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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 507, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 411, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 269, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 233, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     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)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Narrative Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Goethe Yearbook     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)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     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)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ESQ: A J. of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Education and Treatment of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 0)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)

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      Abstract: An early prototype for my site-responsive performance work Vanitas required audience members to download a custom app to their own smartphones, listen to headphone audio, and look at onscreen pictures in a format we called the "illuminated podcast."1 Each audience member later received a text message ostensibly from a "real" person that required switching to the SMS app and texting back a response. The message contained instructions to leave the theatre alone and locate a nearby abandoned florist's shop. To do this, a participant had to switch among email, phone, maps, and SMS before finding the shop and switching back to the Vanitas app to listen to episode 2 of the illuminated podcast. This combination of a ... Read More
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  • Scripting Control: Computer Choreography and Neoliberal Performance

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      Abstract: In a double-length 2019 Dance Chronicle article, Francisco Sagasti surveys a history of what he calls "computer choreography": uses of computers for staged dance, with a particular emphasis on the use of computers to choreograph dance through rudimentary types of "AI."1 Moreover, he submits, in 1968, he led such a project at Pennsylvania State University (where he was pursuing a doctorate in operations research), writing software that scored a student-performed dance. Sagasti expresses boundless faith in computers, predicting that "interactions between human and machine intelligence will bootstrap each other, opening new and extraordinary opportunities for joint advance."2 As suggested by his sanguine tone, Sagasti ... Read More
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  • Performing the Glitch: AI Animatronics, Android Scenarios, and the Human
           Bias

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      Abstract: In 2011, I saw what was billed as an "android play." It was titled Sayonara and took place in the basement of the Berlin Museum of Asian Art, and I only knew about it because of a computer science newsletter to which I subscribed at the time. The project was based on a collaboration between roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro and design professor and theatre director Oriza Hirata. They later followed up with a production of Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters in 2013 and received some scholarly attention in the meanwhile.1Sayonara was a thirty-minute "étude," telling the story of a robot who recites poetry to a dying woman. The woman was played by a human actress and the robot was played by a device called Geminoid F, an ... Read More
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  • Theatre, Science Fiction, and Care Robots: Embodying Contemporary
           Experiences of Care

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      Abstract: In September 2020, it was announced that, following a successful trial, a humanoid robot named Pepper could soon be rolled out across UK nursing homes to help combat feelings of isolation and loneliness in residents (rolled out literally, as Pepper runs on wheels). Diminutive, wide-eyed, and friendly looking, Pepper was designed, as lead researcher Chris Papadopoulos explains, to "help fill lonely periods when, because of a stretched social care system, staff do not have time to keep residents company."1 To facilitate this, Pepper is embedded with "artificial intelligence that is culturally competent" so that "if it met an English resident, it would load up its cultural knowledge base … and have a guess that that ... Read More
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  • Grief Machines: Transhumanist Theatre, Digital Performance, Pandemic Time

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      Abstract: Faces, like moons, light up a treacle-black sky that used to be a theatre. Technically it is still a theatre—ostensibly the Project Arts Centre, Dublin—but the audience, such as we were once constituted in the so-called "real world," are not quite fully present to confirm or deny. Neither are we wandering in the night, even if it looks and feels as though we are, encircled by the spectral avatars of our heads hovering on iPads pitched in tiers above the ground. I see the faces of colleagues, some new students; there I am myself. But my body sits at my kitchen table, in London, eating dinner, observing this celestial surprise illuminate an otherwise dark and empty theatre. It is only in this way that we can ... Read More
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  • That Show Was Epic! Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band, 3/16/18 by
           Phil Lesh (review)

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      Abstract: During the pandemic, we have seen numerous strategies for addressing quarantined audiences' hunger for the live events they could no longer attend, including streaming live events on teleconferencing platforms and repurposing recorded performances as quasi-live ones. One way recorded performances streamed on the internet have been ascribed the characteristics of live shows is by limiting access: making the performance available online only at certain times, or for a limited period and, in some cases, to a restricted number of people, thus reproducing the sense of occasion and the feeling of being part of a specific audience attached to live events, even if one cannot see one's fellow spectators. Another strategy ... Read More
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  • The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls by Keli Goff (review)

