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Staged Action
Six Plays from the American Workers' Theatre
With this anthology of six plays, Lee Papa reintroduces readers and performers to a largely forgotten American theatrical genre from the 1920s and 1930s, the workers' theatre movement.



Two Faces of Oedipus
Sophocles' "Oedipus Tyrannus" and Seneca's "Oedipus"
Sophocles, Seneca
Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus is the most famous of ancient tragedies and a literary masterpiece. It is not, however, the only classical dramatization of Oedipus' quest to discover his identity. Between four and five hundred years after Sophocles' play...



The Aesthetics of Antichrist
From Christian Drama to Christopher Marlowe
John Parker
Exploring works from the Middle Ages to Marlowe, this book argues that Christian drama and ritual performance had reveled in staging the collapse of Christianity into its historical opponents (paganism, heresy), a tradition Marlowe...



A Common Stage
Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras
Carol Symes
A Common Stage challenges the prevalent understanding of theater history while offering the first comprehensive history of a community often credited with the invention of French as a powerful literary...



Laughing Matters
Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France
Sara Beam
Sara Beam, in revealing how theater and politics were intimately intertwined, shows how the topics we joke about in public reflect and shape larger religious and political...



Collaborations with the Past
Reshaping Shakespeare across Time and Media
Diana E. Henderson
"Like the artists studied here, we pick and choose our Shakespeares, and through that labor another story emerges. Frozen in time on the page or screen, some of those collaborations continue to speak, but denuded of their immediate moment...



Fatal Desire
Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660–1720
Jean I. Marsden, Jean Marsden
Informed by film theory and a broad historical approach, Fatal Desire examines the theatrical representation of women in England, from the Restoration to the early eighteenth century—a period when for the first time female actors could perform...



Color Monitors
The Black Face of Technology in America
Martin Kevorkian
"Color Monitors looks at a particular subset of imagined computer use, focusing on scenarios that demand from the person at the keyboard an intimate technical knowledge. My research has uncovered a peculiar pattern: race comes into sharp relief...



All Theater Is Revolutionary Theater
Benjamin Bennett
All Theater Is Revolutionary Theater is the first book to consider why, in the Western tradition (and only in the Western tradition), theatrical drama is regarded as its own literary or poetic type, when the criteria needed to differentiate drama...



Ritual Imports
Performing Medieval Drama in America
Claire Sponsler
Throughout the Americas, performances deriving from medieval European rituals, ceremonies, and festivities made up a crucial part of the cultural cargo shipped from Europe to the overseas settlements. In 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert sailed...



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