Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Graley Herren, Ed.: The Comparative Drama Conference Series, 11: Text and Presentation

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Graley Herren, Ed.: The Comparative Drama Conference Series, 11: Text and Presentation

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Graley Herren, ed. The Comparative Drama Conference Series, 11: Text and Presentation, 2014. Jefferson: McFarland, 2014. Pp. ix + 252. $59.95.

This volume begins with acknowledgments (v-vi) and a preface by the editor (1-6). The following papers from presentations given at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference are included: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., "A Conversation with David Henry Hwang" (7-22); Giuseppe Sofo, "Translating Tempests: A Reading of Aime Cesaire's Une Tempete in Translation" (23-32); Bruce Louden, "Telemachos, the Odyssey and Hamlet" (33-50); Todd O. Williams, "Cognitive Misappraisal in Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan" (51-65); Elizabeth M. Cizmar, "Primal, Pure or Something in Between? Aida Walker, Dance and Sexuality" (66-83); Ahmed Mohammed Ghaleb, "Mediating East-West Binarisms: A Study of Al-Hakim's Hybrid Plays" (84-98); Doug Phillips, "Fragments Shored: Some Remarks on T. S. Elliot's Drama and the Uses of Hugh Grant's Vacancy" (99-114); Brigitte Bogar and Christopher Innes, "Cabaret and the Avant-Garde" (115-31); Allen J. Kuharski, "Fifty Years of Ariane Mnouchkine and the Theatre du Soleil: The Director as Dramaturge, Theater Historian and Public Intellectual" (132-50); Les Essif, "Norodom Sihanouk: The 'Unfinished' Story of American Global Totalitarianism by Helene Cixous and the Theatre du Soleil" (151-63); Vassiliki Rapti, "Oedipus King / Oedipus Pig: Nanos Valaoritis's Ludic Politics" (164-78); Thomas Butler, "Friends Dying Before Our Eyes in Annie Baker's The Aliens" (179-91); Yuko Kurahashi, "A Comparative Analysis of Three Plays on Disasters: Omnium Gatherum, Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave, and Radio 311" (192-208); Doug Phillips, "Perceptions of Memory and Mechanisms of Power: Beckett, Williams and Pinter" (209-16). …

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