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In Staging Whiteness, Mary Brewer offers close textual readings of plays by American and British 20th century playwrights--both canonical and some that fall outside the mainstream--looking at how whiteness as an identity is created onstage, and how this has changed historically. With clarity and persuasion, Brewer argues that configurations of whiteness are dispersed and reflected through discourses that range from theory to literature and common social language, and that discursive performances of whiteness are a crucial feature of everyday social interactions.
Includes discussions of: G.B. Shaw's Captain Brassbound's Conversion W. Somerset Maugham's The Explorer W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood's The Ascent of F6 Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape Langston Hughes' Mulatto Thornton Wilder's Our Town Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes Bridget Boland's The Cockpit T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party John Osborne's The Entertainer Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge Edward Albee's The American Dream Amiri Baraka's Dutchman David Rabe's Sticks and Bones Adrienne Kennedy's A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White Edward Bond's Early Morning John Arden's and Margarette D'Arcy's The Island of the Mighty Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles Tony Kushner's Angels in America Suzan-Lori Parks' The America Play Philip Osment's This Island's Mine Michael Ellis' Chameleon David Hare's The Absence of War
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2005
ISBN 0819567698 ISBN13 9780819567697
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More About Mary F. Brewer
MARY BREWER is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Performance Studies at De Montfort University in the U.K. She is the author of Race, Sex and Gender in Contemporary Women's Theatre (1999) and the editor of Exclusions in Feminist Thought (2002).