The Resource “Mouths on Fire with Songs”. : Negotiating Multi-Ethnic Identities on the Contemporary North American Stage

“Mouths on Fire with Songs”. : Negotiating Multi-Ethnic Identities on the Contemporary North American Stage

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“Mouths on Fire with Songs”. : Negotiating Multi-Ethnic Identities on the Contemporary North American Stage
Title
“Mouths on Fire with Songs”.
Title remainder
Negotiating Multi-Ethnic Identities on the Contemporary North American Stage
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Language
eng
Summary
This book, the first cross-cultural study of post-1970s anglophone Canadian and American multi-ethnic drama, invites assessment of the thematic and aesthetic contributions of this theater in today's globalized culture. A growing number of playwrights of African, South and East Asian, and First Nations heritage have engaged with manifold socio-political and aesthetic issues in experimental works combining formal features of more classical European dramatic traditions with such elements of ethnic culture as ancestral music and dance, to interrogate the very concepts of theatricality and canonicity. Their "mouths on fire" (August Wilson), these playwrights contest stereotyped notions of authenticity. In¬spired by songs of anger, passion, experience, survival, and regeneration, the plays analyzed bespeak a burning desire to break the silence, to heal and empower. Foregrounding questions of hybridity, diaspora, cultural memory, and nation, this comparative study includes discussion of some twenty-five case studies of plays by such authors as M.J. Kang, August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Chay Yew, Padma Viswanathan, Rana Bose, Diane Glancy, and Drew Hayden Taylor. Through its cross-cultural and cross-national prism, "Mouths on Fire with Songs" shows that multi-ethnic drama is one of the most diverse and dynamic sites of cultural production in North America today
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MiAaPQ
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De Wagter, Caroline
LC call number
PN56.M8 -- W34 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Multiculturalism in literature
  • Multiculturalism in the theater
Label
“Mouths on Fire with Songs”. : Negotiating Multi-Ethnic Identities on the Contemporary North American Stage
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1402867
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Staging Hybridity on the North American Scene -- 2 Shattering the North American Dream: Testimonies and Experiences -- 3 Cultural Memory in North American Drama -- 4 Performing Imagined Communities -- Conclusion: Millennial Vistas -- Works Cited -- Index
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EBC1402867
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401209540
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1402867
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1402867
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10764744
  • (CaONFJC)MIL519188
  • (OCoLC)858764925
Label
“Mouths on Fire with Songs”. : Negotiating Multi-Ethnic Identities on the Contemporary North American Stage
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1402867
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Staging Hybridity on the North American Scene -- 2 Shattering the North American Dream: Testimonies and Experiences -- 3 Cultural Memory in North American Drama -- 4 Performing Imagined Communities -- Conclusion: Millennial Vistas -- Works Cited -- Index
Control code
EBC1402867
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (420 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401209540
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1402867
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1402867
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10764744
  • (CaONFJC)MIL519188
  • (OCoLC)858764925

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