Reading Modern Drama

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Alan Ackerman
University of Toronto Press, Apr 25, 2012 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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Exploring the relationship between dramatic language and its theatrical aspects, Reading Modern Drama provides an accessible entry point for general readers and academics into the world of contemporary theatre scholarship. This collection promotes the use of diverse perspectives and critical methods to explore the common theme of language as well as the continued relevance of modern drama in our lives.

Reading Modern Drama offers provocative close readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays, from Hedda Gabler to e.e. cummings' Him. Taken together, these essays enter into an ongoing, fruitful debate about the terms 'modern' and 'drama' and build a much-needed bridge between literary studies and performance studies.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Lady TeazleNoraHelmerand
The Relationship between
Silencio he dicho Space Language
MYKA TUCKERABRAMSON
Godot as Performativity
Gertrude Stein and
Cognitive Catharsisin The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Archaeological VoyagesRitual Origins
Index
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Alan Ackerman is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.

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