Vol. 35 No.1

“An Art for Which There Is as Yet No Name.” Mobile Color, Artistic Composites, Temporal Objects

by Bennet Schaber The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 35, Number 1 (Fall 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center “[T]o reduce everything to terms of motion, to see everything passing into everything else by almost insensible gradations, to refuse to accept any firm line of demarcation… this running over […]

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“The Spirit of the Thing is All”: The Federal Theatre’s Staging of Medieval Drama in the Los Angeles Religious Community

by Russell Stone The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 35, Number 1 (Fall 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center As the Federal Theatre Project fell under the scrutiny of Congressional investigations in its final months, National Director Hallie Flanagan relied on the significant show of public support from America’s […]

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The Anti-Victorianism of Victorian Revivals

by Laurence Senelick The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 35, Number 1 (Fall 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center A striking phenomenon of American theatre in the late 1920s is the spate of revivals of Victorian drama which continued well into the next decade. These “reconstructions” were far from […]

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Tricks, Capers, and Highway Robbery: Philadelphia Self-Enactment upon the Early Jacksonian Stage

by Raymond Saraceni The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 35, Number 1 (Fall 2022) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2022 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Introduction During the early decades of the nineteenth century, Philadelphia became besotted by its own reflection—a growing desire to perceive and to reflect upon itself is clearly manifested in the […]

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Revisiting Musicals, Dance, Identity and History: Performance Cultures of the Body

Maya Roth, Editor   Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America By Rebekah J. Kowal Reviewed by Dahye Lee Ishstyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife By Kareem Khubchandani Reviewed by Rahul K Gairola Rise Up! Broadway and American Society from Angels in America to Hamilton By Chris Jones Reviewed by Casey Berner The Great […]

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