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The Resource Earth matters on stage : ecology and environment in American theater, Theresa J. May

Earth matters on stage : ecology and environment in American theater, Theresa J. May

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Earth matters on stage : ecology and environment in American theater
Title
Earth matters on stage
Title remainder
ecology and environment in American theater
Statement of responsibility
Theresa J. May
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Earth Matters tells the story of how American theatre has shaped popular understandings of the environment throughout the 20th century as it argues for theatre's potential power in the age of climate change. Using cultural and environmental history, seven chapters illuminate key moments in American theatre and American environmentalism over the course of the 20th century in the US. Earth Matters focuses in particular on how drama has represented environmental injustice, and how inequality has become part of the American environmental landscape. As the first book-length ecocritical study of American theatre, Earth Matters examines both familiar dramas, but also lesser-known grassroots plays, in an effort to show that theatre can be a powerful force for social change From frontier drama of the late nineteenth century to the eco-theatre movement, Earth Matters argues that theatre has been part of the history of environmental ideas and action in the U.S. Earth Matters also maps the rise of an ecocritical thought and ecotheatre practice-what the author calls ecodramaturgy -showing how theatre has informed environmental perceptions and policies. Through key plays and productions, it identifies strategies for artists who want their work to contribute to cultural transformation in the face of climate change"--
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May, Theresa J
Dewey number
812/.5093553
Index
index present
LC call number
PS350
LC item number
.M37 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American drama
  • Theater and society
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • American drama
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Theater and society
  • United States
  • Drama
  • Ecocriticism
  • Natur
  • Umwelt
  • American drama
  • Theater and society
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • USA
Label
Earth matters on stage : ecology and environment in American theater, Theresa J. May
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Introduction : Where has theater been while the world's been falling apart? -- Stories that kill. Augustin Daly's Horizon and William F. Cody's Wild West : the drama of civilization -- The Sabine wilderness and progressive conservation. David Belasco's The girl of the golden west and William Vaughn Moody's The great divide -- Dynamos, dust, and discontent. Eugene O'Neal's Dynamo and the federal theatre project's living newspapers Triple-A plowed under and Power -- We know we belong to the land. Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman -- (Re)claiming home and homelands : Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun, Luis Valdez's Bernabé, and Sam Shepard's Buried child -- Stories in the land/legacies in the body. Robert Schenkhan's The Kentucky cycle, Cherríe Moraga's Heroes and saints, and Anne Galjour's Alligator tales -- Kinship, community, and climate change. Marie Clements's Burning vision and Chantal Bilodeau's Sila -- Epilogue : Theater as a site of civic generosity
Control code
1137839233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780367464622
Lccn
2020002880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137839233
Label
Earth matters on stage : ecology and environment in American theater, Theresa J. May
Publication
Copyright
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
Introduction : Where has theater been while the world's been falling apart? -- Stories that kill. Augustin Daly's Horizon and William F. Cody's Wild West : the drama of civilization -- The Sabine wilderness and progressive conservation. David Belasco's The girl of the golden west and William Vaughn Moody's The great divide -- Dynamos, dust, and discontent. Eugene O'Neal's Dynamo and the federal theatre project's living newspapers Triple-A plowed under and Power -- We know we belong to the land. Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman -- (Re)claiming home and homelands : Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun, Luis Valdez's Bernabé, and Sam Shepard's Buried child -- Stories in the land/legacies in the body. Robert Schenkhan's The Kentucky cycle, Cherríe Moraga's Heroes and saints, and Anne Galjour's Alligator tales -- Kinship, community, and climate change. Marie Clements's Burning vision and Chantal Bilodeau's Sila -- Epilogue : Theater as a site of civic generosity
Control code
1137839233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780367464622
Lccn
2020002880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137839233

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