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New Native American Drama

Author : Hanay Geiogamah
ISBN : 0806116978
Genre : Performing Arts
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This first collection of plays by an Indian playwright presents a spectrum of Indian life that ranges in time from the past to the present and on into the future. Body Indian, the earliest, most widely performed, and most highly acclaimed of Geiogamah's plays, deals with a problem of the present -Indian alcoholism. But the play is not so much about alcoholism as it is about the social and moral obligations that Indian people owe to one another. Foghorn, through the use of humor rather than bitterness, tries to exorcise the harmful stereotyping that often stands in the way of non-Indians' understanding of Indians, and even on occasion of Indians' own appreciation of themselves. In the play 49 the author links the past with the present and points a road to the future. Here the approach is synchronic rather than diachronic. The value of Indian traditions is emphasized -but only where those traditions are used imaginatively and not treated as ossified relics to be blindly venerated. 49 celebrates the continuity of Indian life in the vigor of new forms and with an abiding optimism. This collection of plays-all widely performed and seriously and extensively reviewed-adds a new and important voice to the small body of Indian authors who write about their own people.
Category: Performing Arts

Indigenous North American Drama

Author : Birgit Däwes
ISBN : 9781438446615
Genre : Drama
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Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.
Category: Drama

Seventh Generation

Author : Theatre Communications Group
ISBN : UOM:39015046486117
Genre : Drama
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The first major collection of dramatic works by Native Americans.
Category: Drama

Where The Pavement Ends

Author : William S. Yellow Robe
ISBN : 0806132655
Genre : Drama
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The Star Quilter -- a staged reading at the Crystal Theatre in Missoula, Montana, 1988 -- a radio broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation in its Radio Drama series, 1996 -- a staged reading by the New Jersey Repertory Theater Company, 1999 The Body Guards -- a full production by the Wakiknabe Theater Company, an intertribal theater company, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997 -- a second production by Wakiknabe at the Taos Arts Association, Taos, New Mexico, 1999 -- a staged reading by the New Jersey Repertory Theater Company, 1999 Rez Politics -- a play reading sponsored by the Wakiknabe Theater Company, 1997 The Council -- a full production by the Seattle Children's Theatre, 1991 -- a full production by the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 1992 -- a production by the Wakiknabe Theater Company as part of a children's festival sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, 1999 Sneaky -- a production at the New World Theatre, 1987 -- a staged reading at Joe Papp's Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre, 1995 -- two productions by the Wakiknabe Theater Company, 1998, 1999
Category: Drama

American Gypsy

Author : Diane Glancy
ISBN : 0806134569
Genre : Drama
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Presents a collection of plays which cover such topics as generational relationships, Native American legends, and Native American beliefs, and includes an essay on Native American playwriting.
Category: Drama

Stories Of Our Way

Author : Hanay Geiogamah
ISBN : UCSC:32106019253456
Genre : Drama
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Cultural Writing. Native American Studies. STORIES OF OUR WAY is the first anthology of its kind to span more than thirty years of American Indian theater, including the 1930s classic THE CHEROKEE NIGHT. This distinguished group of twelve plays draws ona rich range of tribal experiences -- Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Kiowa, Navajo, Oneida, Otoe-Missouria, Rappahonack, and urban. They treatthe diverse stories of Native people's ways with gritty integrity, uncompromising honesty, and deep respect, balanced with an awareness of the challenges and responsibilities to renew, and a commitment to an evolving American Indian theatrical aesthetic. These playwrights invite audiences to probe the often painful past, share the enduring values of family, community, and tribe, and celebrate humor and spirituality.
Category: Drama

Performing Worlds Into Being

Author : Ann Elizabeth Armstrong
ISBN : 1424331129
Genre : Drama
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Drama. Native American Studies. Edited by Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, Kelli Lyon Johnson, and William A. Wortman. "PERFORMING WORLDS INTO BEING is a rich, diverse, and indispensable contribution to the fields of Native Studies and American theater. It brings together some of the most prominent voices in Native North American theater through plays, interviews, surveys, critical analyses, poetic responses and essays. It is a truly communal celebration of contemporary indigenous performance"--Dr. Birgit Daewes.
Category: Drama

