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The Resource American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962, Bruce McConachie

American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962, Bruce McConachie

Label
American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962
Title
American theater in the culture of the Cold War
Title remainder
producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962
Statement of responsibility
Bruce McConachie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this study, Bruce McConachie uses the primary metaphor of containment - what happens when we categorize a play, a television shows, or anything we view as having an inside, an outside, and a boundary between the two - as the dominant metaphor of Cold War theatergoing. Drawing on the cognitive psychology and linguistics of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, he provides unusual access to the ways in which spectators in the Cold War years projected themselves into stage figures that gave them pleasure."
  • "McConachie reconstructs these cognitive processes by relying on scripts, set designs, reviews, memoirs, and other evidence. After establishing his theoretical framework, he focuses on three archetypal figures of containment significant in Cold War culture: Empty Boys, Family Circles, and Fragmented Heroes
  • McConachie uses a range of plays, musicals, and modern dances from the dominant culture of the Cold War to discuss these figures, including The Seven Year Itch, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The King and I, A Raisin in the Sun, Night Journey, and The Crucible. In an epilogue, he discusses the legacy of Cold War theater form 1962 to 1992"--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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McConachie, Bruce A
Dewey number
792/.0973/0945
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2266.3
LC item number
.M38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in theatre history & culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • American drama
Label
American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962, Bruce McConachie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52257612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780877458623
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003052011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American theater in the culture of the Cold War : producing and contesting containment, 1947-1962, Bruce McConachie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52257612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780877458623
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003052011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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