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No Safe Spaces: Re-Casting Race, Ethnicity and Nationality in American Theater

No Safe Spaces: Re-Casting Race, Ethnicity and Nationality in American Theater (Hardback)

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No Safe Spaces looks at one of the most radical and enduring changes introduced during the Civil Rights era---multiracial and cross-racial casting practices in American theater. The move to cast Latino/a, African American, and Asian American actors in classic stage works by and about white Europeans and Americans is viewed as both social and political gesture and artistic innovation. Nontraditionally cast productions are shown to have participated in the national dialogue about race relations and ethnic identity and served as a source of renewed creativity for the staging of the canonical repertory. Multiracial casting is explored first through its history, then through its artistic, political, and pragmatic dimensions. Next, the book focuses on case studies from the dominant genres of contemporary American theater: classical tragedy and comedy, modern domestic drama, antirealist drama, and the Broadway musical, using a broad array of archival source materials to enhance and illuminate its arguments.

Film, TV & DramaTheatrePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studies Publisher: The University of Michigan Press Publication Date: 25/10/2010 ISBN-13: 9780472071210  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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