Staging Difference

Cultural Pluralism in American Theatre and Drama – Second Printing

by Marc Maufort (Volume editor)
©1997 Others 396 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 25


This volume seeks to determine how contemporary American playwrights and theatre practitioners translate the current debate on cultural pluralism in the United States. While offering re-visions of the Melting Pot, they often challenge its idealistic assumptions, thus inscribing in their work the cultural difference of minorities. Up to now, scholars have studied isolated aspects of this phenomenon. Staging Difference tries to offer a more comprehensive vision, examining the influence of multiculturalism both on performance and dramatic literature.


Publication date
1995 (December)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1995, 1996. 396 pp.

Biographical notes

Marc Maufort (Volume editor)

The Contributors: Sarah Blackstone, Deborah Wood Holton, Bruce A. McConachie, Felicia Hardison Londré, Martha Bower, Georges-Michel Sarotte, Alain Piette, Robert Cooperman, John V. Antush, Bette Mandl, Harry J. Elam, Jr., Patricia R. Schroeder, Daniel J. Watermeier, Beverly Bronson Smith, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, Kim Marra, Ronald R. Miller, James A. Robinson, Johan Callens, James S. Moy, Granger Babcock, Glenda Frank, Yvonne Shafer, Savas Patsalidis, Richard Wattenberg, Marc Maufort. The Editor: Marc Maufort teaches English and American literature at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), where he earned his Ph.D. in 1986. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, he studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he obtained his M.A. in Theatre and Drama in 1983. Dr. Maufort is the author of Songs of American Experience: The Vision of O'Neill and Melville (Peter Lang, 1990). He has lectured widely and written extensively on American and Canadian drama in various scholarly journals. He is the editor of the book, Eugene O'Neill and the Emergence of American Drama (1989).


Title: Staging Difference