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      Abstract: With its spotlight on Black women, Baltimore Center Stage's online production of The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls offered yet another example of how marginalized communities, while bearing the brunt of hardships like the pandemic and literally everything else, generate undeniable creativity. As playwright Keli Goff's words were brought to life, audiences saw that even when contained, Black women refuse to be constrained. Directed by Bianca Laverne Jones, the production showed that even though women of African descent cannot escape the countless ways that racism and sexism conspire to limit their options and joy, they always make room for themselves and one another.Even while contained by the viewer's ... Read More
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  • I Only Perform To The Mountain Goats by Anja Keister (review)

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      Abstract: When the pandemic shut down live performances in early 2020, burlesque performers looked to Zoom as a means to continue performing. Most shows featured prerecorded videos with live emcees, but Anja Keister of D20 Burlesque was one of the few producers in the New York area who focused primarily on live virtual shows. In January 2021, she produced a live virtual iteration of D20's charity fundraiser, I Only Perform to the Mountain Goats, a show featuring burlesque, drag, and circus arts, all performed to songs by the American indie-rock band the Mountain Goats. I Only Perform to the Mountain Goats has been an annual event for D20 since 2018; all proceeds go to benefit a charity selected by Mountain Goats frontman ... Read More
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  • This Is Who I Am by Amir Nizar Zuabi (review)

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      Abstract: Amir Nizar Zuabi's latest play, This Is Who I Am, experiments with place and displacement, loss and connection, in ways that expose our human vulnerabilities and engender hope in a time of uncertainty. More than a piece of pandemic theatre, this live performance broadcast directed by Evren Odcikin reimagined theatrical liveness and co-presence. Its organic use of the online medium, coupled with complex characters and nuanced dialogue, invited audiences to reflect on our isolation in the midst of a global pandemic, our use of technology to overcome it, and our co-dependency across physical distance. In these ways, This Is Who I Am suggested that resilience and connection are keys to overcoming human struggles.The ... Read More
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  • The Emperor of The Moon by Aphra Behn (review)

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      Abstract: In the first act of Aphra Behn's 1687 farce Emperor of the Moon, brilliantly brought to life in November 2020 by the R/18 Collective and broadcast over Zoom, Scaramouche describes to his mistress, Elaria, the trick that Elaria's lover Cinthio and his co-conspirator Charmante have invented to steal Elaria away from her watchful parent, Doctor Baliardo. Knowing Doctor Baliardo to be fascinated to the point of enthusiasm with "the world of the moon"—a world first revealed to English eyes by the invention of the telescope only a few years before the play's debut—Cinthio and his friend Charmante come up with a plan: Cinthio will disguise himself as the emperor of the moon and request Elaria's hand in marriage; Doctor ... Read More
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  • All The Devils Are Here: How Shake Speare Invented The Villain by Patrick
           Page (review)

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      Abstract: After his first monologue in All the Devils Are Here, Patrick Page—one of America's most esteemed and experienced Shakespearean actors—dropped character, looked directly at the camera and introduced not another scene, but a thesis statement. The goal of this digitally recorded, one-man performance, he explained, was more than to perform a sequence of polished speeches from Shakespeare's most notorious evildoers: Page wanted to know if and how Shakespeare's exploration of villainy made him "a more humane writer." While initially jarring, Page's easygoing personal commentary alongside soaring performances of material from Shakespeare's plays made for a captivating performance-as-researchproject that capitalized on ... Read More
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  • The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown (review)

