. Few critics writing today show the range of concerns and depth of research that appears in Gould's work, which reminds me of the historical depth and clarity of David Brion Davis, and also of the commitment to paradigm shifts of Thomas Haskell. In short, Philip Gould is one of the most thoughtful and engaged critics working in American literature and culture today. --Shirley Samuels, author of Romances of the Republic


Postmodern Drama

Postmodern Drama PDF
Author: Rodney Simard
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America
ISBN:
Size: 19.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : American drama
Languages : en
Pages : 163
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Postmodern Drama

by Rodney Simard, Postmodern Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Postmodern Drama books,