American Literature on Stage and Screen Book
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American Literature on Stage and Screen


  • Author : Thomas S. Hischak
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786492794

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American Literature on Stage and Screen Excerpt :

The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.

Uncle Tom s Cabin on the American Stage and Screen Book

Uncle Tom s Cabin on the American Stage and Screen


  • Author : John W. Frick
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137566454

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Uncle Tom s Cabin on the American Stage and Screen Excerpt :

No play in the history of the American Stage has been as ubiquitous and as widely viewed as Uncle Tom's Cabin . This book traces the major dramatizations of Stowe's classic from its inception in 1852 through modern versions on film. Frick introduce the reader to the artists who created the plays and productions that created theatre history.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature  I   M Book

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M


  • Author : Nelson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : 2483
  • ISBN 10 : 031333062X

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M Excerpt :

Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.

Theatre as Human Action Book

Theatre as Human Action


  • Author : Thomas S. Hischak
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538126431

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Theatre as Human Action Excerpt :

Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts, Third Edition is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays, this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. The four plays central to this book are the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the American comedy classic You Can’t Take It with You, and—new to this edition—the contemporary hip-hop musical Hamilton. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then these four representative works are referred to throughout the book. In addition to looking at both the theoretical and practical aspects of theatre arts—from the nature of theatre and drama to how it reflects society—the author also explains the processes that playwrights, actors, designers, directors, producers, and critics go through. In addition to Hamilton, this edition includes full color images throughout, as well as revised chapters and expanded and updated material on the technical aspects of theatre, coverage of children’s theatre and British theatre, the role of drama as therapy, and the importance of diversity in theatre today. Structured into ten chapters, each looking at a major area or artist—and concluding with the audience and critics—the unique approach of Theatre as Human Action thoroughly addresses all of the major topics to be found in an introduction to theatre text.

Women Adapting Book

Women Adapting


  • Author : Bethany Wood
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609386498

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Women Adapting Excerpt :

When most of us hear the title Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, we think of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell’s iconic film performance. Few, however, are aware that the movie was based on Anita Loos’s 1925 comic novel by the same name. What does it mean, Women Adapting asks, to translate a Jazz Age blockbuster from book to film or stage? What adjustments are necessary and what, if anything, is lost? Bethany Wood examines three well-known stories that debuted as women’s magazine serials—Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, and Edna Ferber’s Show Boat—and traces how each of these beloved narratives traveled across publishing, theatre, and film through adaptation. She documents the formation of adaptation systems and how they involved women’s voices and labor in modern entertainment in ways that have been previously underappreciated. What emerges is a picture of a unique window of time in the early decades of the twentieth century, when women in entertainment held influential positions in production and management. These days, when filmic adaptations seem endless and perhaps even unoriginal, Women Adapting challenges us to rethink the popular platitude, “The book is always better than the movie.”

The Encyclopedia of Film Composers Book

The Encyclopedia of Film Composers


  • Author : Thomas S. Hischak
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 836
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442245501

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The Encyclopedia of Film Composers Excerpt :

For more than a century, original music has been composed for the cinema. From the early days when live music accompanied silent films to the present in which a composer can draw upon a full orchestra or a lone synthesizer to embody a composition, music has been an integral element of most films. By the late 1930s, movie studios had established music departments, and some of the greatest names in film music emerged during Hollywood’s Golden Age, including Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Bernard Herrmann. Over the decades, other creators of screen music offered additional memorable scores, and some composers—such as Henry Mancini, Randy Newman, and John Williams—have become household names. The Encyclopedia of Film Composers features entries on more than 250 movie composers from around the world. It not only provides facts about these artists but also explains what makes each composer notable and discusses his or her music in detail. Each entry includes Biographical material Important dates Career highlights Analysis of the composer’s musical style Complete list of movie credits This book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for movies over the past one hundred years. In addition to composers from the United States and Great Britain, artists from dozens of other countries are also represented. A rich resource of movie music history, The Encyclopedia of Film Composers will be of interest to fans of cinema in general as well as those who want to learn more about the many talented individuals who have created memorable scores.

Whoopi Goldberg on Stage and Screen Book
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Whoopi Goldberg on Stage and Screen


  • Author : Lisa Pertillar Brevard
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-01-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786468874

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Whoopi Goldberg on Stage and Screen Excerpt :

"All at once, and without apology or shame, the name Whoopi Goldberg conjures images of laughter, sex, surprise, versatility, African heritage, and Jewish identity, to name a few. This book provides an overview of some of Goldberg's most important efforts on Broadway and in major motion pictures, television, and the world of social activism"--Provided by publisher.

The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Body Book

The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Body


  • Author : Travis M. Foster
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108841924

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The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Body Excerpt :

This volume offers a rigorous yet accessible overview of the key questions and intersectional approaches pertaining to American literature and the body. The chapters have been written in an accessible style, making them useful for undergraduates as well as for more experienced researchers.