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      Abstract: The African Company is in jail for the crime of performing Shakespeare while Black. White theatre impresario Stephen Price tells us the actors have caused a "riot" by daring to stage Richard III at the same time that the drama was slated for his Park Theater, and will remain locked up until they swear "in blank verse" never to play Shakespeare again. This is the central conflict of Carlyle Brown's The African Company Presents Richard III, recently directed as a staged reading by Carl Cofield and livestreamed by Red Bull Theater. The play dramatizes a conflict over the Bard between Black artists and presumed white authority that is backed by state power in nineteenth-century New York. Red Bull, which recently ... Read More
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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Henry Filloux-Bennett (review)

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      Abstract: To the extent that Henry Filloux-Bennett's The Picture of Dorian Gray was a success, it was also a damning indictment of that success. Based on Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel, the virtual production was updated to the present (the very present) day of 2021: masks were notable throughout the play as both a literal and metaphorical feature, and in the opening moments, Harry Wotton bemoaned having to comply with COVID restrictions while organizing a stag party. The story about a beautiful boy became a play about the medium of virtuality, and finally a play about theatricality itself—for, just as the success of Filloux-Bennett's Dorian rested on his ability to generate social buzz, the success of theatrical productions is ... Read More
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  • The Whip by Juliet Gilkes Romero (review)

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      Abstract: Kimberley Sykes's production of Juliet Gilkes Romero's The Whip was forced by COVID to close before the end of its run at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the time, no one knew just how topical the questions of the play would become over the following months. But during the summer of 2020, as statues of slave owners toppled and mobs fiercely protected a government-approved, selective version of British history, the early nineteenth-century events of Romero's play became increasingly relevant. Accordingly, the cast and creative team quickly reassembled virtually from their respective places of isolation to record an audio version of the piece. This recording was then made ... Read More
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  • Zoo Motel by Thaddeus Phillips (review)

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      Abstract: Zoo Motel was a one-person play that was written, performed, and livestreamed by Thaddeus Phillips in September 2020 from his studio in Colombia. Combining film technology, object theatre, puppetry, and magic-show elements, the play replaced linear action with a series of interconnected scenes, reflecting upon what it means to be trapped inside during an uncertain period and the human need for connection. Phillips played himself, a theatre director who came to stay at one of the motel rooms: he performed in front of the camera, but also used a special crane to operate the camera, transforming the space of the single room into a layered series of worlds. After the door to the room mysteriously disappeared,Thaddeus ... Read More
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  • Insulted. Belarus. Worldwide Read Ings by Andrei Kureichik (review)

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      Abstract: Om'Oba Jerry Adesewo, artistic director of the Arojah Royal Theatre, greeted Belarusian playwright Andrei Kureichik with "Welcome to Nigeria!" via Zoom for his company's reading of Kureichik's Insulted. Belarus. Adesewo's company joined an international reading series, stretching from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, of Kureichik's play about the brutal crackdown on the 2020 pro-democracy movement in Belarus, hoping to spread awareness and build solidarity for the movement. Amid the pandemic, the actors of the Arojah Royal Theatre convened through their cellphones and laptops, seated in empty stairwells, outside their buildings, and in shared domestic spaces in which to read the new play.In mid-September 2020, a month ... Read More
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  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie by Tom MacRae (review)

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      Abstract: After a year had passed since the outbreak of COVID-19, the pandemic took a devastating toll on theatre worldwide. But live performances continued in South Korea without any recorded cases of audience-to-audience transmission of the coronavirus as of February 2021. Simply by keeping its door open, South Korea's musical industry made global headlines, including via BBC News and the New York Times, which praised the country's ability to stage the international touring production of The Phantom of the Opera at full capacity between MarchJamie (MJ) in their red heels in Jamie. (Photo: Robin Kim, courtesy of Shownote Incorporated.)and August 2020, despite a three-week hiatus due to a positive test from one of the ... Read More
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  • Ratatouille: The Tiktok Musical by Lucy Moss (review)

