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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 489, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 387, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 243, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 210, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
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J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
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J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
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J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
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Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
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Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
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High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Theatre History Studies
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Number of Followers: 8  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0733-2033 - ISSN (Online) 2166-9953
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    • Abstract: Theatre History Studies is an annual journal. We print one issue per year, and we assemble it almost a year in advance. I write this introduction in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election and I find it hard to project what commentary might be the most applicable in the fall of 2017. The scholarship in this issue resonates with several developments that dominate the global political sphere, such as upheaval in conservative and liberal social positions and tactics, ongoing debates about national identity, new contours of generational conflict, upsurges in student activism, and resistance to or embrace of change, in any format.Laura Ferdinand Feldmeyer's documentation and analysis about a key ... Read More
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    • Abstract: In 1951, Paduan sculptor and mask-maker Amleto Sartori delivered a commedia mask to the Piccolo Teatro of Milan.1 As he ventured into the rehearsal hall, he saw an actor performing acrobatics with a very large rifle. It was Marcello Moretti (Venice 1910–Rome 1961), for whom he had made the mask and who was currently rehearsing the part of Arlecchino for a production of Goldoni's L'amante militare, directed by Giorgio Strehler.2 Moretti tried the mask on during the rehearsal, but quickly lost his temper. Sartori remembers, "He was furious like a wild colt forced to wear the bridle for the first time," and adds that Moretti exclaimed, "'I cannot act with this thing on my nose, it hurts me, I cannot see' and he ... Read More
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  • New Writing and Theatre History: Introduction to the Special Section
    • Abstract: The essays in this special section arrived in response to a call to consider new writing for the theatre, a call asking about when there have been particular densities of new play production, specific initiatives for new types of writing to be developed, or major shifts in the styles of theatre writing. The call for submission reflected a desire to extend current Anglo American discussions of new play production and the role of new writing in theatre economies by potentially going back further when looking at examples of the role of new writing in theatre, looking elsewhere in world geography for examples of period or initiatives marked by a desire for new plays to be written for theatre, or developing closer case ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • New Plays in New Tongues: Bilingualism and Immigration at the New Italian
           Theatre in France
    • Abstract: When the Regent Philippe d'Orléans invited Modenese actor Luigi Riccoboni to reinstitute the Comédie-Italienne in 1716, almost twenty years had passed since an Italian troupe had played in Paris. The new Italian troupe (aka the Nouveau Théâtre Italien) was led by Riccoboni, who had established himself as one of the more reputable actors in northern Italy at the time.1 However, Riccoboni soon discovered that language was a significant barrier in Paris. The audience had not heard Italian on the French stage for nearly twenty years and, therefore, could scarcely understand the dialogue. In an effort to combat this problem, Riccoboni sought the collaboration of several French dramatists, such as Jacques Autreau and ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Waterloo Summer of the Prince of Wales's Theatre: New Writing, Old
           Friends, and Early Realism in the Victorian Theatre
    • Abstract: In her joint autobiography with her husband, Squire Bancroft, Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft: On and Off the Stage, actress and theatrical manager Marie Bancroft (née Wilton), writes that following the 1866 season, her Prince of Wales's company obtained an engagement in Liverpool: "Before starting, we were told that there was a sort of epidemic at Liverpool; so several of us decided to live at Waterloo, a pretty seaside place a few miles off, where the train could take us every night after the performance was over. We occupied several villas facing the sea, and formed quite a little colony of our own, including Mr. Robertson (who came down for the purpose of finishing and producing his new comedy, Ours), Mr. and Mrs. Byron ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Chekhov's Three Sisters: A Proto-Poststructuralist Experiment
    • Abstract: In Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters (1900), the domestic scene may appear estranged, both static and understated, but it becomes increasingly familiar the longer one looks. Characters, like well-tuned instruments, echo, harmonize, and clash as they seek meaning in each other's words and gestures. In an impressionistic polyphony of voices, one hears soundings of desire, outrage, and self-revelation above a basso continuo of longing, loss, and regret.1 Borrowing terms from painting and music, critics have called this play both impressionistic and symphonic, descriptors that point to how Chekhov's writing works in a new way or changes the structures of dramatic storytelling. Indeed, more than realism or formalism ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Historicizing Shakesfear and Translating Shakespeare Anew
    • Abstract: "Bless thee, Bottom! bless thee! thou art translated."In 2011, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), helmed by artistic director Bill Rauch, started an experimental project to "translate" Shakespeare's plays into contemporary English. The project was funded by tech entrepreneur Dave Hitz and led by Dr. Lue Morgan Douthit, then director of literary development and dramaturgy at OSF. The experiment started with a single text: Timon of Athens. Poet and translator Kenneth Cavander, known for his work translating Greek plays into English, was chosen to undertake a trial "translation" of this lesser-known play into twenty-first-century English.1 In approaching this translation, Cavander did not paraphrase and worked to ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A New Noble Kinsmen: The Play On! Project and Making New Plays Out of Old
