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Philippine Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 0)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Ploughshares     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Population Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 225, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.427, CiteScore: 1)
Pushkin Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Red Cedar Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
River Teeth: A J. of Nonfiction Narrative     Full-text available via subscription  
Rocky Mountain Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Romance Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
RSF : The Russell Sage Foundation J. of the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
SAIS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Scottish Literary Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Serbian Studies: J. of the North American Society for Serbian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sewanee Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
Sirena: poesia, arte y critica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
South Central Review     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Southeastern Geographer     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 0)
Southern Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Southern Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Southern Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in American Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Age of Chaucer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 1)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Syllecta Classica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Tampa Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Tenso     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Texas Studies in Literature and Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Hopkins Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The Jurist : Studies in Church Law and Ministry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
The Massachusetts Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats     Full-text available via subscription  
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The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Traditio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
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Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
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Wicazo Sa Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
William Carlos Williams Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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ISSN (Print) 0192-2882 - ISSN (Online) 1086-332X
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  • Editorial Comment
    • Abstract: "I have observ'd those countries, where trade is promoted and encouraged, do not make discoveries to destroy, but to improve, mankind; by love and friendship, to tame the fierce and polish the most savage; to teach them the advantages of honest traffick by taking from them, with their own consent, their useless superfluities, and giving them in return what, from their ignorance in manual arts, their situation, or some other accident, they stand in need of."So recites the character of Trueman at the top of act 3 in George Lillo's 1731 drama The London Merchant. Trueman has apprenticed to the merchant Thorowgood and has been learning the basic tenants of capitalism. He has absorbed the ideas of the rising merchant ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shakuntala's Storytellers: Translation and Performance in the Age of World
           Literature (1789–1912)
    • Abstract: At the very end of the nineteenth century, British stage director William Poel and his theatre company, the Elizabethan Stage Society (ESS), undertook a bold mission to expand their repertoire and began producing the "classical masterpieces of … many ages and of many peoples."1 The plays they selected conform to what might now be recognized as a standard swath of European theatre history: Greek tragedies, English medieval religious plays, masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age, French neoclassicism, and German Romanticism. Although the works they chose remained primarily European in origin, Poel and his company also included the celebrated Sanskrit play the Abhijñānaśakuntala (The Recognition of Shakuntala ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Great Traditional/Modern Divide of Regional Chinese Theatrical Genres
           in the 1950s
    • Abstract: As the modernity project migrated from Europe to Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it fundamentally affected the region's indigenous theatre and emerging Western-style spoken drama. The latter usually self-identified as "new" or "spoken" drama to signify its modern purity supposedly untainted by traditional theatre's admixture of speech, song, dance, and conventionalized performance, while the former was often Othered by modern intellectuals as "old" and "traditional" theatre that required purification or hybridization.1 As identified by anthropologists Richard Bauman and Charles Briggs, purification and hybridization are "two very different modernities, produced by two very different ideologies of ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Give it up, Kwang": Disavowing Asian Labor and Queer/Trans of Color
