Text and Presentation

Text & Presentation

Since 1980, The Comparative Drama Conference Series has been publishing the best papers presented at its annual meetings, keeping readers current in scholarship and performance aesthetics in drama internationally. Text & Presentation’s articles have framed dramatic discourse, identified emerging trends, and challenged established views. Each volume consists of about a dozen articles which have passed the mandated anonymous peer review. For back issues, visit www.McFarlandpub.com.

Participants in the conference are invited to submit their papers for publication consideration to the editor of Text & Presentation. The editor of this year’s publication, Dr. Amy Muse, can be reached at ammuse@stthomas.edu. Manuscripts should be formatted according to the T & P style. Authors are expected to expand their manuscripts beyond presentation-length conference papers into full-length scholarly essays, with a maximum length of 25 double-spaced pages (including notes, works cited, and photos). Each volume also features several book reviews by noted scholars.

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Any questions regarding paper submissions should be sent to the Editor at Amy Muse: ammuse@stthomas.edu.

Text and Presentation, 2019

Acknowledgments  vii

Preface  1

A Conversation with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Baron Kelly)  5

A Raisin in the Sun at 60: A Conversation (Teresa Gilliams, Nathaniel G. Nesmith, Janna Segal, Baron Kelly and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins)  27

Radical Resurrections: A Performance History of John Brown’s
Body (Victoria Lynn Scrimer)  49

Deep When: A Basic Design Philosophy for Addressing Holidays
in Historical Dramas (Michael Schweikardt)  63

Uncanniness and Alienation in Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit and
Airline Highway (M. Scott Phillips) 78

Precious Resources: Cultural Archiving in the Post-Apocalyptic
Worlds of Mr. Burns and Station Eleven (Paul D. Reich)  96

Past the Lyrical: Mythographic Metatheatre in Marina Carr’s
Phaedra Backwards (Phillip Zapkin)  113

Infidelity, Adaptation, and Textuality: Directing Late Medieval
and Early Modern French Farce (Scott D. Taylor)  130

Rectories Meet “One-Hour” Rooms: Williams on Summery and
Eccentric Loves (Jeffrey B. Loomis)  148

A Portrait of the Krapp as a Young[er] Man: Michael Laurence’s
Krapp, 39   (William Hutchings)  161

Waiting for Rothko (Doug Phillips)  174

Review of Literature: Selected Books

Simon Critchley, Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us (Doug Phillips)  189

Trevor Boffone, Teresa Marrero and Chantal Rodriguez, eds.

Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater
(Osvaldo Sandoval-Leon)  193

Lopamudra Basu. Ayad Akhtar, the American Nation, and Its Others
After 9/11: Homeland Insecurity (Mahwash Shoaib)  197

Max Shulman and J. Chris Westgate, eds. Performing the Progressive
Era: Immigration, Urban Life, and Nationalism on Stage (Patrick Midgley)  200

Selby Wynn Schwartz. The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their
Afterlives (Alicia M. Goodman)  204

David Palmer, ed. Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama  (Melissa Rynn Porterfield)  207

Index  211

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