    • Abstract: When evaluating any play, dramaturgs ask of it: "Why this play' Why this play now'" The answers to these questions are complicated when evaluating the purpose and power of a play that is a retelling of a currently existing dramatic story. What does it mean to make a "new" play out of an "old" play' Why do we need to make a new play out of an old one' This line of questioning belies subtextual questions such as, What is the issue with the older version of the play that hinders an audience's understanding of or appreciation for the story being told' Has something changed about our society and the way we view the older version of this story that needs to be addressed for the story to resonate with contemporary ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Making New Theatre Together: The First Writers' Group at the Royal Court
           Theatre and Its Legacy within the Young Writers' Programme
    • Abstract: The reconstruction of the Royal Court between 1996 and 2000 saw the theatre relocated to the heart of London's West End. The Court's delayed return to Sloane Square, along with the arrival of Ian Rickson as the theatre's new artistic director (1998–2006), allowed for a period of reflection and adjustment as the theatre approached the new millennium. Under Stephen Daldry's leadership (1992–1998), the Royal Court enjoyed one of the most successful periods in its history, with new plays by exciting young playwrights such as Sarah Kane, Joe Penhall, Mark Ravenhill, and Rebecca Prichard all contributing to what was hailed as the "renaissance of new writing."1Through Rickson's appointment, the Royal Court returned to ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • New Writing in a Populist Context: A Play, a Pie and a Pint
    • Abstract: While in Glasgow during a May 2012 research trip, I took many cabs. Glasgow cab drivers are known, in my experience, for asking two questions: "Where are you from'" and "What brings you to Glasgow'" In the case of every cab driver but one, the driver's immediate response upon learning that I was studying Scottish theatre was to ask whether I'd been to Òran Mór. More often than not, my affirmative reply would be followed by the driver rattling off a list of plays he had seen there, frequently including a personal critique of the best and worst plays. And in the one case in which my cab driver had not yet been to Òran Mór, he told me he was going the next day. The plays that these cab drivers, and throngs of ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Playwriting and the Now New
    • Abstract: I write from the University of Washington's School of Drama, which celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary during the 2015–16 academic year. It's a school that, like so many theatre programs, groped its way out of an English department long before colleges in the United States trained actors, directors, and designers for a living theatre, and a full two decades before American cities commonly housed permanent professional theatres. The "drama" in its name carries its origins as a literary art. As a result, it sounds rusty, a bit old-fashioned. The idea of writing about "new drama" feels oxymoronic. The study of dramatic literature long ago gave way the study of performance, and our notions of text expanded far ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Black Folks's Theatre to Black Lives Matter: The Black Revolution on
           Campus
    • Abstract: At a time when the value of a college education, particularly a humanities education, is under attack, the Black Lives Matter campus protesters of 2015 have shown, through their own display of historically informed and intersectional politics, that universities matter.Throughout the past three years social media has exploded with accounts of black student protests over racist administrative practices and ineffective responses to hate crimes at institutions of higher education. These protests emerge from a rich tradition of black student activism that spans nearly fifty years. "While the white student movement of the late 1960s has garnered much more attention, black student protest produced greater campus change," ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett by Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr
           (review)
    • Abstract: Theatre and Evolution is a significant contribution to modern theatre and performance scholarship because of its science-oriented intervention into the familiar narrative of the history of modern European and American theatre and performance. Shepherd-Barr focuses on questions pertaining to evolution as she makes the case that modern drama, studied in relationship with other cultural performances, is not just about the rise of the individual but rather is deeply invested in the (very) long-term stakes of humanity. She deftly curates a vast quantity of archival sources to situate theatre and performance as integral to evolutionary discourse throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Shepherd-Barr unites the ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Traveling Tent Theatre, 1900–1940: Rural and Small Town Tent
           Show Plays Performed in the Midwest (Including Scripts of Popular Tent
           Theatricals) by Dawn Larsen and Richard L. Poole (review)
    • Abstract: As this volume's introduction states, histories of American theatre "focus almost exclusively on urban theatre" (1), which appears obvious at first glance. After all, one of the primary ingredients for a vibrant theatre culture is a large enough, informed populace who are at least somewhat economically well-off and who possess the leisure time necessary to indulge in theatregoing. This is also true of other national Western theatre cultures, which rate and support their theatres based on successful productions in taste-making urban centers like London, Paris, and Berlin. Likewise, American theatre is primarily aware of shows emanating from New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. Little attention has been paid throughout ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rooms in Dramatic Realism by Fred Miller Robinson (review)
    • Abstract: Realism, asserts Fred Miller Robinson, needs to be revisited as "the revolution that Ibsen wrought onstage"; it needs to be probed for its theoretical and theatrical possibilities, moving the needle away from and beyond the usual "social issues reliant on text" setting on the critical dial (ix). In 106 readable pages comprising fifty-two trenchant, self-contained essays on individual plays—most of them well known—Robinson makes abundant good on the challenge he has issued. His interest is not anything so banal as the recognizable everyday in settings, much less mere environmental determinism. Rather, he looks to intersections of the psychological and the social, telescoped and distilled into high stakes dialectics ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Offstage Voices: Life in Twin Cities Theater by Peg Guilfoyle (review)
    • Abstract: From major regional equity houses playing classics of Western theatre to small itinerant groups performing pop-up projects in unexpected locales, the Twin Cities is home to a dynamic and diverse range of theatre and performance. In recent years, it is experiencing many of the same issues facing communities of similar size across the country: an aging audience base with a complex philanthropic system that is aging with it, political hierarchies that determine who gets access to funding and space, a shifting real estate market that has forced the closure of a number of performance venues, and so on. The community is home to three regional Tony Award–winning companies but also is an environment where one of them—the ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor eds.
