Women s Contribution to Nineteenth century American Theatre

Aquesta col·lecció d'assajos mostra els múltiples aspectes de la contribució que va fer la dona, al teatre americà del segle XIX.

Author: Miriam López Rodríguez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437085548

Category: Literary Criticism

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Aquesta col·lecció d'assajos mostra els múltiples aspectes de la contribució que va fer la dona, al teatre americà del segle XIX. En aquest estudi s'ensenyen diversos tipus de dones i els rols que ocupen, així com reflecteix la manera que Susan Glaspell i Sophie Treadwell van ajudar a donar forma al teatre, entre moltes altres que escriurien dècades més tard.
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Nineteenth century American Women Theatre Managers

This study documents the more than fifty women who found unique opportunities in theatre management in the nineteenth century and demonstrates that many held positions of responsibility and influence.

Author: Jane Kathleen Curry

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313291418

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 157

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This study documents the more than fifty women who found unique opportunities in theatre management in the nineteenth century and demonstrates that many held positions of responsibility and influence.
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Thomas Hamblin and the Bowery Theatre

Women's Contribution to Nineteenth-Century American Theatre. València, España: Universitat de València, 2004. Rosenberg, Charles E. The Cholera Years.

Author: Thomas A. Bogar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319684062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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This book recounts the personal and professional life of Thomas Souness Hamblin (1800-1853), Shakespearean actor and Bowery Theatre manager. Primarily responsible for the popularity of “blood and thunder” melodramas with working class audiences in New York City, Hamblin discovered, trained and promoted many young actors and, especially, actresses who later became famous in their own right. He also epitomized the “sporting man” of mid-nineteenth century life, conducting a scandalous series of affairs and visits to Manhattan brothels, which cost him his marriage to Elizabeth Blanchard Hamblin (1799-1849) and made him the brunt of moralist, religious and journalistic crusades, notably that of James Gordon Bennett’s New York Herald. His machinations and perseverance through trying challenges, including several destructions of the Bowery Theatre by fire, extensive financial and legal complications, and the untimely deaths of several young protégées, earned him equal measures of admiration and opprobrium.
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The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War

Changing Theatre: New York and Beyond, ̄ in The Cambridge History of American Theatre, ... ̄ in Women's Contribution to Nineteenth-Century American Theatre, ...

Author: James A. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315438238

Category: Music

Page: 218

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In 1864, Union soldier Charles George described a charge into battle by General Phil Sheridan: "Such a picture of earnestness and determination I never saw as he showed as he came in sight of the battle field . . . What a scene for a painter!" These words proved prophetic, as Sheridan’s desperate ride provided the subject for numerous paintings and etchings as well as songs and poetry. George was not alone in thinking of art in the midst of combat; the significance of the issues under contention, the brutal intensity of the fighting, and the staggering number of casualties combined to form a tragedy so profound that some could not help but view it through an aesthetic lens, to see the war as a concert of death. It is hardly surprising that art influenced the perception and interpretation of the war given the intrinsic role that the arts played in the lives of antebellum Americans. Nor is it surprising that literature, music, and the visual arts were permanently altered by such an emotional and material catastrophe. In The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War, an interdisciplinary team of scholars explores the way the arts – theatre, music, fiction, poetry, painting, architecture, and dance – were influenced by the war as well as the unique ways that art functioned during and immediately following the war. Included are discussions of familiar topics (such as Ambrose Bierce, Peter Rothermel, and minstrelsy) with less-studied subjects (soldiers and dance, epistolary songs). The collection as a whole sheds light on the role of race, class, and gender in the production and consumption of the arts for soldiers and civilians at this time; it also draws attention to the ways that art shaped – and was shaped by – veterans long after the war.
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Theatre Culture and Temperance Reform in Nineteenth Century America

This book examines the role of temperance drama in American theatre and compares the American genre to its British counterpart.

Author: John W. Frick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521817781

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Examines the role of temperance drama in American theatre and compares the American genre to its British counterpart.
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Childhood and Nineteenth Century American Theatre

twenty-three, one critic reported that her voice had not recovered from the “injury done . . . by her too early training.”36 A writer for the Argus said her ...

Author: Shauna Vey

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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"This study of the daily work lives of five members of the Marsh Troupe, a nineteenth-century professional acting company composed primarily of children, sheds light on the construction of idealized childhood inside and outside the American theatre"--
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The Cambridge History of American Theatre

... Intimate Matters : a History of Sexuality in America and Lystra , Searching the Heart : Women , Men , and Romantic Love in Nineteenth - Century America ...

Author: Wilmeth, Don Burton Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521472040

Category: Drama

Page: 543

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Volume One of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.
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Women in the American Theatre

American History / Women's Studies This lively , engaging book explores how ... women but a fascinating survey of nineteenth - century American theatre ...

