Interrogating America through Theatre and Performance

  • Editors
  • William W. Demastes
  • Iris Smith Fischer

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. William W. Demastes
    Pages 1-10
  3. Christopher Bigsby
    Pages 157-164
  4. Jacqueline O’Connor
    Pages 181-198
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-303

About this book


This collection of essays dissects American plays, movies and other performance types that examine America and its history and culture. From Amerindian stage performances to AIDS and post-9/11 America, it displays the various and important ways theatre and performance studies have examined and conversed with American culture and history.


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