Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Plays

Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Plays PDF Book Detail Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367075
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
First collection by an important, new African-American playwright.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Crumbs from the Table of Joy PDF Book Detail Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822215721
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 68

Book Description
THE STORY: Recently widowed Godfrey, and his daughters Ernestine and Ermina, move from Florida to Brooklyn for a better life. Not knowing how to parent, Godfrey turns to religion, and especially to Father Divine, for answers. The girls absorb their

A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage PDF Book Detail Author: Jocelyn L. Buckner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317586263
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 204

Book Description
A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this renowned, award-winning playwright's contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work. The collection contains chapters on each of her major works, and includes a special three-chapter section devoted to Ruined, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. The anthology also features an interview about collaboration and creativity with Lynn Nottage and two of her most frequent directors, Seret Scott and Kate Whoriskey.

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color PDF Book Detail Author: Roberta Uno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131728044X
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 510

Book Description
In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from an exciting range of theaters, large and small, from across the country, Roberta Uno brings together an up-to-date selection of plays from renowned and emerging playwrights tackling a variety of topics. From the playful to the painful, this revised and updated edition presents a rich array of voices, aesthetics, and stories for a transforming America.

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights

Contemporary African American Women Playwrights PDF Book Detail Author: Philip C. Kolin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135866481
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 10

Book Description
'The impressive array of scholars gathered in this collection, all experts in the field, read the plays with nuance and situate them deftly within their cultural and historical contexts. Scholars of contemporary theater and drama and of African American literature will find value in this engaging collection.' – Choice 'For students and scholars of American theatre and drama generally and African American theatre and drama most particularly, this is an extremely valuable critical source.' – Harry Elam, Stanford University, USA In the last fifty years, American and World theatre has been challenged and enriched by the rise to prominence of numerous female African American dramatists. Contemporary African American Women Playwrights is the first critical volume to explore the contexts and influences of these writers, and their exploration of black history and identity through a wealth of diverse, courageous and visionary dramas. Kolin compiles a wealth of new essays, comprising: Yale scholar David Krasner on the dramatic legacy of Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Marita Bonner and Georgia Douglas Johnson individual chapters devoted to: Alice Childress, Sonia Sanchez, Adrienne Kennedy, Ntozake Shange, Pearl Cleage, Aishah Rahman, Glenda Dickerson, Anna Deavere Smith and Suzan Lori-Parks an essay and accompanying interview with Lynn Nottage comprehensive discussion of attendant theatrical forms, from choreopoems and surrealistic plays, to documentary theatre and civil rights dramas, and their use in challenging racial and gender hierarchies. Contributors: Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Soyica Diggs, James Fisher, Freda Scott Giles, Joan Wylie Hall, Philip C. Kolin, David Krasner, Sandra G. Shannon, Debby Thompson, Beth Turner and Jacqueline Wood.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Crumbs from the Table of Joy PDF Book Detail Author: Sarah M. Reever
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 338

Book Description

Ruined TCG Edition

Ruined  TCG Edition  PDF Book Detail Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 155936629X
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 96

Book Description
A powerful new play by the author of Intimate Apparel.

Modern American Drama Playwriting 2000 2009

Modern American Drama  Playwriting 2000 2009 PDF Book Detail Author: Julia Listengarten
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350024759
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 312

Book Description
The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * Theresa Rebeck: Omnium Gatherum (2003), Mauritius (2007), and The Understudy (2008); * Sarah Ruhl: Eurydice (2003), Clean House (2004), and In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (2009); * Lynn Nottage: Intimate Apparel (2003), Fabulation or Re-Education of Undine (2004), and Ruined (2008); * Charles Mee: Big Love (2000), Wintertime (2005), and Hotel Cassiopeia (2006).

Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre 1910s to 2010s

Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre  1910s to 2010s PDF Book Detail Author: Lynne Greeley
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1621967425
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 588

Book Description
In this unprecedented, fascinating book which covers women in theatre from the 1910s to the 2010s, author Lynne Greeley notes that, for the purposes of this study, "feminism" is defined as the political impulse toward economic and social empowerment for females or the female-identified, a position perceived by many feminists as oppositional to ideas of femininity that they see as personally and politically constraining and that "femininity" comprises social behaviors and practices that mean as "many different things as there are women," some of which are empowering and others of which are not. This book illuminates how throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, playwrights and artists in American theatre both embodied and disrupted the feminine of their times. Through approaches as wide ranging as performing their own recipes, energizing silences, raging against war and rape, and inviting the public to inscribe their naked bodies, theatre artists have used performance as a site to insert themselves between the physicality of their female presence and the liminality of their disrupting the role of the feminine. Capturing that place of liminality, a neither-here-nor-there place that is often unsafe, where the established order is overturned by acts as banal as raising a plant, women have written and performed and disrupted their way through one hundred years of theatre history, even within the constraints of a variably rigid and usually unsympathetic social order. Creating a feminist femininity, they have reinscribed their place in the culture and provided models for their audiences to do the same. This comprehensive tome, part of the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts headed by John Clum (Duke University) is an essential addition for theater studies and women's studies.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater PDF Book Detail Author: James Fisher
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810879508
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 1002

Book Description
Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.

Intimate Apparel Fabulation

Intimate Apparel Fabulation PDF Book Detail Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367083
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Intimate Apparel will be the most produced play in America of the 2005-2006 season

The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

The Facts on File Companion to American Drama PDF Book Detail Author: Jackson R. Bryer
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438129661
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 657

Book Description
Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

The Feminist Spectator as Critic

The Feminist Spectator as Critic PDF Book Detail Author: Jill Dolan
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472035193
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 213

Book Description
This groundbreaking work in gender and performance, with a new introduction and updated bibliography

Worlds in Words

Worlds in Words PDF Book Detail Author: Mateusz Borowski
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443821799
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 275

Book Description
The collection of essays Worlds in Words: Storytelling in Contemporary Theatre takes up the currently widely debated issue of the revival of various techniques of storytelling in contemporary theatre practice and playwriting. This topic is set in a larger context of the crisis of traditional theatrical and dramatic representation in the 20th century and sets the discussion of new storytelling techniques within the framework of cultural and post-colonial studies, as well as the recent theories of performativity. These new performative modes of theatre practice in the recent decades have exerted a strong impact on the mainstream staging techniques as well as on the form and use of texts written for the theatre today. By focusing on the basic relationship between the text, the stage and the audience, the papers collected in this volume trace these fundamental changes taking place nowadays, which testify to the major shifts in the understanding of the very concept of theatre, its place among other arts and media, as well as in culture, especially in the marginalized cultures and diasporas. The authors of the papers collected here undertake a comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of storytelling and adopt an interdisciplinary approach which will makes it possible to give account of the diverse cultural and socio-political grounding of the contemporary theatrical and dramatic techniques.

A Study Guide for Lynn Nottage s Poof

A Study Guide for Lynn Nottage s  Poof   PDF Book Detail Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410355640
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 22

Book Description
A Study Guide for Lynn Nottage's "Poof!," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Teaching African American Literature Through Experiential Praxis

Teaching African American Literature Through Experiential Praxis PDF Book Detail Author: Jennifer L. Hayes
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030485951
Category : Study Aids
Languages : en
Pages : 132

Book Description
This book focuses on teaching African American literature through experiential praxis. Specifically, the book presents several canonical African American literature authors in a study abroad context. The book chapters consider the historical implications of travel within the African American literature tradition including slave narratives, migration narratives, and expatriate narratives. The book foregrounds this tradition and includes activities, rhetorical prompts, and thematic discussion that support instruction.

Representing Africa in the Motherland and the Diaspora

Representing Africa in the Motherland and the Diaspora PDF Book Detail Author: Kevin J. Wetmore
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527526062
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 252

Book Description
This volume brings together fifteen scholars from Africa, Europe and the United States to explore how Africa is represented in and through the performing arts and cinema. Essays include discussions of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, American influences on Nollywood, Nigerian video films, the representation of women in cinema, African dance in the diaspora, children’s music, and media portrayals of savagery from pop cinema through news reports of Ferguson, Missouri. Using a variety of methodologies and approaches, the contributors consider how African societies and cultures have been represented to themselves, to the continent at large, and in the diaspora. The volume represents an extended dialogue between African scholars and artists about the challenges of representing themselves and their respective societies within and without Africa. Many of the contributors are scholar-practitioners, offering practical guides on how to approach these performance and media forms as artists. As such, this book will serve as both model and building block for the next generation of representors, students, and audiences.