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The Resource The death of character : perspectives on theater after modernism, Elinor Fuchs

The death of character : perspectives on theater after modernism, Elinor Fuchs

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The death of character : perspectives on theater after modernism
Title
The death of character
Title remainder
perspectives on theater after modernism
Statement of responsibility
Elinor Fuchs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Extremely well written, and exceedingly well informed, this is a work that opens a variety of important questions in sophisticated and theoretically nuanced ways. It is hard to imagine a better tour guide than Fuchs for a trip through the last thirty years of, as she puts it, what we used to call the 'avant-garde.'" 'Essays in Theatre ... an insightful set of theoretical 'takes' on how to think about theatre before and theatre after modernism." 'Theatre Journal In short, for those who never experienced a 'postmodern swoon, ' Elinor Fuchs is an excellent informant." 'Performing Arts Journal ... a thoughtful, highly readable contribution to the evolving literature on theatre and postmodernism." 'Modern Drama A work of bold theoretical ambition and exceptional critical intelligence ... Fuchs combines mastery of contemporary cultural theory with a long and full participation in American theater culture: the result is a long-needed, long-awaited elaboration of a new theatrical paradigm." 'Una Chaudhuri, New York University What makes this book exceptional is Fuchs' acute rehearsal of the stranger unnerving events of the last generation that have'in the cross-reflections of theory'determined our thinking about theater. She seems to have seen and absorbed them all." 'Herbert Blau, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Surveying the extraordinary scene of the postmodern American theater, Fuchs boldly frames key issues of subjectivity and performance with the keenest of critical eyes for the compelling image and the telling gesture." 'Joseph Roach, Tulane University ... Fuchs makes an exceptionally lucid and eloquent case for the value and contradictions in postmodern theater." 'Alice Rayner, Stanford University Arguably the most accessible yet learned road map to what remains for many impenetrable territory'an obligatory addition to all academic libraries serving upper-division undertgradua
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Cataloging source
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Fuchs, Elinor
Dewey number
792/.022
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2193.E86
LC item number
F83 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • reviews
Series statement
Drama and performance studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Experimental theater
  • Theater
  • Experimental drama
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Experimental drama
  • Experimental theater
  • Theater
  • United States
Label
The death of character : perspectives on theater after modernism, Elinor Fuchs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Modern after modernism: The rise and fall of the character named character -- Pattern over character : the modern mysterium -- Counter-stagings : Ibsen against the grain -- pt. 2. Theater after modernism: Signaling through the signs -- Another version of pastoral -- When bad girls play good theaters -- Theater as shopping -- Postmodernism and the scene of theater -- Reviews and articles 1979-1993 : reports from an emerging culture: Des McAnuff's Leave it to beaver is dead -- Richard Schechner's The balcony -- Andrei Serban's The marriage of Figaro -- The death of character -- Peter Sellars's The Count of Monte Cristo -- Robert Wilson's Alcestis -- Elizabeth LeCompte and the Wooster Group's The road to immortality (part three), Frank Dell's The temptation of Saint Antony -- JoAnne Akalaitis's Cymbeline -- On the AIDS quilt, The performance of mourning
Control code
45729267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585250779
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zzjbk8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45729267
Label
The death of character : perspectives on theater after modernism, Elinor Fuchs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Modern after modernism: The rise and fall of the character named character -- Pattern over character : the modern mysterium -- Counter-stagings : Ibsen against the grain -- pt. 2. Theater after modernism: Signaling through the signs -- Another version of pastoral -- When bad girls play good theaters -- Theater as shopping -- Postmodernism and the scene of theater -- Reviews and articles 1979-1993 : reports from an emerging culture: Des McAnuff's Leave it to beaver is dead -- Richard Schechner's The balcony -- Andrei Serban's The marriage of Figaro -- The death of character -- Peter Sellars's The Count of Monte Cristo -- Robert Wilson's Alcestis -- Elizabeth LeCompte and the Wooster Group's The road to immortality (part three), Frank Dell's The temptation of Saint Antony -- JoAnne Akalaitis's Cymbeline -- On the AIDS quilt, The performance of mourning
Control code
45729267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585250779
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zzjbk8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45729267

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