Encyclopedia of American Drama

Provides a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town to the groundbreaking works of ...

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140766

Category: American drama

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Provides a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
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Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater

Describes Latin American theater from pre-Columbian times to the present, with sections on each country and entries for playwrights, theaters, and cultural movements, placing them within the context of international literature.

Author: Eladio Cortés

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313290415

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 514

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Describes Latin American theater from pre-Columbian times to the present, with sections on each country and entries for playwrights, theaters, and cultural movements, placing them within the context of international literature.
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The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre 1900 1975

Gives brief reviews, summaries, cast lists, and production notes for more than two thousand Broadway and off-Broadway plays

Author: Edwin Bronner

Publisher: San Diego : A.S. Barnes ; London : The Tantivy Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002921196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 659

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Gives brief reviews, summaries, cast lists, and production notes for more than two thousand Broadway and off-Broadway plays
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

history of American drama, this is a useful overview, accessible to the general reader. Cohn, Ruby. New American Dramatists, 1960—1990. New York, 1991.

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195156539

Category: Literary Collections

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader.

Author: Steven R. Serafin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1305

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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.
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Encyclopedia of American Folklore

drinking Such drama can take many forms, from puppetry to pantomime, and does not require professional training so much as intimacy and immediacy of ...

Author: Linda S. Watts

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129792

Category: Folklore

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Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

American Drama Matures. Notuntilthe first years of the new century did some promising playwrights emerge. Their plays— social comedies, history works, ...

Author: Paul S. Boyer

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ISBN: 9780199764358

Category: History

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.
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The Reader s Encyclopedia of American Literature

"Incorporates authors' name, biographies, and titles of their works in one alphabetical listing. Plot summaries also included. Covers U.S. and Canadian literature."--

Author: Max John Herzberg

Publisher: Ty Crowell Company

ISBN: UOM:39015066323950

Category: American literature

Page: 1280

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"Incorporates authors' name, biographies, and titles of their works in one alphabetical listing. Plot summaries also included. Covers U.S. and Canadian literature."--
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Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Since then other Indian playwrights, including, William Yellow Robe, Bruce King, and Spiderwoman Theater have formed theatrical groups with varying success.

Author: Jennifer McClinton-Temple

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140575

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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Presents an encyclopedia of American Indian literature in an alphabetical format listing authors and their works.
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Encyclopedia of American Humorists

Twenty Five Best Plays of the Mod ern American Theatre. Early Series 1916-1929. New York: Crown Publishers, 1949. The Wisdom Tooth.

Author: Steven H. Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317362272

Category: Humor

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First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.
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Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

DREAMING IN CUBAN 123 quasi - generic dramatic situations . ... the Titanic * story , ocean liners were the setting for at least a score of American plays .

Author: Jill B. Gidmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301484

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 538

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The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.
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Encyclopedia of American Folklife

The folk dramas are thought to date to the sixteenth century, when Spanish Franciscans adapted the religious stories to Native American drama and dance.

Author: Simon J Bronner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471943

Category: Business & Economics

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American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of American Folklife" is wide-ranging and inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as native Americans; American territories, such as Guam and Samoa; major issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. This encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups (reflecting diversity within groups such as the Amish and the Jews), age groups (both old age and youth gangs), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies) - placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of folklife in America. In addition, this resource offers useful insights on folklife concepts through entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." The set also features complete indexes in each volume, as well as a bibliography for further research.
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McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama

Ranging from the earliest drama to the theater of the 1980's this encyclopedia includes coverage of national drama and theater around the world, theater companies, and musical comedy.

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Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 0070791694

Category: Drama

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Ranging from the earliest drama to the theater of the 1980's this encyclopedia includes coverage of national drama and theater around the world, theater companies, and musical comedy. Arrangement of the 1,300 entries is alphabetically by name or subject with nearly 950 of these devoted to individual playwrights and their works.
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.

Author: Arthur Holmberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136118449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Music Theatre and Dance Theatre. The essays follow the series format, allowing for cross-referring across subjects, both within the volume and between volumes. Each country entry is written by specialists in the particular country and the volume has its own teams of regional editors, overseen by the main editorial team based at the University of York in Canada headed by Don Rubin. Each entry covers all aspects of theatre genres, practitioners, writers, critics and styles, with bibliographies, over 200 black & white photographs and a substantial index. This is a unique volume in its own right; in conjunction with the other volumes in this series it forms a reference resource of unparalleled value.
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Encyclopedia of American Social History

The Life of the Drama ( 1964). Bigsby, C. W. E. A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama. 3 vols. (1983; 1984; 1985).

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ISBN: UOM:49015002877679

Category: Social history

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A combination of the scholarship of historians, and work in ethnology, gender study, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology.
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The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio

The entries are updated throughout and the volume includes nine new entries on topics ranging from podcasting to the decline of radio.

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135176839

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 940

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The average American listens to the radio three hours a day. In light of recent technological developments such as internet radio, some argue that the medium is facing a crisis, while others claim we are at the dawn of a new radio revolution. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio is an essential single-volume reference guide to this vital and evolving medium. It brings together the best and most important entries from the three-volume Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio, edited by Christopher Sterling. Comprised of more than 300 entries spanning the invention of radio to the Internet, The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio addresses personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the "golden age" of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history. The entries are updated throughout and the volume includes nine new entries on topics ranging from podcasting to the decline of radio. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio include suggestions for further reading as complements to most of the articles, biographical details for all person-entries, production credits for programs, and a comprehensive index.
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Broadway

Explores the influence of the "Great White Way" on American life via 200 entries spanning the era from the mid-19th century to the present. Includes spotlights on 30 landmark productions.

Author: Thomas Allen Greenfield

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: PSU:000067590667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 779

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Explores the influence of the "Great White Way" on American life via 200 entries spanning the era from the mid-19th century to the present. Includes spotlights on 30 landmark productions.
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Broadway An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture 2 volumes

Work and the Work Ethic in American Drama, 1920–1970. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1982. Harris, Andrew B. Broadway Theatre.

Author: Thomas A. Greenfield

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313342653

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 779

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This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes
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World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.

Author: Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136119002

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.
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