           Critique in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    • Abstract: On the surface, the glam-rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch—in any of its key American iterations as the original 1998 Off-Broadway musical, the 2001 film adaptation, or its acclaimed revival on Broadway in 2014—has nothing to do with Asian/Americans. Hedwig centers her show around answering the question: "How did some slip of a girlyboy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you'"1 She poses this as the question on every audience member's mind after a sex scandal with the famous rock star Tommy Gnosis thrust her into the spotlight. Taking advantage of the publicity, Hedwig tours with her band "The Angry Inch" and her husband/assistant Yitzhak to prove ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Staging Money: Theatre and Immateriality following the 2008 Financial
           Crisis
    • Abstract: In her Moments of Wonder section on the television series Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Philomena Cunk asks the perennial question: "What is money'" She answers in a way that seems both inanely tautological and oddly astute: "put simply, money is the best way we have of telling how much money you've got."1 How are we to read this definition' What might it tell us, if anything, about how money functions today and how we relate to it'According to Slavoj Žižek, what we encounter in tautology is "pure difference—not the difference between the element and other elements, but the difference of the element from itself."2 This internal difference thus suggests that the object in question is subject to an internal split ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Character-World Dialectics on the Contemporary American Stage: Gaming,
           Role-Playing, and Wrestling with Idioculture
    • Abstract: In 1904, A. C. Bradley famously professed that Shakespeare's dramatic characters have a "life" beyond the play they inhabit, which allows us to imagine them in different dramatic worlds. To illustrate this point, he proposed a series of thought experiments: if Othello were "put in the place" of Leontes, "he would never have lived on"; if Iago took Iachimo's role in Cymbeline, "he certainly would not have turned melancholy and wished to die."1 Bradley's notion of autonomous dramatic characters with psychological depth was roundly rebuked by the mid-twentieth-century New Criticism, which demoted "character" to be considered alongside other critical abstractions like plot, rhythm, imagery, and construction, as ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Theater Der Welt Festival
    • Abstract: The city was the most remarkable spectacle of all. Having risen, Phoenix-like, from the ashes of Allied bombings in World War II, Hamburg is now in a second phase of self-fashioning, out to prove that it can be more opulent than Munich, more artistically hip than Berlin, more mercantile than Frankfurt. As the real importance of its storied port to global trade diminishes, it rules supreme as an overall synecdoche of Hamburg's resurgent cosmopolitanism, with the glitzy redevelopment zone of Hafen City and the ruinously costly Elbphilharmonie concert hall.The harbor gave the Theater der Welt Festival, the largest international festival ever to be held in Hamburg, at once its organizing trope and location; while ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The View Upstairs by Max Vernon, and: Gently Down the Stream by Martin
           Sherman (review)
    • Abstract: The spring 2017 theatre season in New York City saw a variety of new plays dedicated to the resurrection of LGBTQ+ history, including Max Vernon's The View UpStairs at Culture Project and Martin Sherman's Gently Down the Stream at the Public Theater. While the first play took place in New Orleans in the 1970s and the second one in postmillennial London, they were serendipitously linked as memorials to the UpStairs Lounge fire, an arson attack that left thirty-two patrons dead in 1973. This act of terror against the LGBTQ+ community had the highest mortality rate until the June 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Although distinct in perspective and genre—The View UpStairs is a musical and Gently ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Woyzeck in Winter by Conall Morrison (review)
    • Abstract: Camille O'Sullivan (Marie) and Patrick O'Kane (Woyzeck) in Woyzeck in Winter. (Photo: Patrick Redmond.)It was raining sideways in Galway as I trekked toward the Black Box Theatre, nestled into a strip of land by the water. As I took my seat I noticed fog wafting into the black space for preshow ambience. The lights rose slowly onstage. And then it began to snow. It was an appropriate beginning for the world premiere of Woyzeck in Winter, a postmodern mash-up of Georg Büchner's unfinished 1837 play Woyzeck and Schubert's 1828 song cycle Die Winterreise (The Winter Journey). At first I wondered why Landmark Productions combined these two seemingly divergent artists: Büchner, the bad boy of early nineteenth-century ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ghost Light by Zach Morris (review)
    • Abstract: With Ghost Light, coproduced with LCT3, Third Rail Projects continued its work in site-specific, immersive dance performance while aiming for thematic and financial accessibility. The themes—chosen for their broad appeal—were theatrical mystery, ghosts, and backstage myths. While the production faltered in moments, its vignettes of backstage memory and theatre labor successfully evoked nostalgia for a theatrical past. Morris and Willett employed a model similar to the one they used for their well-received Then She Fell (2012) and The Grand Paradise (2015) for the performance: a company of dancer-guides moved audiences through designed environments, where they participated in linked, nonnarrative encounters. Third ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Devil's Milk Trilogy, Part One: Death of a Man by Jairo Cuesta, and:
           The Devil's Milk Trilogy, Part Two: Goosetown by JT Buck, and: The Devil's
           Milk Trilogy, Part Three: Industrial Valley by Jairo Cuesta et al (review)
           
