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The Resource Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stage, Stephen Watt

Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stage, Stephen Watt

Label
Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stage
Title
Postmodern/drama
Title remainder
reading the contemporary stage
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Watt
Title variation
Postmodern drama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Postmodern/Drama scrutinizes the critical tendency to label texts or writers as "postmodern" and delineates what it might mean to "read" drama more "postmodernly." That is to say, this book resists interpretive gestures that would label writers like Samuel Beckett as a modernist, existentialist, absurdist, or postmodernist, and instead asks in what ways Beckett's plays open themselves to readings that might be termed postmodern in emphasis. Along the way, the author offers sustained analyses of such dramatists as Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Arthur Kopit, Cherrie Moraga, Luis Valdez, Sam Shepard, Karen Finley, and others
  • In addition to the dramatists it explores, the book considers novels by Samuel Beckett, Italo Calvino, and Don DeLillo; films by George Huang and Robert Altman; and commentary on postmodernity by Jean Baudrillard and Fredric Jameson. In the end, the postmodernity of contemporary drama is shown as less a question of genre or media than of a certain mode of subjectivity shared and contested by playwrights, producers, and audiences
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watt, Stephen
Dewey number
809.2/04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1623
LC item number
.W35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theater--theory/text/performance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drama
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
Label
Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stage, Stephen Watt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-212) 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: the problematics of a phrase -- Postmodern/drama, or the bankrupt logic of an empty marker -- Reading, articulation, and postmodernism: novels, postcards, and buildings -- A peristalsis of dim light: Joyce, Beckett, and postmodernism -- Rereading Harold Pinter -- Baudrillard's America (and ours?): the view from the stage -- In the "heat of the image": consuming subjects on the contemporary stage -- Notes -- Index
Control code
38535923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780472108725
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98008970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stage, Stephen Watt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-212) 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: the problematics of a phrase -- Postmodern/drama, or the bankrupt logic of an empty marker -- Reading, articulation, and postmodernism: novels, postcards, and buildings -- A peristalsis of dim light: Joyce, Beckett, and postmodernism -- Rereading Harold Pinter -- Baudrillard's America (and ours?): the view from the stage -- In the "heat of the image": consuming subjects on the contemporary stage -- Notes -- Index
Control code
38535923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780472108725
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98008970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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