Translating Identities on Stage and Screen Book

Translating Identities on Stage and Screen


  • Author : Maria Sidiropoulou
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443837231

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Translating Identities on Stage and Screen Excerpt :

This book takes a pragmatic/semiotic approach to real-life translating for the stage and screen, with a view to showing the potential of systematic linguistic analysis to reveal aspects of meaning-making. Functionalist, interpretive and critical perspectives merge to describe shifting aspects of phenomena in acculturating Pinter, Shakespeare, Wilde, Leonard, Shaw, Austen, etc., in the second half of the 20th century, for the Greek stage and/or screen. More specifically, the book tackles rendition of politeness in staging Pinter, implementation of narrative perspectives in stage and screen versions of Hamlet, rendition of semantic oppositions for humour generation across versions in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, rendition of subcultural linguistic variety in Shaw’s Pygmalion on stage and screen, target identity inscription in versions of Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Leonard’s Da, rendition of phenomena in subtitling and dubbing The Hunchback of Notre Dame animation film for the young, and the similarities between translation and cinematic adaptation of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Hislop’s The Island. Awareness of specificities in the treatment of linguistic phenomena is expected to inform the agenda of what is to be further explored in Translation Studies.

The History of American Literature on Film Book

The History of American Literature on Film


  • Author : Thomas Leitch
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2019-06-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628923728

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The History of American Literature on Film Excerpt :

From William Dickson's Rip Van Winkle films (1896) to Baz Luhrmann's big-budget production of The Great Gatsby (2013) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of American literature participate in a rich and fascinating history. Unlike previous studies of American literature and film, which emphasize particular authors like Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, particular texts like Moby-Dick, particular literary periods like the American Renaissance, or particular genres like the novel, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed American literature as a cinematic genre in its own right-one that reflects the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas even as it plays a decisive role in defining American literature for a global audience.

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature Book

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature


  • Author : Joost Krijnen
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2016-05-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004316072

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Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature Excerpt :

This book is concerned with the “impious” Holocaust fictions of four contemporary Jewish American novelists. It argues that their work should not be seen as insensitive, but rather as explorations of various forms of renewal.

Images of Germany in American Literature Book

Images of Germany in American Literature


  • Author : Waldemar Zacharasiewicz
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781587297786

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Images of Germany in American Literature Excerpt :

Although German Americans number almost 43 million and are the largest ethnic group in the United States, scholars of American literature have paid little attention to this influential and ethnically diverse cultural group. In a work of unparalleled depth and range, Waldemar Zacharasiewicz explores the cultural and historical background of the varied images of Germany and Germans throughout the past two centuries. Using an interdisciplinary approach known as comparative imagology, which borrows from social psychology and cultural anthropology, Zacharasiewicz samples a broad spectrum of original sources, including literary works, letters, diaries, autobiographical accounts, travelogues, newspaper reports, films, and even cartoons and political caricatures. Starting with the notion of Germany as the ideal site for academic study and travel in the nineteenth century and concluding with the twentieth-century image of Germany as an aggressive country, this innovative work examines the ever-changing image of Germans and Germany in the writings of Louisa May Alcott, Samuel Clemens, Henry James, William James, George Santayana, W. E. B. Du Bois, John Dewey, H. L. Mencken, Katherine Anne Porter, Kay Boyle, Thomas Wolfe, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, William Styron, Walker Percy, and John Hawkes, among others.

Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture Book

Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture


  • Author : Aaron Shaheen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-06-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198857785

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Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture Excerpt :

Drawing on rehabilitation publications, novels by both famous and obscure American writers, and even the prosthetic masks of a classically trained sculptor, Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture addresses the ways in which prosthetic devices were designed, promoted, and depicted in America in the years during and after the First World War. The war's mechanized weaponry ushered in an entirely new relationship between organic bodies and the technology that could both cause, and attempt to remedy, hideous injuries. Such a relationship was also evident in the realm of prosthetic development, which by the second decade of the twentieth century promoted the belief that a prosthesis should be a spiritual extension of the person who possessed it. This spiritualized vision of prostheses proved particularly resonant in American postwar culture. Relying on some of the most recent developments in literary and disability studies, the book's six chapters explain how a prosthesis's spiritual promise was largely dependent on its ability to nullify an injury and help an amputee renew or even improve upon his prewar life. But if it proved too cumbersome, obtrusive, or painful, the device had the long-lasting power to efface or distort his 'spirit' or personality.

Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage Book

Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage


  • Author : Rosa Andújar
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350125636

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Greeks and Romans on the Latin American Stage Excerpt :

The first comprehensive treatment in English of the rich and varied afterlife of classical drama across Latin America, this volume explores the myriad ways in which ancient Greek and Roman texts have been adapted, invoked and re-worked in notable modern theatrical works across North and South America and the Caribbean, while also paying particular attention to the national and local context of each play. A comprehensive introduction provides a critical overview of the varying issues and complexities that arise when studying the afterlife of the European classics in the theatrical stages across this diverse and vast region. Fourteen chapters, divided into three general geographical sub-regions (Southern Cone, Brazil and the Caribbean and North America) present a strong connection to an ancient dramatic source text as well as comment upon important socio-political crises in the modern history of Latin America. The diversity and expertise of the voices in this volume translate into a multi-ranging approach to the topic that encompasses a variety of theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives from classics, Latin American studies and theatre and performance studies.

The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature Book

The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature


  • Author : Jack Salzman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986-08-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 0521307031

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The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature Excerpt :

The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature offers a compact and accessible guide to the major landmarks of American literature.