    • Abstract: Jerzy Grotowski's essay "Towards a Poor Theatre," asks the question: Why should people still make theatre when film and television are so good at visually conveying story' His answer lies in the methodology of Poor Theatre, a practice that strips away encumbrances like elaborate lighting, nondiegetic sound, and bulky scenography and results in an intimate and ancient relationship between the actor and the audience. This simple relationship makes theatre unique and capable of confronting the myths people create to tell themselves who they are. If those myths protect something hidden and brutal, says Grotowski, then theatre must expose them. These two facets of Grotowski's Poor Theatre—the direct and intimate ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare (review)
    • Abstract: The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of The Tempest experimented with cutting-edge technology, incorporating digital content rarely experienced in the theatre. Director Gregory Doran spent over two years developing the project in collaboration with a team from Intel and Imaginarium Studios. Most of their work suited the story's fantasy elements well while staying carefully subordinate to that story, thus setting to rest my concern that the extensive use of technology might overshadow and undermine the live presence at the heart of any play. Indeed, despite the startling and successful special effects, the production's greatest strength was still the interpretive dynamism of the people onstage. The ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • King Lear by William Shakespeare (review)
    • Abstract: King Lear survives in Shakespeare's canon as an indisputably great, yet defiantly difficult play. Perhaps no better meditation on aging and loss exists in the English language. Nonetheless, convoluted plotting combined with a relentlessly demanding title role often prevents accessible productions from flourishing in the mainstream theatre. Perhaps these challenges to intelligibility and reverence explain why a theatre as Shakespeare-centric as the Guthrie waited twenty-two years between productions.In just his second season as artistic director, Joseph Haj saved the bleak days of a Minnesota February to climb Shakespeare's theatrical Everest. His production of King Lear succeeded in connecting Midwestern ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Turquoise by Deb Margolin (review)
    • Abstract: "Imagine being new again every 7 seconds! It could be terrible, but it could also contain the beauty of the world!" This declaration on the front cover of the show's program was the introduction to Deb Margolin's new work, Turquoise, a dramatic exploration of dimensional and experiential reality. Utilizing the Higgs boson as a metaphor for the piece, Turquoise digs into the various disturbances in human existence in order to pull forth the meanings we create and absorb each day that usually go unnoticed. The Higgs boson is a particle that theoretically proves the existence of an invisible energy field that is present everywhere. By using this particle allegorically, Margolin challenged her audiences to engage ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Indecent by Paula Vogel (review)
    • Abstract: Celebrated playwright Paula Vogel, the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement among many other accolades, made her long-overdue Broadway debut with Indecent. That only two of ten new plays during the 2016–17 Broadway season were written by women (Indecent and Lynn Nottage's Sweat) is in keeping with the depressing statistics about the number of female-authored plays produced annually in the United States, which usually hovers at around 22 percent. The Tony nominations for Best Play that both garnered, and the win that director Rebecca Taichman earned for directing Indecent were a minor victory for women in theatre. For these reasons, let us hope that the production of ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Talented Ones by Yussef El Guindi (review)
    • Abstract: Egyptian American playwright Yussef El Guindi has often written about the immigrant experience in the United States, but never as directly as he does in The Talented Ones. In his previous plays immigrants have wrestled with the trials and tribulations they face, but in this "dramedy" we see characters at a time when the hope and promise of America appears to lead to success for some and terrible defeat for others. Artists Repertory Theatre's world premiere production, directed by Jane Unger, succeeded in dramatizing the conundrums that immigrants often face when trying to flourish in a nation that, even as it welcomes them, creates a social climate whereby conditions are rife for their failure. El Guindi's play ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez (review)
    • Abstract: When Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in 1978, 16.4 percent of California's population was of Latin origin and Chicanos in Los Angeles were making political history. In the years since, the Latinx population in California has increased to nearly 39 percent and its social, political, and cultural influence has grown exponentially. With the president of the United States, Donald Trump, deporting Latinos at record rates, challenging DACA, and fundraising for a border wall, Valdez's script is as urgent and timely as ever. The Mark Taper Forum's 2017 revival of the play highlighted the importance of presenting Latinx stories and struggles onstage, especially in a moment when Latinx ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • How to Fight Loneliness by Neil LaBute (review)
    • Abstract: Neil LaBute's work is best known for its representations of male characters embroiled in the worst aspects of their masculinity. The world premiere of How to Fight Loneliness continued this trend within the context of a woman's desire to end her life in the face of a terminal illness. While Brad (Brian Vaughn) vehemently opposed his wife Jodie's (Tessa Auberjonois) desire to commit suicide, he nevertheless approached Tate (Corey Jones), a man suspected of helping his stepbrother die in the past, to assist her. Jodie's inclusion within the play bordered on incidental, as her character was simplistic in her objectives and beliefs; a complex explanation of her desire to die was never given or expected. Instead, the ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Don Juan in Soho by Patrick Marber (review)
