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An Ibsen companion: a dictionary-guide to the life, works, and critical reception of Henrik Ibsen by
Call Number: Main Library Reference PT8887 .B79 1984
"After a good introductory essay dealing with the characteristics of Ibsen's plays, there follows a detailed chronology of Ibsen's life. The main body of the book includes character identification, information about the important people in Ibsen's life and career, and accounts of the most famous theater people, actors, and actresses associated with specific roles in the plays. In addition, a detailed stage history, a plot synopsis, and a structural analysis are presented for each play. The entries are remarkably well done and as complete as necesssary for an intensive introduction to Ibsen." -- Choice
Remaking American Theater: Charles Mee, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company by
Call Number: Main Library Stacks PN2277 .N5 C86 2006
Publication Date: 2006
The first book-length study of two of the most important American theater artists at the start of the twenty-first century. For twenty-five years, Mee and Bogart have pursued independent but sympathetic visions of theater rooted in the avant-garde of the 1960s, guided by a view of art and culture as a perpetual process of 'remaking'. This study provides both a general introduction to Mee's unorthodox playwriting, Bogart's innovative directing, and the ensemble work of the SITI Company and an in-depth case study of their work together on bobrauschenbergamerica, a piece inspired by the art of Robert Rauschenberg.
What Really Goes on in Sophocles' Theban Plays by
Call Number: Main Library Stacks PA4413.O7 D36 1996
Publication Date: 1996
This book examines the plots of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone as parts of separate and then connected stories. These stories expose hidden sides of the characters of the three main protagonists, Oedipus, Creon, and Antigone, and, in turn, cast new light upon the events we see play out on stage. Contents: Oedipus Rex: Chronology of Events; Investigative Talents; Public Posturing; Character Flaws; Some Answers to Earlier Questions; Other Views; Oedipus at Colonus; PART I: Chronology of Events; Introductory Remarks; What Happens to Oedipus; Antigone: Chronology of Events; Introductory Remarks; Burials; Creon in Antigone; Antigone in Antigone; A Lesson in Honoring Tradition and the Gods; Oedipus at Colonus: PART II: Appendix; Bibliography; Index; Index of Translated Passages.
Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theater by
Call Number: Main Library Stacks PN1936 .D65 2005
Publication Date: 2005
In Utopia in Performance, Jill Dolan traces the sense of visceral, emotional, and social connection that we experience at such times, connections that allow us to feel for a moment not what a better world might look like, but what it might feel like, and how that hopeful utopic sentiment might become motivation for social change. She traces these "utopian performatives" in a range of performances, including the solo performances of feminist artists Holly Hughes, Deb Margolin, and Peggy Shaw; multicharacter solo performances by Lily Tomlin, Danny Hoch, and Anna Deavere Smith; the slam poetry event Def Poetry Jam; and The Laramie Project.
The absent father in modern drama by
Call Number: Main Library Stacks PN1821 .R67 1995
Sections on Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus; Death of a Salesman; and Master Harold . . . and the boys.
From the Freudians to the feminists, the role of the absent or hidden father figure has played a part in narrative and cultural theory. This work presents the first full-length examination of the absent father in modern drama. It closely analyzes major works by Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Williams, Miller, Shepard, Rabe, Henley, Norman, Pielmeier, Shaffer, Osborne, Churchill, and Fugard.
Twentieth-Century American Dramatists by
Call Number: Main Library Reference x PS128 .D5 v. 341
Publication Date: 2008-07-11
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