Ceremony Spirituality And Ritual In Native American Performance

Author : Hanay Geiogamah
ISBN : 0935626662
Genre : Performing Arts
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Drama. Native American Studies. Performing Arts. Approaching Native American theater as ceremonial performance comprised of centuries-old tribal traditions and aesthetic concepts, Hanay Geiogamah combines his thirty-five years of creative and experimental work and research in Native theater to illuminate the elements of myth, spirituality, and ceremony and their integration into dramatic performances. Specific observations on how ritual is constructed and activated are presented along with selected examples of the process from recent native theater works. Other topics include spirituality as the basis for dramatic text, the techniques of the shaman as director, and the creative process of integration.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cambridge Guide To American Theatre

Author : Don B. Wilmeth
ISBN : 0521564441
Genre : Drama
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An encyclopedic guide to all aspects of the American theatre from its earliest history to the present, with over 2,300 cross-referenced entries on people, venues, plays, and other theatrical phenomena. There are over 100 topical entries covering theatre in several major US cities and such disparate subjects as African-American, Asian and Hispanic theatre, theatre architecture, scenic design, gay and lesbian theatre, magic, unions, puppetry, and alternative, popular forms (such as circus, vaudeville, burlesque, tent shows). Arranged alphabetically, the entries help to redefine the domain of the American theatre. The Guide is supplemented with an extensive bibliography and biographical index, the latter covering over 3,000 individual entries. This revised edition, building on the work of over 80 expert contributors and including numerous corrections, updates and over 40 new entries reinforces its reputation as the most up-to-date guide to American theatre available.
Category: Drama

The Native American Renaissance

Author : Alan R. Velie
ISBN : 9780806151311
Genre : History
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The outpouring of Native American literature that followed the publication of N. Scott Momaday’s Pulitzer Prize–winning House Made of Dawn in 1968 continues unabated. Fiction and poetry, autobiography and discursive writing from such writers as James Welch, Gerald Vizenor, and Leslie Marmon Silko constitute what critic Kenneth Lincoln in 1983 termed the Native American Renaissance. This collection of essays takes the measure of that efflorescence. The contributors scrutinize writers from Momaday to Sherman Alexie, analyzing works by Native women, First Nations Canadian writers, postmodernists, and such theorists as Robert Warrior, Jace Weaver, and Craig Womack. Weaver’s own examination of the development of Native literary criticism since 1968 focuses on Native American literary nationalism. Alan R. Velie turns to the achievement of Momaday to examine the ways Native novelists have influenced one another. Post-renaissance and postmodern writers are discussed in company with newer writers such as Gordon Henry, Jr., and D. L. Birchfield. Critical essays discuss the poetry of Simon Ortiz, Kimberly Blaeser, Diane Glancy, Luci Tapahonso, and Ray A. Young Bear, as well as the life writings of Janet Campbell Hale, Carter Revard, and Jim Barnes. An essay on Native drama examines the work of Hanay Geiogamah, the Native American Theater Ensemble, and Spider Woman Theatre. In the volume’s concluding essay, Kenneth Lincoln reflects on the history of the Native American Renaissance up to and beyond his seminal work, and discusses Native literature’s legacy and future. The essays collected here underscore the vitality of Native American literature and the need for debate on theory and ideology.
Category: History

Native North American Theater In A Global Age

Author : Birgit Däwes
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128356123
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Indigenous drama is at once the oldest and most innovative, the most heavily displaced and resistant American genre. Despite its increasing international presence over the past two decades, the field has so far been neglected by scholarship. This study seeks to chart the genre, in both the U.S. and Canada, by its contemporary manifestations from 1968 to 2004 and traces its historical entanglements in simulacral images and colonial surveillance. Placing particular emphasis on the fashioning of cultural identity, this approach situates Native theater in the larger framework of transnational methodologies. General questions of theatricality and representation are complemented by in-depth analyses of 25 plays by authors such as Hanay Geiogamah, Monica Charles, Gerald Vizenor, Spiderwoman Theater, Diane Glancy, Margo Kane, Tomson Highway, and Drew Hayden Taylor.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Companion To Twentieth Century American Drama

