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Critical Theory and Performance

Critical Theory and Performance - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0472064588

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ISBN13: 978-0472064588
ISBN10: 0472064584
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Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Published: 1992
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Critical Theory and Performance - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0472064588

Janelle G. Reinelt and Joseph R. Eds. Roach

ISBN13: 978-0472064588
ISBN10: 0472064584
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

This is the first comprehensive introduction to critical theory's rich and diverse contributions to the study of drama, theater, and performance.

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Cultural Studies
Introduction
For Whom Is the King a King? Issues of Intercultural Production, Perception, and Reception in a Kathakali King Lear
Performance Theory, Hmong Shamans, and Cultural Politics
Under the "Trickster's" Sign: Toward a Reading of Ntozake Shange and Femi Osofisan
David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly and Philip Kan Gotanda's Yankee Dawg You Die: Repositioning Chinese-American Marginality on the American Stage
Invasions Friendly and Unfriendly: The Dramaturgy of Direct Theater
Semiotics and Deconstruction
Introduction
Alceste in Hollywood: A Semiotic Reading of The Misanthrope
Unspeakable Justice: David Hare's Fanshen
Textuality and Authority in Theater and Drama: Some Contemporary Possibilities
After Marx
Introduction
Historicizing the Relations of Theatrical Production
Resistance to Theory: The Contradictions of Post-Cold War Criticism
Comedy About the Failure of Comedy: Stand-up Comedy and Postmodernism
Performing All Our Lives: AIDS, Performance, Community
Feminism
Introduction
Fe/male Impersonation: The Discourse of Camp
Focus on the Body: Pain, Praxis, and Pleasure in Feminist Performance
Practicing Cultural Disruptions: Gay and Lesbian Representation and Sexuality
Mrs. Siddons Looks Back in Anger: Feminist Historiography for Eighteenth-Century British Theater
Theater History and Historiography
Introduction
Annie Oakley and Her Ideal Husband of No Importance
Theater and Dialogism
The Doubled Subject and the New Playwrights Theatre, 1927-1929
Fascist Ideology and Theatricalization
Hermeneutics and Phenomenology
Introduction
History, Hermeneutics, and Narrativity
The Phenomenological Attitude
Psychoanalysis
Introduction
The Violence of "We": Politicizing Identification
Lacan's Antigone: A Case Study in Psychoanalytical Ethics
Critical Convergences
Introduction
Theory/History/Revolution
Ideology, Performance, and the Illusions of Demystification
Contributors
Index

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