Monthly Archives: December 2020

“Ya Got Trouble, My Friend, Right Here”: Romanticizing Grifters in American Musical Theatre

by Dan Venning The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 1 (Fall 2020) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Grifters. Flim-flammers. Matchstick men. Confidence men.[1] These are only a few of the many exotic and perhaps amusing-sounding names for those who spin the truth and perpetrate frauds on unsuspecting […]

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Unhappy is the Land that Needs a Hero: The Mark of the Marketplace in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1-3

by Michael P. Jaros The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 1 (Fall 2020) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Appearing within the first iteration of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fraught national conversations over the legacies of the American Civil War, Suzan Lori Parks’s Father Comes […]

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Silence, Gesture, and Deaf Identity in Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening

by Stephanie Lim The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 1 (Fall 2020) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center For a woman to bear a child, she must . . . in her own personal way, she must . . . love her husband. Love him, as she can […]

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Troubled Collaboration: Belasco, the Fiskes, and the Society Playwright, Mrs. Burton Harrison

by Eileen Curley The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 33, Number 1 (Fall 2020) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2020 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center In 1901, David Belasco sued Harrison Grey Fiske and Minnie Maddern Fiske over the Manhattan Theatre’s production of Mrs. Burton Harrison’s play, The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch. Harrison, an established novelist […]

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