Plays in American Periodicals, 1890–1918 by Susan Harris Smith (auth.)
By Susan Harris Smith (auth.)
Read Online or Download Plays in American Periodicals, 1890–1918 PDF
Similar theatre books
As public tastes switch, so does the character of renowned drama. within the 5th century BCE, Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" attracted censors for its subject matters of wifely uprising and intercourse. From the fifteenth to the 18th centuries, performs have been censored basically for non secular or political purposes. within the nineteenth century, social and sexual purposes for censorship emerged, and glossy moralists have objected to works via such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Lillian Hellman.
Winner of 4 Pulitzer Prizes and the 1st American dramatist to obtain a Nobel Prize, Eugene O'Neill stuffed his performs with wealthy characterization and cutting edge language, taking the outcasts and renegades of society and depicting their Olympian struggles with themselves-and with future.
Beyond the Horizon
The Emperor Jones
The bushy Ape
German Expressionist Theatre considers the powerfully stylized, antirealistic sorts of symbolic performing on the German Expressionist level from 1916 to 1921. It relates this outstanding departure from the dominant ecu appearing culture of realism to the explicit cultural crises that enveloped the German state throughout the process its involvement in global warfare I.
This memoir is an strange contribution to the heritage of movie and cinema. At its centre is the tale of the making of the British movie vintage Western techniques, the 1st tale documentary in Technicolor, completely enacted via amateurs. It used to be nominated for the easiest movie from any resource Oscar.
- Henry IV, Part 2 (Modern Library Classics)
- William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second (William Shakespeare's Star Wars Book 2)
- Le triomphe de l’amour ! – Tome II
- Marina Abramovic (Routledge Performance Practitioners)
- Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre
- Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell (Hollywood Legends Series)
Additional resources for Plays in American Periodicals, 1890–1918
The Arena, a progressive periodical, presumably would have only been concerned with the social message and not the art, dramatic, literary, or theatrical of the poem. William Carpenter’s more complicated summary and interpretation of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman in Bookman (1897) is in three parts. First there is a long plot summary of the play, which concludes with an excerpt between Mrs. Borkman and 28 Plays in American Periodicals Ella from the end of the play; second, there is an interpretation of the symbolism and an explanation of the play’s social lesson; third, there is an appraisal of the play’s literary merits.
The construction of the antebellum American reading public has been amply detailed in A Fictive People by Ronald J. Zboray, who stresses the reading public’s preference for fiction over fact as it negotiated both national and individual identity. Michael Lund in America’s Continuing Story makes a similar argument for a later period, 1850–1900, giving primacy 18 Plays in American Periodicals to the national magazine industry, which “helped preserve regional and ethnic identity through fiction published in its pages at the same time that it asserted a national identity in the broad range of its subject matter and the great reach of its distribution” (111).
One could profitably study the genealogy of modern drama as manifested by the excerpts and commentary in Current Literature and, within those confines, create a lineage of (largely) politically engaged (though not “politically correct”) and (largely) Anglo-American plays. In “The Theatrical Muck-Raker Answered” (1909), Current Literature invokes Jane Addams’s praise for the American dramatist eager to attack serious social problems and reminds its readers that they “are not unaware of the ethical note so strongly sounded in the American drama and so persistently ignored by its critics” (669).