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Staging Difference

Cultural Pluralism in American Theatre and Drama – Second Printing


Edited By Marc Maufort

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.


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Notes on Contributors JOHN V. ANTUSH, an associate professor of English and American literature at Fordham University, has edited three anthologies of plays. His latest is Nuestro New York: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Plays ( 1994 ). He is currently working on a book of literary criticism about the Puerto Rican playwrights ofNew York. GRANGER BABCOCK is an assistant professor at Louisiana State University at Alexandria; he has published essays on Arthur Miller and Langston Hughes. SARAH BLACKSTONE teaches threatre history and dramatic literature at the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, where she also serves as her Department's Director of Graduate Studies. The author of two books on Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, she is currently conducting research on American melodramas. MARTHA BoWER, an associate professor of English at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the author of two books: an unexpurgated first edition of O'Neill's More Stately Mansions (1988) and Eugene 0 'Neill's Unfinished Threnody and Process of Invention in Four Cycle Plays (1992). She has also authored numerous articles in the field of drama. JoHAN CALLENS is a postdoctoral fellow of the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) and adjunct associate professor of English at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). The author of Double Binds: Existentialist Inspriration and Generic Experimentation in the Early Work of Jack Richardson (1993), he has published numerous articles on contemporary American drama. RoBERT CooPERMAN is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the Ohio State University, where his doctoral dissertation involves the plays produced...

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