Author : David Krasner
ISBN : 9781405137348
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion provides an original and authoritative surveyof twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of thebest scholars and critics in the field. Balances consideration of canonical material with discussion ofworks by previously marginalized playwrights Includes studies of leading dramatists, such as TennesseeWilliams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein Allows readers to make new links between particular plays andplaywrights Examines the movements that framed the century, such as theHarlem Renaissance, lesbian and gay drama, and the soloperformances of the 1980s and 1990s Situates American drama within larger discussions aboutAmerican ideas and culture
Category: Literary Criticism

Handbook Of Native American Literature

Author : Andrew Wiget
ISBN : 9781135639174
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Handbook of Native American Literature is a unique, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to the oral and written literatures of Native Americans. It lays the perfect foundation for understanding the works of Native American writers. Divided into three major sections, Native American Oral Literatures, The Historical Emergence of Native American Writing, and A Native American Renaissance: 1967 to the Present, it includes 22 lengthy essays, written by scholars of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. The book features reports on the oral traditions of various tribes and topics such as the relation of the Bible, dreams, oratory, humor, autobiography, and federal land policies to Native American literature. Eight additional essays cover teaching Native American literature, new fiction, new theater, and other important topics, and there are bio-critical essays on more than 40 writers ranging from William Apes (who in the early 19th century denounced white society's treatment of his people) to contemporary poet Ray Young Bear. Packed with information that was once scattered and scarce, the Handbook of Native American Literature -a valuable one-volume resource-is sure to appeal to everyone interested in Native American history, culture, and literature. Previously published in cloth as The Dictionary of Native American Literature
Category: Literary Criticism

Early American Drama

Author : Various
ISBN : 1101177217
Genre : Drama
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This unique volume includes eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tylers The Contrast (1789); William Dunlap'sAndre (1798); James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808); Robert Montgomery Bird's The Gladiator (1831); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845); George Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon (1859). For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Drama

The Oxford Handbook Of American Drama

Author : Jeffrey H. Richards
ISBN : 9780199731497
Genre : Drama
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This volume explores the history of American drama from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It describes origins of early republican drama and its evolution during the pre-war and post-war periods. It traces the emergence of different types of American drama including protest plays, reform drama, political drama, experimental drama, urban plays, feminist drama and realist plays. This volume also analyzes the works of some of the most notable American playwrights including Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller and those written by women dramatists.
Category: Drama

The Facts On File Companion To American Drama

Author : Jackson R. Bryer
ISBN : 9781438129662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Native American Dance

Author : Denee Jaggers Bannister
ISBN : OCLC:48429989
Genre : Indian dance
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Critical Companion To Native American And First Nations Theatre And Performance

Author : Jaye T. Darby
ISBN : 9781350035065
Genre : Performing Arts
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This foundational study offers an accessible introduction to Native American and First Nations theatre by drawing on critical Indigenous and dramaturgical frameworks. It is the first major survey book to introduce Native artists, plays, and theatres within their cultural, aesthetic, spiritual, and socio-political contexts. Native American and First Nations theatre weaves the spiritual and aesthetic traditions of Native cultures into diverse, dynamic, contemporary plays that enact Indigenous human rights through the plays' visionary styles of dramaturgy and performance. The book begins by introducing readers to historical and cultural contexts helpful for reading Native American and First Nations drama, followed by an overview of Indigenous plays and theatre artists from across the century. Finally, it points forward to the ways in which Native American and First Nations theatre artists are continuing to create works that advocate for human rights through transformative Native performance practices. Addressing the complexities of this dynamic field, this volume offers critical grounding in the historical development of Indigenous theatre in North America, while analysing key Native plays and performance traditions from the mainland United States and Canada. In surveying Native theatre from the late 19th century until today, the authors explore the cultural, aesthetic, and spiritual concerns, as well as the political and revitalization efforts of Indigenous peoples. This book frames the major themes of the genre and identifies how such themes are present in the dramaturgy, rehearsal practices, and performance histories of key Native scripts.
Category: Performing Arts