Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Joel Schechter, Ed. Popular Theatre: A Sourcebook

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Joel Schechter, Ed. Popular Theatre: A Sourcebook

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New York: Routledge, 2003. Pp. xv + 279 + black-and-white illustrations. $85.00 casebound; $28.95 paperbound.

Following an introduction by the editor ("Back to the Popular Source," [pp. 3-11]), this six-part volume contains these articles: Brooks McNamara,"The Scenograpby of Popular Entertainment" (pp. 12-21); Marvin Carlson, "The Golden Age of the Boulevard" (pp. 22-31); Joel Schechter, "Introduction to Part II" (pp. 35-39); Peter Schumann, "Bread and Puppets" (p. 40); Peter Schumann, "The Radicality of the Puppet Theatre" (pp. 41-48); Roland Barthes, "On Bunraku," trans. Sandy MacDonald (pp. 49-52); Barbara Hatley, "Wayang and Ludruk: Polarities in Java" (pp. 53-63); Richard Schechner, "Julie Taymor: From Jacques Lecoq to The Lion King: An Interview" (pp. 64-75); Joel Schechter, "Introduction to Part III" (pp. 79-82); Carlo Mazzone-Clementi and Jane Hill, "Commedia and the Actor" (pp. 83-89); Misha Berson, "The Dell' Arte Players of Blue Lake, California" (pp. 90-96); Christopher D. Kirkland: "Theatre du Soleil: The Golden Age, First Draft" (pp. 97-103); Dario Fo, trans. Joe Farrell, "Wordless Speech" (pp. 104-06); John Emigh, "Playing with the Past: Visitation and Illusion in the Mask Theatre of Bali" (pp. 107-26); Joel Schechter, "Introduction to Part IV" (129-31); Hovey Burgess, "Circus and the Actor" (pp. 132-37); Kenneth Little, "Pitu's Doubt: Entree Clown Self-Fashioning in the Circus Tradition" (pp. …

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