Book Review


Re-Imagining America and Theater: Race, Representation, and Form

Maya Roth, Editor   Casting a Movement: The Welcome Table Initiative Edited by Claire Syler and Daniel Banks Reviewed by Erith Jaffe-Berg Tarell Alvin McCraney: Theater, Performance, and Collaboration Edited by Sharrell D. Luckett, David Román, and Isaiah Matthew Wooden. Reviewed by DeRon Williams The Theatre of August Wilson By Alan Nadel Reviewed by Jasmeene […]

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Black Performance and Pedagogy

Donatella Galella, Editor The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era By Jonathan Shandell Reviewed by Jennie Youssef Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches Edited by Sharrell D. Luckett with Tia M. Shaffer Reviewed by DeRon S. Williams Palabras del Cielo: An Exploration of Latina/o Theatre for Young Audiences Compiled by José Casas with […]

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Performance and Politics

Donatella Galella, Editor Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left By Malik Gaines Reviewed by Kristin Moriah The Contemporary American Monologue: Performance and Politics By Eddie Paterson Reviewed by Kevin T. Browne Immersions in Cultural Difference: Tourism, War, Performance By Natalie Alvarez Reviewed by Eero Laine Samuel Beckett’s Theatre in America: The Legacy of […]

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History, Musicals, and the Americas

Donatella Galella, Editor Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical By Kevin Winkler Reviewed by Phoebe Rumsey Defiant Indigeneity: The Politics of Hawaiian Performance By Stephanie Nohelani Teves Reviewed by Angela L. Robinson Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre By Cindy Rosenthal Reviewed by Derek Munson Historians on […]

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Radical Experiments in American Playwriting, Tragedy, and Tourism

Maya Roth, Editor   Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry By Soyica Diggs Colbert Reviewed by Kristyl D. Tift Susan Glaspell’s Poetics and Politics of Rebellion By Emeline Jouve Reviewed by Jennifer-Scott Mobley The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected By Edwin Wong Reviewed by David Pellegrini Performance and the […]

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Slavery, Murder, and an American Tragedy

Susan Kattwinkel, Editor   American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth By Daniel J. Watermeier Reviewed by Karl Kippola   The Captive Stage: Performance and the Proslavery Imagination of the Antebellum North By Douglas A. Jones, Jr. Reviewed by Beck Holden   Murder Most Queer: The Homicidal Homosexual in the American Theater By Jordan Schildcrout […]

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Musicals, Minstrelsy, and More

Donatella Galella, Editor American Musical Theater By James Leve Reviewed by Eric M. Glover May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy By Sharon Ammen Reviewed by Franklin J. Lasik Chinese Looks: Fashion, Performance, Race By Sean Metzger Reviewed by Christine Mok New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway Edited by Edna […]

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Bodies and Playwrights

Donatella Galella, Editor Building Character: The Art and Science of Casting By Amy Cook Reviewed by Ariel Nereson Latinx Theater in the Times of Neoliberalism By Patricia A. Ybarra Reviewed by Trevor Boffone The Late Work of Sam Shepard By Shannon Blake Skelton Reviewed by Carol Westcamp Disability Theatre and Modern Drama: Recasting Modernism By […]

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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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Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink

Susan Kattwinkel, Editor   Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being Edited by Nicola Shaugnessy Reviewed by Natalie Tenner   August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle: Critical Perspectives on the Plays Edited by Sandra G. Shannon Reviewed by James M. Cherry   Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American Theatre By Dorothy Chansky Reviewed by Joanna Mansbridge […]

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