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Staging a Cultural Paradigm

The Political and the Personal in American Drama


Barbara Ozieblo and Miriam López-Rodríguez

Contents: Barbara Ozieblo: Introduction: The Political and the Personal in American Drama – Brenda Murphy: Tennessee Williams and Cold-War Politics – Ana Antón-Pacheco: Coping with the Personal: Tennessee Williams’s Minimalist Plays – Gary Harrington: The Smashed Mirror: Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire – Stuart Marlow: Interrogating The Crucible: Revisiting the Biographical, Historical and Political Sources of Arthur Miller’s Play – Russell DiNapoli: Maxwell Anderson’s Misuse of Poetic Discourse in Winterset – Johan Callens: Going Public, Performing Stein – Cheryl Black/Robert K. Sarlós: On the Threshold of Sexual Politics in American Theater and Drama: The Provincetown Players – Marcia Noe: The New Woman in the Plays of Susan Glaspell – Marta Fernández-Morales: The Two Spheres in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles and The Verge – Karin Ikas: The Promise and the Reality of the American Dream in Mexican-American Plays – María Luisa Ochoa-Fernández: Weaving the Personal and the Political in Dolores Prida’s Beautiful Señoritas, Coser y Cantar and Botánica – Mar Gallego: Redefining African-American Female Space: Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun and Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls – Araceli González-Crespán: Against «Ruby Lip and Saucy Curl»: Breaking the Great Divide among Women in Beah Richards’s A Black Woman Speaks – Stephen J. Bottoms: Untidying Her Passions: The Medea of H.M. Koutoukas – Antonia Rodríguez-Gago: Re-Creating Herstory: Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus – Claudia Barnett: «In Your Dreams!»: Deb Margolin’s Fantasy/Drama – Félix Martín-Gutiérrez: Fragments from the Political Unconscious in Adrienne Kennedy’s Plays – La Vinia Delois Jennings: Reflection of Self as Other: Mimetic Parallels between Minstrelsy and Anna Deveare Smith’s Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities – Katherine Weiss: Sam Shepard’s Family Trilogy: Breaking Down Mythical Prisons – Inés Cuenca-Aguilar: Representations of Women in Sam Shepard’s Theater – N.J. Stanley: Screamingly Funny and Terrifyingly Shocking: Paula Vogel as Domestic Detective.