A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work.

Author: Jocelyn L. Buckner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317586265

Category: Drama

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A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this renowned, award-winning playwright's contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work. The collection contains chapters on each of her major works, and includes a special three-chapter section devoted to Ruined, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. The anthology also features an interview about collaboration and creativity with Lynn Nottage and two of her most frequent directors, Seret Scott and Kate Whoriskey.
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A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this award-winning playwright«s contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. Covering Lynn Nottage«s ...

Author: Jocelyn L. Buckner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317586258

Category: Drama

Page: 204

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A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this renowned, award-winning playwright's contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work. The collection contains chapters on each of her major works, and includes a special three-chapter section devoted to Ruined, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. The anthology also features an interview about collaboration and creativity with Lynn Nottage and two of her most frequent directors, Seret Scott and Kate Whoriskey.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945

C. Wren, “Playwright Lynn Nottage Startles Audiences.” 14. S. G. Shannon, “Freedom Is a Debt to Repay; a Legacy to Uphold,” in Buckner, A Critical Companion ...

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108570268

Category: Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945 provides an overview and analysis of developments in the organization and practices of American theatre. It examines key demographic and geographical shifts American theatre after 1945 experienced in spectatorship, and addresses the economic, social, and political challenges theatre artists have faced across cultural climates and geographical locations. Specifically, it explores artistic communities, collaborative practices, and theatre methodologies across mainstream, regional, and experimental theatre practices, forms, and expressions. As American theatre has embraced diversity in practice and representation, the volume examines the various creative voices, communities, and perspectives that prior to the 1940s was mostly excluded from the theatrical landscape. This diversity has led to changing dramaturgical and theatrical languages that take us in to the twenty-first century. These shifting perspectives and evolving forms of theatrical expressions paved the ground for contemporary American theatrical innovation.
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Modern American Drama Playwriting 2000 2009

Nottage. Plays. Nottage, Lynn. Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Plays. New York: Theatre Communications ... A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage.

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350024762

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * Theresa Rebeck: Omnium Gatherum (2003), Mauritius (2007), and The Understudy (2008); * Sarah Ruhl: Eurydice (2003), Clean House (2004), and In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (2009); * Lynn Nottage: Intimate Apparel (2003), Fabulation or Re-Education of Undine (2004), and Ruined (2008); * Charles Mee: Big Love (2000), Wintertime (2005), and Hotel Cassiopeia (2006).
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Performing Trauma in Central Africa

As a testament to the complexities of the play, the anthology A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage includes a special section devoted to Ruined.

Author: Laura Edmondson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253032461

Category: History

Page: 400

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Competitive memory in the Great Lakes: touring genocide -- Marketing trauma and the theatre of war in northern Uganda -- Trauma, Inc. in postgenocide Rwanda -- Repetition, rupture, and ruined: narratives from the Congo -- Gifted by trauma: the branding of postconflict northern Uganda -- Confessions of a failed theatre activist -- Afterword: Faustin Linyekula and the labors of hope
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Theatre History Studies 2019

A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage. Edited by Jocelyn L. Buckner. New York: Routledge, 2016. pp. xii + 214. $52.95 paperback. This much-needed collection, ...

Author: Sara Freeman

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817371135

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Community Boundaries and Border Crossings

Critical Essays on Ethnic Women Writers Kristen Lillvis, Robert Miltner, Molly Fuller ... A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage. Ed. Jocelyn Buckner.

Author: Kristen Lillvis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498539494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Through the overarching interconnected themes of community boundaries and border crossings, this collection explores issues of diaspora, trans-nationality, cultural hybridity, home, and identity that are central to ethnic women writers.
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Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies

Her publications have appeared online at US History Scene, and in A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage and the Journal of African American Studies.

