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Race, Identity and Performance

Maya Roth, Editor Black Movements: Performance and Cultural Politics By Soyica Diggs Colbert Reviewed by Eleanor Russell Law & Sexuality in Tennessee Williams’s America By Jacqueline O’Connor Reviewed by Susan C. W. Abbotson Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze By Shane Vogel Reviewed by Isaiah Matthew Wooden Staging Family: Domestic Deceptions of Mid-Nineteenth Century American […]

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Rehearsing Bereavement with Laughter: Grief, Humor, and Estrangement Affect in Sarah Ruhl’s Plays of Mourning

by Seokhun Choi The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 32, Number 1 (Fall 2019) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2019 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Introduction: Mourning, Estrangement, and Affect According to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, world-renowned experts on loss and healing, we now live in “a new death-denying, grief-dismissing world” as illness and […]

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Mabou Mines Tries Again: Past, Present, and the Purgatory of Performance Space

by Jessica Brater The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 32, Number 1 (Fall 2019) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2019 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The American avant-garde company Mabou Mines inaugurated its refurbished theater in the East Village’s 122 Community Center by conjuring performers who are trapped on stage. Glass Guignol: The Brother and […]

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Excavating American Theatrical History: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Neighbors, Appropriate, and An Octoroon

by Verna A. Foster The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 32, Number 1 (Fall 2019) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2019 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center In creating his plays Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has repeatedly chosen to rewrite, adapt, or otherwise appropriate earlier theatrical styles or dramatic texts. Three of his plays, in particular, Neighbors, Appropriate, […]

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