Of Borders and Thresholds: Theatre History, Practice, and Theory

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Michal Kobialka
U of Minnesota Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 311 pages
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The theatre is full of borders and boundaries: between the "real" and "illusionary" conditions of the stage, between the way one acts onstage and in "real" life, between stage and audience, performance and reception. As such, theatre offers a unique opportunity to examine the construction, representation, and functioning of borders. This is the task undertaken by the authors of this volume, the first to apply the lexicon and concepts of border theory to theatre history and performance theory.

The contributors, highly regarded theatre historians, theorists, and practitioners, address a wide range of border-related themes. Their topics include the construction of "America" in the sixteenth century, theatre practices in eighteenth-century England, American Latino playwrights, performances of gender and sexuality, cyborg technologies, and fashion.

  

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Contents

Meditations upon Opening and Crossing Over
19
Negotiating Borders in Three Latino Plays
22
Imperial Licenses Borderless Topographies and
70
Territorial Passages
110
Staging the Nation on Nation Stages
125
Negative Identifications
184
Troubling over Appearances
214
Two Acts of the Illimit
244
Everywhere and Nowhere
278
Contributors
303
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About the author (1999)

Kobialka is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota.

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