Author: Cassander L. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319767864

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies brings into conversation two fields—Early Modern Studies and Black Studies—that traditionally have had little to say to each other. This disconnect is the product of current scholarly assumptions about a lack of archival evidence that limits what we can say about those of African descent before modernity. This volume posits that the limitations are not in the archives, but in the methods we have constructed for locating and examining those archives. The essays that make up this volume offer new critical approaches to black African agency and the conceptualization of blackness in early modern literary works, historical documents, material and visual cultures, and performance culture. Ultimately, this critical anthology revises current understandings about racial discourse and the cultural contributions of black Africans in early modernity and in the present across the globe.
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Reframing the Musical

... and Fugitivity – A Twenty-First Century (Re)Reading of Crumbs from the Table of Joy. In Buckner, J. (ed.), A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage (pp.

Author: Sarah Whitfield

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352004403

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Climate Hazards Disasters and Gender Ramifications

In A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage, edited by Jocelyn L. Buckner, 161–79. London and New York: Routledge. Toda, Luigi, Justine Orduña, Rodel Lasco, ...

Author: Catarina Kinnvall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429756276

Category: Science

Page: 288

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This book focuses on the challenges of living with climate disasters, in addition to the existing gender inequalities that prevail and define social, economic and political conditions. Social inequalities have consequences for the everyday lives of women and girls where power relations, institutional and socio-cultural practices make them disadvantaged in terms of disaster preparedness and experience. Chapters in this book unravel how gender and masculinity intersect with age, ethnicity, sexuality and class in specific contexts around the globe. It looks at the various kinds of difficulties for particular groups before, during and after disastrous events such as typhoons, flooding, landslides and earthquakes. It explores how issues of gender hierarchies, patriarchal structures and masculinity are closely related to gender segregation, institutional codes of behaviour and to a denial of environmental crisis. This book stresses the need for a gender-responsive framework that can provide a more holistic understanding of disasters and climate change. A critical feminist perspective uncovers the gendered politics of disaster and climate change. This book will be useful for practitioners and researchers working within the areas of Climate Change response, Gender Studies, Disaster Studies and International Relations.
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Food and Theatre on the World Stage

She is editor of A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage (Routledge, forthcoming) and has published articles, book reviews, and performance reviews in African ...

Author: Dorothy Chansky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

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Putting food and theatre into direct conversation, this volume focuses on how food and theatre have operated for centuries as partners in the performative, symbolic, and literary making of meaning. Through case studies, literary analyses, and performance critiques, contributors examine theatrical work from China, Japan, India, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, England, the United States, Chile, Argentina, and Zimbabwe, addressing work from classical, popular, and contemporary theatre practices. The investigation of uses of food across media and artistic genres is a burgeoning area of scholarly investigation, yet regarding representation and symbolism, literature and film have received more attention than theatre, while performance studies scholars have taken the lead in examining the performative aspects of food events. This collection looks across dramatic genres, historical periods, and cultural contexts, and at food in all of its socio-political, material complexity to examine the particular problems and potentials of invoking and using food in live theatre. The volume considers food as a transhistorical, global phenomenon across theatre genres, addressing the explosion of food studies at the end of the twentieth century that has shown how food is a crucial aspect of cultural identity.
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Theatre History Studies 2018

A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage. New York: Routledge, 2016. Burden, Micahel, Wendy Heller, Jonathan Hicks, and Ellen Lockhart, eds.