           by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth (review)
    • Abstract: Editors Elizabeth Osborne and Christine Woodworth, much like archeologists, discover artifacts, treasure, and the spooky remains of forgotten theatrical traditions in Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. In this collection of essays dedicated to the sweat and toil that make a theatrical performance seem cool and effortless, Osborne and Woodworth, along with twelve other historians of American theatre, recover work of all kinds—from the most manual and menial labors to the most intuitive and inspired creative acts—that often goes unacknowledged in the theatre, because it is either obscured, unpleasant, undervalued, or simply unfathomable.In the introduction to their subject of ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Child Labor in the British Victorian Entertainment Industry, 1875–1914
           by Dyan Colclough (review)
    • Abstract: Dyan Colclough's monograph is a well-structured, comprehensive assessment of child labor in the theatrical industry in Victorian England. Colclough draws extensively from primary sources, written by performers, managers, producers, reformers, audiences, the government, and proprietors of related industries, and uses them to create an interwoven assessment of these complex competing interests. On top of these sources, Colclough layers secondary scholarship, including studies on the history of children, educational reform movements, and labor legislation. The period under consideration is one wherein "child laws were believed to be addressing the issue of child labor, [and yet] the recruitment of child performers not ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire by Hiram
           Pérez (review)
    • Abstract: Hiram Pérez's A Taste for Brown Bodies, a recent addition to the Sexual Cultures series from New York University Press, has at its heart a provocative thesis that invites further development by future scholars. In his work, Pérez draws on queer theory and critical race theory to examine the inflection(s) of gay identity in a variety of texts. Through such representative (and historicized) exemplars of masculinity as the sailor, the soldier, and the cowboy, Pérez argues for their "queer cosmopolitanism" as the basis for a gay modernity uniquely suited to deployment by the forces of American imperialism.In his lucid introduction, Pérez rightfully takes queer studies to task for its failure to sufficiently incorporate ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage by Henry Bial (review)
    • Abstract: Henry Bial's impressive scholarship has contributed extensively to the broader historiography of theatre and performance, not to mention his research on two topics: (1) Bertolt Brecht and (2) Jewish history in American film and drama. Bial's most recent work falls under the latter category, an inquiry into adaptations of the Bible on Broadway. Like the rest of Bial's oeuvre, Playing God is remarkable for both the breadth and the depth of its analyses. As the introduction points out, from Broadway's unofficial modern beginnings (around the 1890s) to the present, the Great White Way has staged no fewer than 121 biblical adaptations. Beginning with Wilson Barrett's The Sign of the Cross (1896) in chapter 1 and ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Performance and Temporalisation: Time Happens eds. by Jodie McNeilly, and
           Maeva Veerapen (review)
    • Abstract: Performance and Temporalisation: Time Happens is a new addition to Palgrave MacMillan's Performance Philosophy series, edited by Laura Cull, Alice Lagaay, and Freddie Rokem. The series includes monographs and collections of essays that explore the relationship between performance and philosophy, allowing for a wide range of understanding within each of those terms. Its expansion of performative modes and philosophical studies allows the series to address not only the philosophy of performance but also performance-as-philosophy and philosophy-as-performance. This collection of essays is divided into four parts, and in this way, the collection is able to explore comprehensively its central argument: that time is "not ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film by Victoria Duckett
           (review)
    • Abstract: Sarah Bernhardt, an internationally known actress who toured the world to great acclaim in the late nineteenth century, was perhaps best known for her golden voice. In the early twentieth century she embarked on a journey into the world of film—more importantly, silent film. How did an actress known specifically for her voice fare in a silent medium' How would her reputation for overseeing every aspect of a production, from management and performance to the miseen-scène, translate to the burgeoning film industry' How would her film endeavors impact her celebrity and status' These are the questions that Victoria Duckett examines in Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film. In Duckett's own words: "My work ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth by Daniel J. Watermeier
           (review)
