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Drama and the postmodern [electronic resource] : assessing the limits of metatheatre / edited by Daniel K. Jernigan.

Contributor(s): Jernigan, Daniel K.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (ix, 378 p.).ISBN: 9781624991387 (electronic bk.); 1624991386 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Metatheater | Postmoderne | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LiteraryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Drama and the postmodern.DDC classification: 809.2/04 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Beginnings: Postmodern Tipping Points / Daniel K. Jernigan -- Ch. 1. Spatial Ambiguity and the Early Modern/Postmodern in King Lear / Jenn Stephenson -- Ch. 2. Metadrama, Authority, and the Roots of Incredulity / Bill Angus -- Ch. 3. Parody, Metatheatre, and the Postmodern Turn: A Secret History of Irish Drama / Eugene McNulty -- Ch. 4. Lost in the Dark: Performing the Postmodern Moment in Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones / Lance Norman -- Ch. 5. Landscapes of Metatheatre: Gertrude Stein's Anticipation of the Postmodern / Teresa Requena Pelegri -- Ch. 6. "Nayman" No More: Reconsidering Samuel Beckett / Matthew Paproth -- Ch. 7. Tom Stoppard's Regressive Postmodernity: Tracking the Major Plays, From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to Indian Ink / Daniel K. Jernigan -- Ch. 8. Elfriede Jelinek: Staging a Heideggerian Postmodern Debate in Totenauberg / Christine Kiebuzinska -- Ch. 9. Staging the Audience: Peter Weiss' The Investigation / Scott Windham -- Ch. 10. Top Girls: Postmodern Imperfect / Prapassaree Thaiwutipong Kramer -- Ch. 11. "Pessimism of the Intellect-Optimism of the Will": Tony Kushner's Postmodern Aesthetic / James Fisher -- Ch. 12. Postmodern Ethics in Mark Ravenhill's Some Explicit Polaroids / Leslie A. Wade -- Ch. 13. Rise and Fall of the Lad: Joe Penhall's Early Plays / William C. Boles -- Ch. 14. Utopia in absentia: Staging Possibilities in Kirk Lynn's WAR / Margaret F. Savilonis -- Ch. 15. Beckett and the Stage Image: Toward a Poetics of Postmodern Performance / Neil Murphy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Beginnings: Postmodern Tipping Points / Daniel K. Jernigan -- Ch. 1. Spatial Ambiguity and the Early Modern/Postmodern in King Lear / Jenn Stephenson -- Ch. 2. Metadrama, Authority, and the Roots of Incredulity / Bill Angus -- Ch. 3. Parody, Metatheatre, and the Postmodern Turn: A Secret History of Irish Drama / Eugene McNulty -- Ch. 4. Lost in the Dark: Performing the Postmodern Moment in Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones / Lance Norman -- Ch. 5. Landscapes of Metatheatre: Gertrude Stein's Anticipation of the Postmodern / Teresa Requena Pelegri -- Ch. 6. "Nayman" No More: Reconsidering Samuel Beckett / Matthew Paproth -- Ch. 7. Tom Stoppard's Regressive Postmodernity: Tracking the Major Plays, From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to Indian Ink / Daniel K. Jernigan -- Ch. 8. Elfriede Jelinek: Staging a Heideggerian Postmodern Debate in Totenauberg / Christine Kiebuzinska -- Ch. 9. Staging the Audience: Peter Weiss' The Investigation / Scott Windham -- Ch. 10. Top Girls: Postmodern Imperfect / Prapassaree Thaiwutipong Kramer -- Ch. 11. "Pessimism of the Intellect-Optimism of the Will": Tony Kushner's Postmodern Aesthetic / James Fisher -- Ch. 12. Postmodern Ethics in Mark Ravenhill's Some Explicit Polaroids / Leslie A. Wade -- Ch. 13. Rise and Fall of the Lad: Joe Penhall's Early Plays / William C. Boles -- Ch. 14. Utopia in absentia: Staging Possibilities in Kirk Lynn's WAR / Margaret F. Savilonis -- Ch. 15. Beckett and the Stage Image: Toward a Poetics of Postmodern Performance / Neil Murphy.

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