Author: Sara Freeman

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817371128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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Theatre History Studies (THS) is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-America Theatre Conference THEATRE HISTORY STUDIES, VOLUME 37 STEFAN AQUILINA Meyerhold and The Revolution: A Reading through Henri Lefebvre’s Theories on “Everyday Life” VIVIAN APPLER “Shuffled Together under the Name of a Farce”: Finding Nature in Aphra Behn’s The Emperor of the Moon KRISTI GOOD Kate Soffel’s Life of Crime: A Gendered Journey from Warden’s Wife to Criminal Actress PETER A. CAMPBELL Staging Ajax’s Suicide: A Historiography BRIAN E. G. COOK Rousing Experiences: Theatre, Politics, and Change MEGAN LEWIS Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes: Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B and the Consequences of Staging the Colonial Gaze PATRICIA GABORIK Taking the Theatre to the People: Performance Sponsorship and Regulation in Mussolini’s Italy ILINCA TODORUT AND ANTHONY SORGE To Image and to Imagine: Walid Raad, Rabih Mouré, and the Arab Spring SHULAMITH LEV-ALADGEM Where Has the Political Theatre in Israel Gone? Rethinking the Concept of Political Theatre Today CHRISTINE WOODWORTH “Equal Rights By All Means!”: Beatrice Forbes-Robertson’s 1910 Suffrage Matinee and the Onstage Junction of the US And UK Franchise Movements LURANA DONNELS O’MALLEY “Why I Wrote the Phyllis Wheatley Pageant-Play”: Mary Church Terrell’s Bicentennial Activism JULIET GUZZETTA The Lasting Theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame ASHLEY E. LUCAS Chavez Ravine: Culture Clash and the Political Project of Rewriting History NOE MONTEZ The Heavy Lifting: Resisting the Obama Presidency’s Neoliberalist Conceptions of the American Dream in Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
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Lesbian Queer Plays from the Jane Chambers Prize

Her critical reviews and essays have appeared in Theatre Journal, Ecumenica, and The Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage (Routledge).

Author: Maya E. Roth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359058068

Category: Social Science

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LESBIAN & QUEER PLAYS FROM THE JANE CHAMBERS PRIZE edited by Maya E. Roth and Jennifer-Scott Mobley with a preface by Jill Dolan and an afterword by Sara Warner This volume, the first of two, gathers five plays from the history of the Jane Chambers Prize: UNSPEAKABLE ACTS by Mary F. Casey, FULL/SELF by Claire Chafee, THE SIEGELS OF MONTAUK by Meryl Cohn, A LIVE DRESS by MJ Kaufman and FEMMES by Gina Young. THE JANE CHAMBERS PRIZE recognizes plays and scripts for performance written by a woman that present a feminist perspective and significant roles for female performers. This annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays and activism became a major feminist voice in American theater. This publication is a collaboration between WTP and NoPassport Press.
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Teaching African American Literature Through Experiential Praxis

This book focuses on teaching African American literature through experiential praxis. Specifically, the book presents several canonical African American literature authors in a study abroad context.

Author: Jennifer L. Hayes

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030485943

Category: Study Aids

Page: 132

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This book focuses on teaching African American literature through experiential praxis. Specifically, the book presents several canonical African American literature authors in a study abroad context. The book chapters consider the historical implications of travel within the African American literature tradition including slave narratives, migration narratives, and expatriate narratives. The book foregrounds this tradition and includes activities, rhetorical prompts, and thematic discussion that support instruction.
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The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance

Both of these plays achieved critical success and provided valuable ... Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky, and Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel and Ruined.

Author: Kathy A. Perkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351751438

Category: Drama

Page: 426

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The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance is an outstanding collection of specially written essays that charts the emergence, development, and diversity of African American Theatre and Performance—from the nineteenth-century African Grove Theatre to Afrofuturism. Alongside chapters from scholars are contributions from theatre makers, including producers, theatre managers, choreographers, directors, designers, and critics. This ambitious Companion includes: A "Timeline of African American theatre and performance." Part I "Seeing ourselves onstage" explores the important experience of Black theatrical self-representation. Analyses of diverse topics including historical dramas, Broadway musicals, and experimental theatre allow readers to discover expansive articulations of Blackness. Part II "Institution building" highlights institutions that have nurtured Black people both on stage and behind the scenes. Topics include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), festivals, and black actor training. Part III "Theatre and social change" surveys key moments when Black people harnessed the power of theatre to affirm community realities and posit new representations for themselves and the nation as a whole. Topics include Du Bois and African Muslims, women of the Black Arts Movement, Afro-Latinx theatre, youth theatre, and operatic sustenance for an Afro future. Part IV "Expanding the traditional stage" examines Black performance traditions that privilege Black worldviews, sense-making, rituals, and innovation in everyday life. This section explores performances that prefer the space of the kitchen, classroom, club, or field. This book engages a wide audience of scholars, students, and theatre practitioners with its unprecedented breadth. More than anything, these invaluable insights not only offer a window onto the processes of producing work, but also the labour and economic issues that have shaped and enabled African American theatre.
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The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre

With contributions from the leading scholars in the field, this Companion provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of African American theatre, from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

Author: Harvey Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107017122

Category: Drama

Page: 291

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With contributions from the leading scholars in the field, this Companion provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of African American theatre, from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Along the way, it chronicles the evolution of African American theatre and its engagement with the wider community.
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The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism

... on those of Lynn Nottage, whose lineage can be traced to Ibsen and Miller; on Paul Vogel, ... Bigsby, C. W. E. The Cambridge Companion to August Wilson.

Author: Keith Newlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190642907

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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The scholarship devoted to American literary realism has long wrestled with problems of definition: is realism a genre, with a particular form, content, and technique? Is it a style, with a distinctive artistic arrangement of words, characters, and description? Or is it a period, usually placed as occurring after the Civil War and concluding somewhere around the onset of World War I? This volume aims to widen the scope of study beyond mere definition, however, by expanding the boundaries of the subject through essays that reconsider and enlarge upon such questions. The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism aims to take stock of the scholarly work in the area and map out paths for future directions of study. The Handbook offers 35 vibrant and original essays of new interpretations of the artistic and political challenges of representing life. It is the first book to treat the subject topically and thematically, in wide scope, with essays that draw upon recent scholarship in literary and cultural studies to offer an authoritative and in-depth reassessment of major and minor figures and the contexts that shaped their work. Contributors here tease out the workings of a particular concept through a variety of authors and their cultural contexts. A set of essays explores realism's genesis and its connection to previous and subsequent movements. Others examine the inclusiveness of representation, the circulation of texts, and the aesthetic representation of science, time, space, and the subjects of medicine, the New Woman, and the middle class. Still others trace the connection to other arts--poetry, drama, illustration, photography, painting, and film--and to pedagogic issues in the teaching of realism. As a whole, this volume forges exciting new paths in the study of realism and writers' unending labor to represent life accurately.
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Contemporary Women Playwrights

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights. ... Barfield, Tanya, Karen Hartman, Chiori Miyagawa, Lynn Nottage, and Caridad Svich.

Author: Penny Farfan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137270801

Category: Drama

Page: 328

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Breaking new ground in this century, this wide-ranging collection of essays is the first of its kind to address the work of contemporary international women playwrights. The book considers the work of established playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Marie Clements, Lara Foot-Newton, Maria Irene Fornes, Sarah Kane, Lisa Kron, Young Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Caridad Svich, and Judith Thompson, but it also foregrounds important plays by many emerging writers. Divided into three sections—Histories, Conflicts, and Genres—the book explores such topics as the feminist history play, solo performance, transcultural dramaturgies, the identity play, the gendered terrain of war, and eco-drama, and encompasses work from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Oceania, South Africa, Egypt, and the United Kingdom. With contributions from leading international scholars and an introductory overview of the concerns and challenges facing women playwrights in this new century, Contemporary Women Playwrights explores the diversity and power of women's playwriting since 1990, highlighting key voices and examining crucial critical and theoretical developments within the field.
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Arthur Miller for the Twenty First Century

Fiction, in his Arthur Miller: A Critical Study. ... in Christopher Bigsby, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller. ... Forward by Lynn Nottage.

Author: Stephen Marino

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030372934

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 321

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Arthur Miller for the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Views of His Writings and Ideas brings together both established Miller experts and emerging commentators to investigate the sources of his ongoing resonance with audiences and his place in world theatre. The collection begins by exploring Miller in the context of 20th-century American drama. Chapters discuss Miller and Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, David Mamet, and Sam Shepard, as well as thematic relationships between Miller’s ideas and the explosion of significant women and African American dramatists since the 1970s. Other essays focus more directly on interpretations of Miller’s individual works, not only plays but also essays and fiction, including a discussion of Death of a Salesman in China. The volume concludes by considering Miller and current cultural issues: his work for human rights, his depiction of American ideals of masculinity, and his anticipation of contemporary posthumanism.
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