    • Abstract: A labor of love and a work of careful scholarship, Daniel J. Watermeier's American Tragedian chronicles the life and career of Edwin Booth from his humble beginnings in the shadow of his famous actor father through his growth and maturation as a theatre artist and manager. Of course, much has previously been written about Edwin Booth, and at the outset of his book Watermeier openly acknowledges this fact. Yet the author clearly justifies his work, making the case that previous writings on Booth either lack sufficient documentation or tend to be skewed toward his connection to his infamous brother, John Wilkes Booth. Watermeier seeks to present a more measured and methodical look at Edwin Booth's biography. This ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lincoln and Shakespeare by Michael Anderegg, and: Fortune's Fool: The Life
           of John Wilkes Booth by Terry Alford (review)
    • Abstract: The location of Abraham Lincoln's assassination has made this infamous event a continued point of inquiry not just for historians generally but for theatre researchers. Two recent books focus on the principal actors in that drama, and, while admirable works of scholarship, each would have been better served had the author had a firmer grounding in the theatre world of the mid-nineteenth century.Abraham Lincoln's fondness for Shakespeare has become something of a commonplace. In Lincoln and Shakespeare, Michael Anderegg examines the depth of the president's relationship to the Bard. Sensibly organized, this work analyzes the evidence of Lincoln as a reader and audience member while also examining Shakespeare's place ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Childhood and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: The Work of the Marsh
           Troupe of Juvenile Actors by Shauna Vey (review)
    • Abstract: Shauna Vey's microhistory of the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Comedians—an antebellum company of child actors performing in popular melodramas, fantasies, and farces written for adults—functions as an act of recuperation, narrowing in on a successful yet unheralded theatre company working in America and abroad while also exploring larger interests around child labor, the commodification of idealized childhood, and the changing nature of entrepreneurship. This slim volume narrows its focus onto five members of the troupe: manager Robert Marsh, his children, Mary and Georgie, and two additional child performers, Louise Arnot and Alfred Stewart. "As members of a stock company led by an impresario," Vey writes, "these ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Early Modern Drama in Performance: Essays in Honor of Lois Potter ed. by
           Darlene Farabee, Mark Netzloff, and Bradley D. Ryner (review)
    • Abstract: Early Modern Drama in Performance, a Festschrift in honor of Lois Potter, a professor emerita of English at the University of Delaware, is an excellent collection of thirteen short essays that explore the connections between early modern texts and theatrical performance. The topics of the essays are, by design, eclectic, reflecting Potter's varied work as a textual editor, theatre critic, biographer, and curator of "playreadings that she has hosted throughout her teaching career … [that] breathed life into many old plays and made participants aware of the dramatic possibilities of (mostly) non-Shakespearean drama (3)." The essays—all of which are by tenured, senior, or emeritus scholars—are arranged chronologically ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Victorian Classical Burlesques: A Critical Anthology by Laura
           Monrós-Gaspar (review)
    • Abstract: Laura Monrós-Gaspar's annotated text is a welcome addition to the few published collections on Victorian burlesque, including those compiled by Richard W. Schoch, W. D. Adams, and by the Historical Libretto Series. To date, it is also the only one of its kind focused exclusively on Victorian classical burlesques—that is, theatrical travesties rooted in classical Greek and Roman texts and Victorian sensibilities.As Monrós-Gaspar argues in the first section, classical burlesques moved between classical and Victorian mythologies and are, therefore, best understood "en masse" rather than as "solitary cases, exemplify[ing] … the social correlation of collective imaginaries and articular cultural and social realities" ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American
           Theatre by Dorothy Chansky (review)
    • Abstract: In their introduction to Food and Theatre on the World Stage (2015), part of the Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies series, Dorothy Chansky and coeditor Ann Folino White note that the late-twentieth-century growth in food studies demonstrates that food and the labor used to produce and consume it are enmeshed with cultural identity; for example, the time and energy spent rolling pasta and sautéing garlic are as integral to the traditional Italian American Sunday dinner as are the oral and physical interactions between family members creating and consuming the meal. While the articles included in Food and Theatre treat the mingling of food and performance throughout world history, Kitchen Sink ... Read More
      Keywords: Sartori, Amleto,; Theater; Theater and nationalism; World War, 1914-1918; Actors; Bancroft, Squire,; Bancroft, Marie,; Rauch, Bill,; Shakespeare, William,; Royal Court Theatre.; American drama; Black theater; College theater; Darwin, Charles,; Child actors; Bernhar
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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