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Journal Cover Comparative Drama
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  • “A somber passion strengthens her voice”: The Stage as Public Platform
           in British Women’s Suffrage Drama
    • Abstract: Writing in The Freewoman in 1912, Rebecca West—herself a supporter of women’s suffrage—denounced with characteristic acerbity the increasing popularity of “degradations of the drama written by propagandists,” complaining that “the public taste has already been so perverted that dislocated Suffrage speeches…stand the chance of wide popularity.”1 Despite her dismissive tone, West’s description of suffrage plays as “dislocated Suffrage speeches” is worth taking seriously, and it is this generic overlap between political oratory and theatre that is the subject of this paper. Many plays written in support of the British women’s suffrage movement capitalize on similarities between the stage and the public speaking ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • “I Knew Not How to Call Her Now”: The Bigamist’s Second Wife in The
           Witch Of Edmonton and All’s Lost By Lust
    • Abstract: In The Witch of Edmonton, a 1621 domestic tragedy by Thomas Dekker, John Ford, and William Rowley, Susan Carter discovers to her surprise that she is a whore. This news is a shock for the virtuous yeoman’s daughter, who has only just married Frank Thorney, the outwardly pleasant son of a poor gentleman from her village. Shortly after their wedding night, Frank has informed Susan that he must leave her for a time (2.2.144–48), and the puzzled young wife has followed him across the fields, whereupon he has drawn a knife to kill her.1 It is when Susan asks why that she receives the devastating answer, “Because you are a whore”; Frank explains, “[You are] no wife of mine. The word admits no second. / I was before ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • (Mis)reading Ibsen: Chinese Noras On and Off the Stage and Nora in Her
           Chinese Husband’s Ancestral Land of the 1930s as Reimagined for the
           Globalized World Today
    • Abstract: The curtain rises to reveal a stage in semi-darkness—with spotlight on a young female Chinese musician upstage, dressed in red and playing jingerhu, a two-stringed traditional Chinese music instrument, and another young Chinese actress in full dan (female role) costume singing a traditional Peking opera song.As this short overture transits into the opening scene of the play, we see a Chinese home of a yesteryear decor, simply furnished, and two men in their forties, one dressed in a long-sleeved Chinese jacket and one in suit and tie. The man in traditional Chinese attire, Han Ermao, writes on a scroll of red paper with ink and brush while the man dressed in Western clothing, Ruan Ke, comments on Han’s calligraphy. ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Melancholy Ontology, Evental Ethics, and the Lost (m)Other in Howard
           Barker’s Theatre of Catastrophe: An Analysis of 13 Objects
    • Abstract: Without a bent for melancholia there is no psyche, only a transition to action or play.[The play] is not about life as it is lived at all, but about life as it might be lived, about the thought which is not licensed, and about the abolished unconscious.Howard Barker (1946–) creates a tragic world, the avowed arché and telos of which are death. However, far from being tantamount to cessation, nihilistic terminus, or the perfection of life, death comes to designate not just the unknown, but the unknowable. It thus involves a state of nonknowledge that forecloses the normative values of use and exchange, and the orders of meaning and morality.3 As such, death in Barker’s Theatre of Catastrophe features as essentially ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Late Work of Sam Shepard by Shannon Blake Skelton (review)
    • Abstract: In The Late Work of Sam Shepard, Shannon Blake Skelton makes the case for a critical reconsideration of Shepard’s work since the late eighties, arguing that these later pieces contain less uncertainty than his earlier work and exhibit major changes in Shepard’s outlook. Shepard has always been prone to disrupting audience expectation, so it comes as little surprise that his “Late Style” upends much of what has gone before, though Skelton wisely shows the through lines of these concerns and how they connect to earlier work. Skelton claims this later work to have been given short shrift by critics thus far, even while he admits these works “leave much to desire” and vary in quality (16). After reading his book, I am ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage: Gesture, Touch and the Spectacle of
           Dismemberment by Farah Karim-Cooper (review)
    • Abstract: Continuing the long-standing yet ever evolving scholarly treatment of the early modern body, Farah Karim-Cooper crafts a study that is narrow in focus yet wide-ranging in breadth by casting attention upon the early modern hand. Like previous notable contributions to early modern body studies, Karim-Cooper takes a historicist approach, culling the archives to uncover discourses about the hand in pamphlets, art manuals, anti-theatrical tracts, and conduct books, among other texts. These varied discussions of the hand, Karim-Cooper demonstrates, significantly informed its presentation on the early modern stage, and more specifically, in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. The hand in early modern England, she argues, “was viewed as ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare’s Time
           by Jeffrey Masten (review)
    • Abstract: To introduce readers to what a practice of “queer philology” might look like, Jeffrey Masten opens this wonderful new book with a discussion of “Q.” A single letter, of course, constitutes an element that we might describe as one of the most basic components of language. In quick brushstrokes, Masten shows how queer a character Q really is. Take, for example, that Q’s name would have an erotic resonance in the time of Shakespeare as the sound of its name suggests a “cul” or “arse,” as the definition reads in an early modern French-English dictionary. Consider that, in order to teach the shapes of letters, primers sometimes portrayed letter forms on a grid in relation to forms and poses of the human body. Q, with ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shakespeare’s Extremes: Wild Man, Monster, Beast by Julián Jiménez
           Heffernan (review)
    • Abstract: Early in his introduction, Julián Jiménez Heffernan explains “This book is about the frontier life of three Shakespearean characters: Edgar [in King Lear], Caliban [in The Tempest] and Julius Caesar. By exploring their human limits I hope to prove that, in Shakespeare’s dramatic world, a border human or frontier human remains [emphasis mine], to all intents and purposes, a human” (9). Further on, Heffernan clarifies: “My central claim is that, despite their non-human appearance, these dramatic types remain, on the basis of implicit but discernible rules of ontological comportment organizing Shakespeare’s dramatic world, inescapably human” (18, emphasis mine). I do not know anyone who thinks that Edgar, naked and ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Theatre of David Henry Hwang by Esther Kim Lee (review)
    • Abstract: Like the other volumes in the Critical Companions Series, this study is pitched to appeal to a broad range of readers, providing various kinds of contexts—biographical, historical, and theoretical—for understanding the work of an “important” figure in theatre. Lee describes Hwang’s development as a playwright, summarizing and interpreting his plays from the first, written when the author was a senior at Stanford in 1979, right through to his latest, scheduled for publication in May 2017. The volume also contains essays by Josephine Lee, Dan Bacalzo, and Daphne Lei, each providing a more detailed analysis of an individual work. It closes with an extremely useful chronology of Hwang’s life and writings, including ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England by Tara
           E. Pedersen (review)
    • Abstract: Hybridity, monstrosity, and difference: these unstable early modern ontological categories are difficult to locate precisely or theorize vigorously. Tara E. Pedersen’s Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England, however, deftly mobilizes conceptions of sexuality and identity to argue for the cultural relevance of mermaids as objects of mystery and knowledge in the early modern English imagination. Pedersen begins with Sir Thomas Browne’s discussion of the mermaid as a “picture” in his Pseudodoxia Epidemica and charts the circulation of its representation and conceit. Pedersen notes how it “becomes a way to ‘think’ or picture the body” (3). The introduction highlights several theoretical trends ... Read More
      Keywords: English drama; Ibsen, Henrik,; Shepard, Sam,; Shakespeare, William,; English literature; Hwang, David Henry,
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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