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      Abstract: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, an unprecedented social-media-trend-turned-musical-concert, was born out of the unique intersection of the digital age: the rise of TikTok, meme culture, and the theatrical shutdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the animated 2007 Disney Pixar film, which tells the story of a Parisian rat named Remy who aspires to be a gourmet chef, TikTok user Emily Jacobsen wrote "Ode to Remy," to which Daniel Mertzlufft subsequently added an Alan Menken– style, Disney musical grand-finale orchestration. From there, the "ratatousical" took off on TikTok, with many users creating new songs, choreography, production designs (sets, costumes, puppets), and even a mock playbill. ... Read More
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  • Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre ed. by M. A. Katritzky
           and Pavel Drábek (review)

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      Abstract: Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre is one of the rare edited collections of essays that offers more than the sum of its parts. Severally, its chapters address a range of performance traditions in early modern Europe, some infrequently studied. Collectively, they demonstrate the variety of early modern performances and the lively interchange among traditions that made them possible. Most significantly, as brilliantly introduced and organized by M. A. Katritzky and Pavel Drábek, Transnational Connections articulates a sustained orientation towards performance in the early modern period and a powerful theory of a distinctive early modern strain of performance, native to no single place, inherently ... Read More
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  • Preaching The Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays by
           Maisha S. Akbar (review)

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      Abstract: In Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, Maisha Akbar examines the intersections of lynching dramas, performance theory, and a Black feminist blueswoman tradition. Drawing on the work of journalist and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells (1862–1931) and Bessie Smith's (1894–1937) performance of "Preachin' the Blues," Akbar provides, in three chapters, a perspective through which readers can recognize the disruptive force of Black feminist/non-normative subjects and strategies in lynching plays.In our 1998 volume, Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women, Kathy Perkins and I called for the recognition of lynching drama as a distinctly American genre, offered a definition ... Read More
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  • Henrik Ibsen: The Man and The Mask by Ivo de Figueiredo, and: Ibsen's
           Hedda Gabler: Philosophi Cal Perspective ed. by Kristin Gjesdal (review)

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      Abstract: The nineteen-century novelist Gustave Flaubert allegedly said of his eponymous main character Madam Bovery, "Madame Bovery, c'est moi." One could say the same of Henrik Ibsen and his protagonist, Hedda Gabler: both author and character are compelling, elusive, inscrutable, and incorrigible—and Hedda, like Ibsen, is vague about her motivations. Published in late 1890 and first produced in Germany in early 1891, Hedda Gabler's main character is the daughter of a general, marries beneath her to a pedant college professor, becomes enmeshed in a failed scheme, and dies by suicide. Her raison d'être is, however, obtuse. Ibsen also was aloof throughout his life, keeping the sources of his ideas close to the vest. Born ... Read More
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  • Possessed Voices: Aural Remains From Modernist Hebrew Theatre by Ruthie
           Abeliovich (review)

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      Abstract: In this groundbreaking book, Ruthie Abeliovich excavates from the audio recordings of Modernist Hebrew theatre the diasporic voices that ghost the Israeli soundscape. Placing sound at the center of her research, Abeliovich analyzes the Habima and Ohel theatre troupes' recordings in the interwar period. Tracing the actors' movements from Europe to Mandatory Palestine and plumbing Habima's textual archives, including artist memoirs and pre- and post-production documents, Abeliovich constructs a genealogy of the Hebrew language vis-à-vis its theatricalization on Habima's and Ohel's stages. In doing so, she highlights the conditions of the Hebrew language's revival within the crucible of anti-Semitic violence, Zionism ... Read More
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  • Acts of Poetry: American Poets' Theater and The Politics of Performance by
           Heidi R. Bean (review)

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      Abstract: Acts of Poetry: American Poets' Theater and the Politics of Performance begins with the twinned observations that many major twentieth-century poets were also, surprisingly, dramatists—and that the aesthetic and ethical innovations of some of the century's most adventurous playwrights appear to stem from poetic traditions. At the heart of Heidi Bean's valuable study lie the following questions: "In what ways had the stage furthered the aims of twentieth-century poetry, and in what ways had poetry furthered the aims of twentieth-century theater'" (2).Bean argues that critical blind spots have thus far prevented either poetry or theatre criticism from making full account of the messy, dynamic art form that goes, in ... Read More
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  • Beyond Text: Theater and Perfor Mance in Print After 1900 by Jennifer
           Buckley (review)