Author: Faye E. Dudden

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300070586

Category: History

Page: 260

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Through a series of biographical sketches of female performers and managers, Dudden provides a discussion of the conflicted messages conveyed by the early theatre about what it meant to be a woman. It both showed women as sex objects and provided opportunities for careers.
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Representations of Gender on the Nineteenth century American Stage

This collection of essays explores the various ways that maleness and femaleness were depicted on stage and influenced theatre in the Victorian era.

Author: Noreen C. Barnes

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106014161159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 126

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This collection of essays explores the various ways that maleness and femaleness were depicted on stage and influenced theatre in the Victorian era.
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The Cambridge History of American Theatre

1 , of this history ; and Melodramatic Formations ) , women contributed to ... theatre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries ( see Bzowski ) ; and the ...

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521651794

Category: Drama

Page: 608

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The second volume of a three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.
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18th and 19th Century American Drama

GENERAL INTRODUCTION Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, American drama developed like the nation — sporadically but surely.

Author: Robert Allan Gates

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 082901151X

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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The Battle of Bunkers-Hill (Hugh Henry Brackenridge); The Contrast (Royall Tyler); Andre (William Dunlap); Superstition (James Nelson Barker); The Octoroon (Dion Doucicault); and Shore Acres (James A Herne).
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The Changing American Theatre Mainstream and Marginal Past and Present

Helen Chinoy and Linda Jenkins (New York: Crown, 1981); “Women Playing Hamlet”, ... 1986); “Count Joannes and the Nineteenth-Century American Theatre ...

Author: Yvonne Shafer

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437085401

Category: Literary Criticism

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Aquest llibre d'assajos presenta una panoràmica del desenvolupament del teatre nord-americà des de principis del segle XIX fins a l'actualitat. Mostra els canvis que el teatre va reflectir a mesura que creixia el país i es modificava la societat. Amb cada dècada, una expressió més completa de la cultura nord-americana, amb la seva gran varietat, apareixia en obres de teatre, musicals i revistes. Els assajos analitzen els esforços de figures marginals -sobretot dramaturgs i productors no comercials, afro-americans i dones- per dur a terme una ampliació de l'espectre del teatre nord-americà quant a la dramatúrgia, disseny, representació i construcció dramàtica.
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Women in the Arts in the Belle Epoque

Faye Dudden, 'Women in the American Theatre (New Haven: Yale University ... Performance in NineteenthCentury America,” American Theatre Quarterly 10.3 ...

Author: Paul Fryer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786460755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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This collection of new essays explores the role played by women practitioners in the arts during the period often referred to as the Belle Epoque, a turn of the century period in which the modern media (audio and film recording, broadcasting, etc.) began to become a reality. Exploring the careers and creative lives of both the famous (Sarah Bernhardt) and the less so (Pauline Townsend) across a remarkable range of artistic activity from composition through oratory to fine art and film directing, these essays attempt to reveal, in some cases for the first time, women's true impact on the arts at the turn of the 19th century.
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Chicanas Latinas in American Theatre

213-236 ; Chipman and Joseph 1999 , 250–277 ; Dysart 1976 , 366 ; Franco 1989 , 79–101 ; Gómez - Quiñones , “ Questions within Women's Historiography ...

Author: Elizabeth C. Ramírez

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Elizabeth C. Ramírez's study reveals the traditions of Chicanas/Latinas in theatre and performance, showing how Latina/Latino theatre has evolved from its pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Mexican origins to its present prominence within American theatre history. This project on women in performance serves the need for scholarship on the contributions of underrepresented groups in American theatre and education, in cultural studies and the humanities, and in American and world history.
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American Theatre

McLaughlin records that, in 1910, there were an estimated 236 touring ... in American theatre history, that the 'leg show' of the nineteenth century had ...

Author: Theresa Saxon

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631278

Category: History

Page: 216

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Argues for the recognition of American theatre history as long, rich, diverse and critically compelling.Embracing all epochs of theatre history, from pre-colonial Native American performance rituals and the endeavours of early colonisers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to the end of the twentieth century, Theresa Saxon situates American theatre as a lively, dynamic and diverse arena. She considers the implications of political manoeuvrings, economics - state-funding and commercial enterprises - race and gender, as well as material factors such as technology, riot and fire, as major forces in determining the structure of America's playhouses and productions. She goes on to investigate critical understandings of the term 'theatre,' and assesses ways in which the various values of commerce, entertainment, education and dramatic production have informed the definition of theatre throughout America's history.
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Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre 1910s to 2010s Student Edition

May Irwin and Angelina Weld Grimké Between the Gibson girl and the flapper, women turned from the nineteenth century to the twentieth with an inversion of ...

