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Mass Theatre in Inter-War Europe
Flanders and the Netherlands in an International Perspective
In many European countries mass theater was a widespread expression of "community art" that became increasingly popular shortly before World War I. Mass plays in Flanders and the Netherlands had a distinctive character, displaying an ideological heterogeneity not seen elsewhere.



The Medieval Theater of Cruelty
Rhetoric, Memory, Violence
Jody Enders
Why did medieval dramatists weave so many scenes of torture into their plays? Exploring the cultural connections among rhetoric, law, drama, literary creation, and violence, Jody Enders addresses an issue that has long troubled students of the Middle...



"On Baile's Strand"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition presents photographs and transcriptions of the manuscripts, typescripts, and revised proof pages that trace Yeats's textual revisions for On Baile's Strand.



Paris 1937
Worlds on Exhibition
James D. Herbert
This elegant and theoretically informed book, illustrated with forty-five photographs, explores the cultural significance of six exhibitions or new museum installations, all opening in Paris between mid-1937 and early 1938: the commercially oriented...



Performing Live
Aesthetic Alternatives for the Ends of Art
Richard Shusterman
Current philosophies of art remain sadly dominated by visions of its end and lamentations of decline. Defining the very notions of art and the aesthetic as special products of Western modernity, they suggest that postmodern challenges to traditional...



Performing Women
Female Characters, Male Playwrights, and the Modern Stage
Gay Gibson Cima



Places of Performance
The Semiotics of Theatre Architecture
Marvin Carlson
"A lucid, well-organized survey of the almost infinite variety of production spaces of western theatre. . . . Carlson's survey must be admired for its wealth of carefully researched and elegantly articulated information concerning the relation of...



Political Actors
Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the French Revolution
Paul Friedland
From the start of the French Revolution, contemporary observers were struck by the overwhelming theatricality of political events. Examples of convergence between theater and politics included the election of dramatic actors to powerful political and...



Queen of Vaudeville
The Story of Eva Tanguay
Andrew L. Erdman
Queen of Vaudeville is the first-ever biography of Eva Tanguay, the most famous star of the American vaudeville theater and perhaps the most popular live entertainer in the United States from about 1910 to 1920.



Race and the Modernist Imagination
Urmila Seshagiri
Race has long been recognized as a formative element of American modernism, but its role in England is less clearly understood. While critics have examined race in the works of British writers such as Kipling, Conrad, and Forster, they have done so...



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