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Theaters of the everyday : aesthetic democracy on the American stage

Gallagher-Ross, Jacob

Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern University Press, 2018

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  • Titre :
    Theaters of the everyday : aesthetic democracy on the American stage
  • Auteur : Gallagher-Ross, Jacob
  • Éditeur : Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern University Press
  • Parution : 2018
  • Notes : Bibliogr. p. 221-228. Notes bibliogr. Index
    "Theaters of the Everyday: Aesthetic Democracy on the American Stage reveals a vital but little-recognized current in American theatrical history: the dramatic representation of the quotidian and mundane. Jacob Gallagher-Ross shows how twentieth-century American theater became a space for negotiating the demands of innovative form and democratic availability. Offering both fresh reappraisals of canonical figures and movements and new examinations of theatrical innovators, Theaters of the Everyday reveals surprising affinities between artists often considered poles apart, such as John Cage and Lee Strasberg, and Thornton Wilder and the New York experimentalist Nature Theater of Oklahoma. Gallagher-Ross persuasively shows how these creators eschew conventional definitions of dramatic action and focus attention on smaller but no less profound dramas of perception, consciousness, and day-to-day life. Gallagher-Ross traces some of the intellectual roots of the theater of the everyday to American transcendentalism, with its pragmatic process philosophy as well as its sense of ordinary experience as the wellspring of aesthetic awareness." [4ème de couverture]
  • Sujets : Théâtre -- États-Unis -- 20e siècle;
    Théâtre -- États-Unis -- 21e siècle;
    Théâtre (genre littéraire) américain -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique;
    Théâtre (genre littéraire) américain -- 21e siècle -- Histoire et critique;
    Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century;
    American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism
  • Sommaire : Introduction. Re-enchanting the world
    Brightness is seeing in a new way : Thornton Wilder's everyday departures
    Mediating the method
    As in heavenly raiment : Stuart Sherman's ecstatic quotidian
    Dancing to the cosmic murmur : Nature Theater of Oklahoma's poetics of the everyday
    Coda. Ghosts in the machine : noise, presence, and the archival everyday

  • Format : 1 vol. (IX-233 pages) ; 24 cm
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type : Livre
  • ISBN 978-0-8101-3666-3 (br. ) . ISBN 0-8101-3666-X (br. ) . ISBN 978-0-8101-3667-0 (rel. ) . ISBN 0-8101-3667-8 (rel. )
  • Source : Catalogue Bibliothèque Diderot
  • Origine de cette notice : SUDOC

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