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The Resource Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater, Jacqueline O'Connor

Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater, Jacqueline O'Connor

Label
Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater
Title
Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline O'Connor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The development of the documentary trial play in late-twentieth-century American theater From the Chicago Conspiracy Trial and the O.J. Simpson trial to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill congressional hearings, legal and legislative proceedings in the latter part of the twentieth-century kept Americans spellbound. Situated on the shifting border between imagination and the law, trial plays edit, arrange, and reproduce court records, media coverage, and first-person interviews, transforming these elements into a performance. In this first book-length critical study of contemporary American documentary theater, Jacqueline O'Connor examines in depth ten such plays, all written and staged since 1970, and considers the role of the genre in re-creating and revising narratives of significant conflicts in contemporary history. Documentary theater, she shows, is a particularly appropriate and widely utilized theatrical form for engaging in debate about tensions between civil rights and institutional power, the inconsistency of justice, and challenges to gender norms. For each of the plays discussed, including The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill/Thomas Hearings, and The Laramie Project, O'Connor provides historical context and a brief production history before considering the trial the play focuses on. Grouping plays historically and thematically, she demonstrates how dramatic representation advances our understanding of the law's power while revealing the complexities that hinder society's pursuit of justice."-- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Connor, Jacqueline
Dewey number
812/.051409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS338.H56
LC item number
O25 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theater in the Americas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical drama, American
  • Theater
  • Literature and history
  • Trials in literature
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
Label
Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater, Jacqueline O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Contents
Legal representation -- Judicial identification : The trial of the Catonsville Nine and The Chicago conspiracy trial -- National investigation : Inquest and Are you now or have you ever been -- Ideological confrontation : Execution of justice and Greensboro (a requiem) -- Individual interrogation, communal resolution : unquestioned integrity : The Hill/Thomas hearings, Gross indecency : the three trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie project -- Cultural legislation
Control code
812254083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780809332366
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012043920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812254083
Label
Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater, Jacqueline O'Connor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Contents
Legal representation -- Judicial identification : The trial of the Catonsville Nine and The Chicago conspiracy trial -- National investigation : Inquest and Are you now or have you ever been -- Ideological confrontation : Execution of justice and Greensboro (a requiem) -- Individual interrogation, communal resolution : unquestioned integrity : The Hill/Thomas hearings, Gross indecency : the three trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie project -- Cultural legislation
Control code
812254083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780809332366
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012043920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)812254083

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