Text & Presentation, 2014

Text & Presentation, 2014

by Graley Herren

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Text & Presentation gathers some of the best work presented at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. The subjects explored in this volume range from ancient to contemporary and encompass great cultural and intellectual diversity. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. A transcript of Hwang's conversation is the lead piece, followed by twelve research papers, one review essay and ten book reviews. This volume accurately represents the diversity of the annual conference, and represents the latest research in the fields of comparative drama, performance and dramatic textual analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476620251
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/17/2014
Series: The Comparative Drama Conference Series , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Graley Herren is a professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati and an executive board member for the Comparative Drama Conference. He has published widely on modern literature, with an emphasis upon the drama of Samuel Beckett and the fiction of Don DeLillo.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface 1
A Conversation with David Henry Hwang (Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.) 7
Translating Tempests: A Reading of Aimé Césaire’s Une Tempête in Translation (Giuseppe Sofo) 23
Telemachos, the Odyssey and Hamlet (Bruce Louden) 33
Cognitive Misappraisal in Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan  (Todd O. Williams) 51
Primal, Pure or Something in Between? Aida Walker, Dance and
Sexuality (Elizabeth M. Cizmar) 66
Mediating ­East-West Binarisms: A Study of ­Al-Hakim’s Hybrid
Plays (Ahmed Mohammed Ghaleb) 84
Fragments Shored: Some Remarks on T. S. Eliot’s Drama and the Uses of Hugh Grant’s Vacancy (Doug Phillips) 99
Cabaret and the ­Avant-Garde (Brigitte Bogar and Christopher Innes) 115
Fifty Years of Ariane Mnouchkine and the Théâtre du Soleil: The Director as Dramaturge, Theater Historian and Public Intellectual (Allen J. Kuharski) 132
Norodom Sihanouk: The “Unfinished” Story of American Global
Totalitarianism by Hélène Cixous and the Théâtre du Soleil (Les Essif) 151
Oedipus King / Oedipus Pig: Nanos Valaoritis’s Ludic Politics (Vassiliki Rapti) 164
Friends Dying Before Our Eyes in Annie Baker’s The Aliens (Thomas Butler) 179
A Comparative Analysis of Three Plays on Disasters: Omnium Gatherum, Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave, and Radio 311 (Yuko Kurahashi) 192
Perceptions of Memory and Mechanisms of Power: Beckett,
Williams and Pinter (Doug Phillips) 209
Review of Literature: Selected Books
Penny Farfan and Lesley Ferris, eds. Contemporary Women
Playwrights (Michael Y. Bennett) 217
Arturo J. Aldama, Chela Sandoval and Peter J. García, eds. Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands (Suzanne M. Bost) 220
Tony Jason Stafford. Shaw’s Settings: Gardens and Libraries (Rebecca S. Cameron) 223
Michael Y. Bennett. Narrating the Past through Theatre: Four
Crucial Texts (Alex Feldman) 225
Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. Black Medea: Adaptations in Modern Plays (Mathias Hanses) 228
Marianne Novy. Shakespeare and Outsiders (Peter Kanelos) 231
Ryan Claycomb. Lives in Play: Autobiography and Biography on the Feminist Stage (Amelia Howe Kritzer) 234
Andrew Sofer. Dark Matter: Invisibility in Drama, Theater and Performance (Jeffrey B. Loomis) 237
Philip C. Kolin and Harvey Young, eds. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person:
Interviews and Commentaries (Jaye Austin Williams) 240
Siyuan Liu. Performing Hybridity in ­Colonial-Modern China (Leo Shingchi Yip) 243
Index 247

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