Text & Presentation, 2017


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About the Book

Presenting some of the best work from the 2017 Comparative Drama Conference at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, this collection highlights the latest research in comparative drama, performance and dramatic textual analysis. Contributors cover a broad range of topics, from the “practical ethnography” of directing foreign language productions to writing for theoretical stages to the “radical deaf theater” of Aaron Sawyer’s The Vineyard. A full transcript of the keynote conversation with American playwright and screenwriter Lisa Loomer is included.

About the Author(s)

Jay Malarcher is an associate professor of theatre and dramaturg at the School of Theatre & Dance, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Jay Malarcher
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 246
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7036-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3343-5
Imprint: McFarland
Series: The Comparative Drama Conference Series

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vii
Preface  1
A Conversation with Lisa Loomer (Amy Muse)  5
Advancing Accessibility: The “Radical Deaf Theatre” of Aaron
Sawyer’s The Vineyard (Mary Lutze)  19
Irreconcilable Differences: Charles I, Henrietta Maria, and Jones’s
and Townshend’s Court Masques (Mark Scott)  40
Form and Frenzy in Caryl Churchill’s and David Lan’s A Mouthful
of Birds (Melinda Powers)  55
Skepticism in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus: Examining Man’s
Inefficacy through Suspect Language (Emily L. Sharrett)  70
Reading Ahead: An Analysis of Editorial Prolegomena in Shakespeare’s Complete Works  (Melinda M. Marks)  86
Jonson Is for Closers: Reflections on “Original Practice” (Joe Falocco)  95
“You Ain’t Nothing but a ­Hoochie-Mama”: Explorations of Black
Female Promiscuity in Contemporary Media Productions (Devair Jeffries)  106
The Drama of the Ungifted Child or, Where’s the Old
Confidence, Biff? (Doug Phillips)  122
A Chameleon Anthology: Williams’s Source Plays Preview
Variant Baby Dolls (Jeffrey B. Loomis)  140
James and Nora Joyce’s “Greatest Love Story Never Told”:
Jonathan Brielle’s Musical Himself and Nora (William Hutchings)  153
On Bearing Witness to a Poetic Ritual: Robert Wilson’s
Deafman Glance as Seen by János Pilinszky (Enikő Sepsi)  167
Out of the Classroom and into the Community: A “Practical
Ethnography” in Directing Foreign Language Theatre (Scott D. Taylor) 180
What Is the Future of la compagnie in French Theatre? (Cynthia G. ­Running-Johnson)  195
Review of Literature: Selected Books
Daniel Sack, ed. Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical
Stage (Ariel Watson)  209
Julie Bates. Beckett’s Art of Salvage: Writing and Material
Imagination, 1932–1987 (Robert Reginio)  213
Jean-Michel Rabaté. Think, Pig! Beckett at the Limit
of the Human  (Doug Phillips)  217
Richard Preiss and Deanne Williams, eds. Childhood, Education
and the Stage in Early Modern England (Jennifer Heller)  222
Adrienne Macki Braconi. Harlem’s Theaters: A Staging Ground
for Community, Class, and Contradiction, 1923–1939 (Beck Holden)  226
Penny Farfan. Performing Queer Modernism (Rachel Busse)  230
Index  235