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      Abstract: The cover image of Jennifer Buckley's groundbreaking monograph shows the artist Carolee Schneemann reading from a book, one of her be loved cats staring at the camera from her lap. The photograph obliquely echoes the cover from one of Schneemann's own handprinted books, a reproduction of a sketch she made as a 4-year-old. As described by Buckley, "[t]he young artist sketched two figures separated by a rectangular plane, which could be a window, a mirror, or a frame. Each figure extends her arm under the plane's bottom edge, reaching toward the face of the other. … Around the image, Schneemann has sketched a second rectangle, which draws the eye to a third comprised by the edges of the page. … [H]er bookwork enables ... Read More
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  • Death in Modern Theatre: Stages of Mortality by Adrian Curtin (review)

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      Abstract: As Adrian Curtin observes in the introduction to his new book Death in Modern Theatre: Stages of Mortality, the topic of "liveness" has long defined contemporary theories of theatre and performance. Discussions about the so-called ontology of performance typically concern the paired ideas of presence and disappearance, recording technologies and documentation, trace and memory—all of which posit in some way the living, breathing body of an actor often co-present with those in the audience. Focusing on the work of Herbert Blau, Marvin Carlson, Alice Rayner, and Linda and Michael Hutcheon, Curtin briefly surveys theories of theatrical embodiment as a way of framing his study of how death and dying have been ... Read More
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  • Foucault's Theatres ed. by Tony Fisher and Kélina Gotman (review)

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      Abstract: "I would like to know how illness has been staged, how madness has been staged, how crime has been staged" (222), says Michel Foucault of his own body of work in the rare and revealing 1978 interview "The Philosophical Scene," newly translated and printed as an appendix to Tony Fisher and Kélina Gotman's important edited collection Foucault's Theatres. That Foucault has for so long evaded a book-length treatment in the realm of theatre and performance studies even as his methods have infused the same has always been something of a mystery. Finally, in Fisher and Gotman's new compendium, he takes center stage. In the same interview, Foucault describes his own books as "dramaturgies" (223); here at last they are ... Read More
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  • The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance ed. by
           Daphne P. Lei and Charlotte McIvor (review)

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      Abstract: The second decade of the twenty-first century saw a renewal of interest in a reinvigorated intercultural performance studies that has been called by some "the new interculturalism" and, at the end of the decade, by the editors of The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance, "Wave Three: 'Other Interculturalisms'" (following "Wave One: Emergence and Backlash" in the 1970s to 1990s, and "Wave Two: Consolidation" in the early 2000s to 2010). The third wave that this volume consolidates and advances, the editors argue, focuses on "projects and histories arising from migrant and/or minoritarian practices and practitioners, often in collaborative and community-based interculturalism-from-below" (241). ... Read More
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  • Tarell Alvin McCraney: Theater, Performnce, and Collaboration ed. by
           Sharrell D. Luckett et al. (review)

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      Abstract: Tarell Alvin McCraney: Theater, Performance, and Collaboration is the first book-length study to dedicate critical attention to the creative works of awardwinning playwright, director, and performer Tarell Alvin McCraney. The book features a meticulously researched career chronology, an astute introduction, eleven chapters devoted to examining McCraney's body of work by a stellar roster of interdisciplinary scholars, a roundtable with McCraney's fellow artists and collaborators, and a concluding interview with McCraney and the book's editors.The collection begins with coeditor Sharrell Luckett's chronology of McCraney's professional career beginning with his birth in 1980 in Miami, Florida, followed by significant ... Read More
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  • Participatory Theatre and The Urban Everyday in South Africa: Place and
           Play in Johannesburg by Alexandra Halligey, and: Prismatic Performances:
           Queer South Africa and The Fragmentation of the Rainbow Nation by April
           Sizemore-Barber (review)