    • Abstract: While a moderate success when it premiered in 2006, Don Juan in Soho, a dark comedy and satirical critique of London's contemporary sexual culture, was not as successful as playwright Patrick Marber's earlier work, which includes the Olivier Award–winning play Closer. For the 2017 revival presented at London's Wyndham's Theatre, Marber updated the script to reflect recent technological and cultural changes; he also directed the refreshed production. The timing of this revival proved especially fortuitous, as it premiered at a moment when masculine privilege, sexual ethics, and hypocrisy were being invoked in a shifting cultural conversation.The success of Don Juan in Soho is entirely dependent on the audience's ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill (review)
    • Abstract: A single day, a single space: the Flock Theatre production of Long Day's Journey into Night allowed playgoers to experience both within Eugene O'Neill's childhood summer home. This 2017 revival marked the first time that O'Neill's autobiographical play was performed within the Monte Cristo Cottage, a registered national landmark and the setting of the text's dramatic action. This temporary inhabitation of the family's living space, and the curated responses to O'Neill's career within it, added to the claustrophobic atmosphere alluded to within the work. The production choices reinforced the play's thematic concerns, placing the playgoers within a literal archive of the O'Neills as the family's theatrical ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Global Doll's House: Ibsen and Distant Visions by Julie Holledge et al
           (review)
    • Abstract: Reflecting on their project, the authors of A Global Doll's House write that "[t]he study of so many productions of a single play is unprecedented in the historiography of modern drama, and the techniques of data analysis and visualization that we used have far-reaching possibilities for the field" (202). One might assume that there cannot possibly be anything substantial or even minor left to be said about the globally performed production of Henrik Ibsen's well-known Et dukkehjem (A Doll's House). This book will convince the reader otherwise.A Global Doll's House sets out to map the contradictory forces of the global production history of this canonical play in order to meticulously identify factors for its ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and The Power of Tradition in Bali
           by Jennifer Goodlander (review)
    • Abstract: Jennifer Goodlander's admirable analysis of the problematic position of female practitioners of Balinese wayang kulit (shadow puppetry) takes its place among a growing range of works examining the complexities of gender roles and expectations in Asian performing arts, including Christina Sunardi's study of cross-gender performance in East Java and Arya Madhavan's edited collection, Women in Asian Performance. While Women in the Shadows is of particular interest to Balinese and Southeast Asian specialists, the book is also useful for scholars of women, gender, and performing arts. Although it is focused on a very specific regional tradition, Goodlander's book examines conceptions of a woman's place in society and ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Susan Glaspell's Poetics and Politics of Rebellion by Emeline Jouve
           (review)
    • Abstract: With a rush of publications on Susan Glaspell since the mid-1990s, the past twenty years have seen a wide array of approaches to her work, ranging from linguistic, to intertextual, to semiotic analyses. While many of these studies have noted a rebellious drive underpinning Glaspell's radical dramaturgy, Emeline Jouve's book aims at being the first comprehensive analysis of Glaspell's dramatic texts "from the perspective of rebellion" (12). Although Jouve provides sporadic discussions of the technical innovations of Glaspell's work, the core analysis is basically character-oriented, centering on the playwright's characterization of rebels in battle with oppressive conventions. Jouve juxtaposes Glaspell's theatre of ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Case of The Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender, and Joke-Work in U.S. Pop
           Culture by Hannah Schwadron (review)
    • Abstract: Building on critical work interrogating Jewish female stereotypes like the Jewish American Princess and the Jewish Mother, Hannah Schwadron's impressively multidisciplinary study introduces the Sexy Jewess, the newest addition to the canon of analytically rich, persistent Jewish female representations. Exploring case studies ranging from the "downwardly mobile" Jewish neo-burlesque performers to the capitalistic Porn Princess Joanna Angel, Schwadron argues "that what is so funny about Jewish girls is their self-conscious looks and internalized cultural anxieties about failing to fit in, when fitting in is trite and tiresome for emboldened women who would rather strive to be comically eccentric" (164). Although not ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Charles Ludlam Lives! Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the
           Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company by Sean F. Edgecomb
           (review)
