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Author De Wagter, Caroline, author.

Title "Mouths on fire with songs" : negotiating multi-ethnic identities on the contemporary North American stage / Caroline De Wagter.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (lxvii, 356 pages .).
Series Cross/cultures : readings in post/colonial literatures and cultures in English, 0924-1426 ; 163
Cross/cultures ; 163.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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 canonici.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Multiculturalism in literature.
American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Canadian drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: De Wagter, Caroline. "Mouths on fire with songs". 9789042036963 9042036966
ISBN 9789401209540 (electronic bk.)
9401209545 (electronic bk.)
9789042036963 (cased)
9042036966 (cased)