Monthly Archives: January 2021

Books Received

If you would like to write a review for JADT, please contact our current book review editor Maya Roth at mer46@georgetown.edu. If you know of a book that would be suitable for review in JADT, please arrange for a copy to be mailed to the Editors, JADT/Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 […]

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Encounters on Contested Lands and Provocative Eloquence

Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Québec. Julie Burelle. Performance Works, Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2019; 232 pp. Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence, and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States. Laura L. Mielke. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2019; 296 pp. Issues that surrounded Black and Indigenous […]

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Contemporary Women Stage Directors

Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversations on Craft. Paulette Marty. London; New York: Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury Collections, 2019; Pp. 292 + viii. Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversations on Craft presents an ambitious compilation of interviews with twenty-seven contemporary women stage directors, while archiving and reflecting on relatively underrepresented women stage directors in the US and the UK. Tracing the […]

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Ensemble-Made Chicago

Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide To Devised Theater. Chloe Johnson and Coya Paz Brownrigg. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2019. Pp. 202. Chloe Johnson and Coya Paz Brownrigg’s Ensemble-Made: A Guide to Devised Theater (2019) is a valuable resource for theater educators and practitioners, particularly those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the craft variously known as […]

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Twenty-First Century American Playwrights

Twenty-First Century American Playwrights. Christopher Bigsby. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018; Pp. 228. In 1982, Christopher Bigsby penned A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama. What was originally planned as a single volume expanded to three, with volume 2 being released in 1984 and Volume 3 in 1985. Although Bigsby, a literary analyst and novelist […]

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Intersectional Identities, Collaborations, and Contemporary Performance Practices

Maya Roth, Editor Contemporary Women Stage Directors: Conversation on Craft By Paulette Marty Reviewed by Dohyun Gracia Shin   Double review Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Québec By Julia Burelle  and Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States By Lauren Mielke Reviewed by Vivian […]

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