Author: Greeley, Lynne

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

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Note: this is an abridged version of the book with references removed. The complete edition is also available. In this unprecedented, fascinating book which covers women in theatre from the 1910s to the 2010s, author Lynne Greeley notes that, for the purposes of this study, "feminism" is defined as the political impulse toward economic and social empowerment for females or the female-identified, a position perceived by many feminists as oppositional to ideas of femininity that they see as personally and politically constraining and that "femininity" comprises social behaviors and practices that mean as "many different things as there are women," some of which are empowering and others of which are not. This book illuminates how throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, playwrights and artists in American theatre both embodied and disrupted the feminine of their times. Through approaches as wide ranging as performing their own recipes, energizing silences, raging against war and rape, and inviting the public to inscribe their naked bodies, theatre artists have used performance as a site to insert themselves between the physicality of their female presence and the liminality of their disrupting the role of the feminine. Capturing that place of liminality, a neither-here-nor-there place that is often unsafe, where the established order is overturned by acts as banal as raising a plant, women have written and performed and disrupted their way through one hundred years of theatre history, even within the constraints of a variably rigid and usually unsympathetic social order. Creating a feminist femininity, they have reinscribed their place in the culture and provided models for their audiences to do the same. This comprehensive tome, part of the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts headed by John Clum (Duke University) is an essential addition for theater studies and women's studies.
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Theatre Culture in America 1825 1860

19. For Hamblin , see my entry for the Bowery Theatre in American Theatre Companies ... Serving Women : Household Service in Nineteenth Century America ...

Author: Rosemarie K. Bank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521563879

Category: Drama

Page: 292

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A study of pre-Civil War American theatre.
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Staging Family

Clark, Barrett H. The British and American Drama of To-Day. New York: Henry Holt, 1915. ... Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century.

Author: Nan Mullenneaux

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803284623

Category: History

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Breaking every prescription of ideal femininity, American actresses of the mid-nineteenth century appeared in public alongside men, financially supported nuclear and extended families, challenged domestic common law, and traveled the globe in the transnational theater market. While these women expanded professional, artistic, and geographic frontiers, they expanded domestic frontiers as well: publicly, actresses used the traditional rhetoric of domesticity to mask their very nontraditional personal lives, instigating historically significant domestic innovations to circumvent the gender constraints of the mid-nineteenth century, reinventing themselves and their families in the process. Nan Mullenneaux focuses on the personal and professional lives of more than sixty women who, despite their diverse backgrounds, each made complex conscious and unconscious compromises to create profit and power. Mullenneaux identifies patterns of macro and micro negotiation and reinvention and maps them onto the waves of legal, economic, and social change to identify broader historical links that complicate notions of the influence of gendered power and the definition of feminism; the role of the body/embodiment in race, class, and gender issues; the relevance of family history to the achievements of influential Americans; and national versus inter- and transnational cultural trends. While Staging Family expands our understanding of how nineteenth-century actresses both negotiated power and then hid that power, it also informs contemporary questions of how women juggle professional and personal responsibilities—achieving success in spite of gender constraints and societal expectations.
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Women on Southern Stages 1800 1865

Performance, Gender and Identity in a Golden Age of American Theater Robin O. ... Curry, Nineteenth-Century American Women Theatre Managers, 1–5, 129–133.

Author: Robin O. Warren

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Women played an integral role in the theater of the Antebellum and Civil War South. Yet their contributions have largely been overlooked by history. Southern actresses were important public figures who helped mold gender identity through their theatrical performances. Although cast in parts written by men, they subverted the norms of femininity in their public personas and in their personal lives. Educated and often wealthy but never accepted by the landed elite, women distinguished themselves by carving out an in-between class status, and many proved to be sophisticated entrepreneurs. Southern actresses also helped shape racial perceptions and regional politics as the South entered the Civil War.
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Thinking Together

Lecturing, Learning, and Difference in the Long Nineteenth Century Angela G. Ray, ... Dudden, Women in the American Theatre. 19. Melanie Dawson, Laboring to ...

Author: Angela G. Ray

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271081939

Category: Political Science

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Changes to the landscape of higher education in the United States over the past decades have urged scholars grappling with issues of privilege, inequality, and social immobility to think differently about how we learn and deliberate. Thinking Together is a multidisciplinary conversation about how people approached similar questions of learning and difference in the nineteenth century. In the open air, in homes, in public halls, and even in prisons, people pondered recurring issues: justice, equality, careers, entertainment, war and peace, life and death, heaven and hell, the role of education, and the nature of humanity itself. Paying special attention to the dynamics of race and gender in intellectual settings, the contributors to this volume consider how myriad groups and individuals—many of whom lived on the margins of society and had limited access to formal education—developed and deployed knowledge useful for public participation and public advocacy around these concerns. Essays examine examples such as the women and men who engaged lecture culture during the Civil War; Irish immigrants who gathered to assess their relationship to the politics and society of the New World; African American women and men who used music and theater to challenge the white gaze; and settler-colonists in Liberia who created forums for envisioning a new existence in Africa and their relationship to a U.S. homeland. Taken together, this interdisciplinary exploration shows how learning functioned not only as an instrument for public action but also as a way to forge meaningful ties with others and to affirm the value of an intellectual life. By highlighting people, places, and purposes that diversified public discourse, Thinking Together offers scholars across the humanities new insights and perspectives on how difference enhances the human project of thinking together.
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