Caroline Or Change

📒Caroline Or Change ✍ Tony Kushner

✏Book Title : Caroline or Change
✏Author : Tony Kushner
✏Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
✏Release Date : 2004-09-01
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 9781559366052
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Caroline or Change Book Summary : An extraordinary new achievement in the American musical theatre.

✏Book Title : Understanding Tony Kushner
✏Author : James Fisher
✏Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages : 197
✏ISBN : 1570037493
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Understanding Tony Kushner Book Summary : Surveys the writings of the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'Angels in America' and co-author of the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the film 'Munich'. This book guides readers through Kushner's influences and creations to map the importance of his work in postmodern literary and cultural landscapes.

✏Book Title : Historical Dictionary of African American Theater
✏Author : Anthony D. Hill
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2018-11-09
✏Pages : 754
✏ISBN : 9781538117293
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Historical Dictionary of African American Theater Book Summary : This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.

📒Changed For Good ✍ Stacy Wolf

✏Book Title : Changed for Good
✏Author : Stacy Wolf
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2011-07-07
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780199831234
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Changed for Good Book Summary : From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.

✏Book Title : Adaptation Awards Culture and the Value of Prestige
✏Author : Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2017-09-07
✏Pages : 239
✏ISBN : 9783319528540
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Adaptation Awards Culture and the Value of Prestige Book Summary : This book explores the intersection between adaptation studies and what James F. English has called the “economy of prestige,” which includes formal prize culture as well as less tangible expressions such as canon formation, fandom, authorship, and performance. The chapters explore how prestige can affect many facets of the adaptation process, including selection, approach, and reception. The first section of this volume deals directly with cycles of influence involving prizes such as the Pulitzer, the Man Booker, and other major awards. The second section focuses on the juncture where adaptation, the canon, and awards culture meet, while the third considers alternative modes of locating and expressing prestige through adapted and adaptive intertexts. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of adaptation, cultural sociology, film, and literature.

✏Book Title : From Uncle Tom s Cabin to The Help
✏Author : C. Garcia
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2014-08-13
✏Pages : 255
✏ISBN : 9781137446268
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏From Uncle Tom s Cabin to The Help Book Summary : This book surveys the cultural, literary, and cinematic impact of white-authored films and imaginative literature on American society from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to Kathryn Stockett's Th e Hel p .

✏Book Title : Congress Monthly
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105123444999
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Bodies In Dissent ✍ Daphne Brooks

✏Book Title : Bodies in Dissent
✏Author : Daphne Brooks
✏Publisher : Duke University Press
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 475
✏ISBN : 0822337223
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Bodies in Dissent Book Summary : Performance and identity in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Arican-American creative work.

📒Tony Kushner ✍ James Fisher

✏Book Title : Tony Kushner
✏Author : James Fisher
✏Publisher : McFarland
✏Release Date : 2006-04-07
✏Pages : 233
✏ISBN : 9780786425365
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tony Kushner Book Summary : Playwright Tony Kushner is a voice of intellectualism, neo-socialism, gay activism and political outrage in an era when the political pendulum has swayed to the right. Through scalding humor, thought, and compassion, he explores political dynamics and the human condition in the modern era, shedding light on and giving hope for the direst of circumstances. His best known work, Angels in America, delves beneath the anti-gay rhetoric and political superficiality of the AIDS pandemic to true suffering and transformation. His political epic Homebody/Kabul engages the issue of terrorism and conflicting fundamental beliefs. In this book 11 scholars explore the works of Tony Kushner across his career. Several address Angels: one explores the presentation of homosexuality by Kushner compared to that of Tennessee Williams, who wrote in a less tolerant era; another places Angels in the contexts of Hegel's concept of freedom and the gay revolution; a third discusses the play in terms of queer theory and politics. Homebody/Kabul is examined in two essays, one analyzing media reaction, the other exploring cultural and economic differences, religious fundamentalism and the "West's luxurious predominance in the world." Other studies address relationships in Kushner's works to William Inge's 1950 play Come Back, Little Sheba; the plays of experimentalist Adrienne Kennedy; and fascist creep in the era of playwrights W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, among other topics.

📒Contemporary Authors 1945 To The Present ✍ Britannica Educational Publishing

✏Book Title : Contemporary Authors 1945 to the Present
✏Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
✏Publisher : Britanncia Educational Publishing
✏Release Date : 2013-06-01
✏Pages : 360
✏ISBN : 9781622750153
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Contemporary Authors 1945 to the Present Book Summary : Contemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.