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      Abstract: More than a quarter century after South Africa's return to the community of democratic nations, the country's post-apartheid constitution continues to inspire activists to press the government to enforce mandates for social rights such as housing, work, and well-being, and civil rights for all, especially those, including women and LGBTI people, who continue to suffer discrimination and violence even as they assert their right to full citizenship. April Sizemore-Barber highlights the constitution's standard-setting role and the lagging response of both society and the state on page 1 of her Prismatic Performances, and she argues in chapters on queer acts by professional artists, social activists, and television ... Read More
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  • Contemporary Scenography: Practices and Aesthetics in German Theatre, Arts
           and Design ed. by Birgit E. Wiens (review)

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      Abstract: Depending on the culture one comes from, scenography remains a contested term, innovative and useful for some, for others obscure or compromised. Even as a growing number of scholars writing in English have embraced the term, there is no universal consensus on its meaning. The book Contemporary Scenography: Practices and Aesthetics in German Theatre, Arts and Design, edited by Birgit E. Wiens, is a welcome contribution to the discussion, as it brings perspectives from German-speaking countries whose strong tradition of theatre and performance design is well known.Focusing on scenography in Germany after 1989 (with some examples from Austria and Switzerland) and intended for international readership, the book draws ... Read More
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  • Postdramatic Tragedies by Emma Cole (review)

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      Abstract: The central role of ancient Athenian tragedy in modern drama in the West stretches back to the rediscovery of Aristotle in early modern Italy. From Jacopo Peri's Dafne (1597), which used Greek mythological material, song, and chorus in an attempt to re-create Athenian tragedy, to Jan Fabre's Mount Olympus (2015), a twenty-four-hour-long durational performance that touched on every extant Athenian tragedy using text, dance, music, and visual and visceral spectacle, the Greeks have served as a foundational site from which to create and critique new ideas of tragedy. Emma Cole's Postdramatic Tragedies begins by discussing the Performance Group's Dionysus in '69, a radical adaptation of Euripides' Bacchae. With its ... Read More
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  • Social Housing in Performance: The English Council Estate on and Off Stage
           by Katie Beswick (review)

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      Abstract: Details of my early childhood years on a northern council estate in England feel very distant these days: hard to recall with any accuracy. Yet, as I read Katie Beswick's opening "memory fragments" of her "council estate journey" (xii), my own recollections of the social stigma that routinely attached and still attaches to the council-estate label began to surface.Beswick's memories are testimony to her research interest in council estates and preface an original and highly insightful monograph that looks behind the negative labeling of what she terms "council estateness" (12) circulating in dominant discourse. In particular, she aims to analyze how different modes of theatre and performance might, or might not ... Read More
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  • Theaters of Citizenship: Aesthetics and Politics in Avant-Garde
           Performance in Egypt by Sonali Pahwa (review)

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      Abstract: This smart and readable monograph reveals the significance of Egyptian avant-garde performance to the formation of new "repertoires of citizenship" (5)—the myriad ways of performing nation and national resistance that emerged in state-financed and independent theatre venues before and after the January 25th revolution of 2011. Through the lens of theatre practice, Theaters of Citizenship explores Egyptian responses to a range of modern phenomena, from the rise of neoliberal politics with its doctrine of self-help to trends in Arab feminism and the rethinking of Arab masculinities. Theaters of Citizenship is an important contribution to an emerging literature on Egyptian identity formation and political action in ... Read More
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  • Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across
           America by Stacy Wolf (review)

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      Abstract: Over the course of two decades, musical theatre scholars have established the significance of musicals as cultural products, historical documents, and productive sites for interrogating gender, race, and sexuality. While their studies continue to prove valuable and generative, much of the extant scholarship attends to Broadway, Off Broadway, and West End productions exclusively. Stacy Wolf, who has been instrumental in legitimating musical theatre as an object of analysis, purposefully broadens the scope of musical theatre scholarship with her newest monograph, Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre across America. Throughout the book, she directs readers to amateur musical theatre ... Read More
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