    • Abstract: Utilizing both archival research and performance ethnography to present a thorough and thoughtful "queerstory" (xv) of Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company and its extension through the work of three queer theatrical artists, author Sean Edgecomb impressively succeeds in positioning Ludlam as an overlooked influence on modern queer theory, and theatre in general. He divides his book, Charles Ludlam Lives! Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, into two thematic "acts." Act 1 provides a history and analysis of Ludlam's work, as well as a broader exploration of how "queer theory in a contemporary, post-millennial context may be used to better ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Remaking the Comedia: Spanish Classical Theater in Adaptation eds. by
           Harley Erdman and Susan Paun de García (review)
    • Abstract: Across four centuries, the stage history of the Comedia has been dominated by "freewheeling adaptation"—that is, by refundición (remaking), a theatrical term popularized in the eighteenth century. In their brief preface the editors of Remaking the Comedia acknowledge that for most Comedia scholars, refundición, which connotes the recasting of metal and the creation of a new object by adding other components, has implied an inferior version of an original work. This fine volume argues that "the stage history of the Comedia is very much a history of the plays-as-remakes," and its twenty-six contributors detail how such adaptations make the works accessible and meaningful for contemporary audiences (xvii).The four ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Performance and Professional Wrestling eds. by Broderick Chow, Eero Laine,
           and Claire Warden (review)
    • Abstract: I can never get enough of wrestling. The matches I saw as a kid—when I first witnessed wrestlers, fans, and managers engage with different models of heroism and villainy—remain ingrained in my mind. Other kids may have been raised watching pantomimes and musicals, but I remember hanging on to every line of dialogue or unexpected entrance by wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. Even then, I implicitly realized that its pleasures came precisely from it being fake and overly theatrical. As an adult theatre scholar I can now see an even more profound overlap between theatre and wrestling. Much like rigorous devised theatre–training methods, wrestlers go through intense physical-training systems to perform in ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sharon Pollock: First Woman of Canadian Theatre ed. by Donna Coates
           (review)
    • Abstract: Sharon Pollock: First Woman of Canadian Theatre is a collection of essays that provocatively reconsider the legacy of one of the central figures of Canadian theatre. In this important volume, editor Donna Coates has compiled a series of essays that examine (or reexamine) Pollock's neglected or misunderstood works, analyze her approaches using new methods, and recognize the breadth of her contributions to theatre and performance.While some essays in this volume use unorthodox approaches, most are conventional analyses of Pollock's dramatic oeuvre. Jerry Wasserman, for example, an American who moved to Canada during the Vietnam drafts, writes about Pollock's play Walsh, noting her treatment of the mythology ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Understanding John Guare by William W. Demastes (review)
    • Abstract: William Demastes's Understanding John Guare is an illuminating study of Guare's theatre, which he states is essentially an "experiment with audience expectations and theater's potential" (104). Arguing that Guare's plays demand too much of an audience and "too much of an entrenched critical community that expects a comforting familiarity that he is just not prepared to offer," Demastes surveys Guare's entire oeuvre and brings renewed attention to the playwright, who was last given a book-length study in my 2002 book, The Black Comedy of John Guare. Of particular note are Demastes's analyses of several one-act and full-length plays that Guare has written during the subsequent fifteen years, many of which receive ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art by Sam Wasson (review)
    • Abstract: The rebellious spirit of improv rests at the heart of Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art, Sam Wasson's sprawling history of the genre. For Wasson, not only is the improv performance onstage made up, but so too was the form itself. Refuting the idea that improvisation has always existed in some form or another, he states that improv needed to be "invented," and that it was done so "in America, by young, mostly middle-class amateurs, performers and producers, who, in the true spirit of the form, were making it up as they went along" (xi). Indeed, Wasson frames the development of improv as the story of contemporary American comedic entertainment, going so far as to say that improv is an extension of ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2018
    • Abstract: This is the sixty-sixth annual report of dissertations in progress in theatre arts in the United States. The entries contained in this report were gathered from those institutions offering a doctoral degree in theatre or related fields. The accuracy of the report depends largely on the cooperation of those faculty members who submitted complete and timely information. By compiling this data, we seek to inform the greater theatre community of the diverse research projects currently underway across various universities and disciplines.This report lists (in order) the doctoral student's name, dissertation title, institution, academic department, faculty supervisor, and projected year of completion. Dissertation topics ... Read More
      Keywords: Sanskrit drama; Jones, William,; Kālidāsa; Theater; Operas, Chinese; Literary form; Gender identity in the theater; Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany); The Public Theater,; Mathias, Sean; Ebersold, Scott; Culture Project,; Black Box Theatre,; Willett, Je
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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