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Becoming August Wilson

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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... Kittel, a German baker, did not live with the family, drank heavily, and was an erratic presence in their lives. His mother, with only a sixth-grade education, was a very good reader who taught Freddie and his five siblings to read...

First Approach: Pre-Historical & Archaeological

Alan Read

Alan Read is Professor of Theatre at King's College, London, UK. He was Director of the Council of Europe Workshop on Theatre and Communities, and Rotherhithe Theatre Workshop in the Docklands area of South East London, in the 1980s, worked as a freelance writer in Barcelona and as Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1990s and was the first Professor of Theatre at Roehampton University and then King's College London between 1997 and the present. He is the author of Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance (1993) and Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement: The Last Human Venue (2008). He is the founding consultant editor of Performance Research journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre in the Expanded Field: Seven Approaches to Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... back to its truer politics well away from the dogmatic instrumentalism of political imperatives. See Alan Read , Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement:...

History and/as Performance: The Drama of African American Historiography

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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... in such an intersection and accident, especially those concerning who gets to write the accident report, for, as I have argued elsewhere, History belongs to whoever owns the erasers.Alan Nadel, Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon (Iowa...

Third Approach: Theological & Historical

Alan Read

Alan Read is Professor of Theatre at King's College, London, UK. He was Director of the Council of Europe Workshop on Theatre and Communities, and Rotherhithe Theatre Workshop in the Docklands area of South East London, in the 1980s, worked as a freelance writer in Barcelona and as Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1990s and was the first Professor of Theatre at Roehampton University and then King's College London between 1997 and the present. He is the author of Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance (1993) and Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement: The Last Human Venue (2008). He is the founding consultant editor of Performance Research journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre in the Expanded Field: Seven Approaches to Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... is pared back to its barest, with the fewest words possible passed between these two agents of the stage. See Alan Read , ‘Romeo Castellucci:...

The Boundaries of Property and the Properties of Humanity: Fences and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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... as God’s closet” (Fences, 100). Gabriel’s ability to invert the literal and the figurative thus confirms our understanding of Troy’s death at the same time as it revises our understanding of Gabriel’s marginality or “madness.” For we can read...

The Properties of the Piano and the Legacy of Human Property: The Piano Lesson

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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... on the Piano: August Wilson and the Representation of Black American History,” in May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson, edited by Alan Nadel (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1994), 109. About Boy Willie’s...

Fifth Approach: Psychological & Legal

Alan Read

Alan Read is Professor of Theatre at King's College, London, UK. He was Director of the Council of Europe Workshop on Theatre and Communities, and Rotherhithe Theatre Workshop in the Docklands area of South East London, in the 1980s, worked as a freelance writer in Barcelona and as Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1990s and was the first Professor of Theatre at Roehampton University and then King's College London between 1997 and the present. He is the author of Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance (1993) and Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement: The Last Human Venue (2008). He is the founding consultant editor of Performance Research journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre in the Expanded Field: Seven Approaches to Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... Alan Read , ‘Speech Sites’ in Architecturally Speaking: Practices of Art, Architecture and the Everyday . Ed. Alan Read...

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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... These interactions are exciting not in the way that a tragic death is but in the way that a Duke Ellington or a John Coltrane finale is.Alan Nadel, “Introduction,” in May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson, edited...

Seventh Approach: Tactical & Critical

Alan Read

Alan Read is Professor of Theatre at King's College, London, UK. He was Director of the Council of Europe Workshop on Theatre and Communities, and Rotherhithe Theatre Workshop in the Docklands area of South East London, in the 1980s, worked as a freelance writer in Barcelona and as Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the 1990s and was the first Professor of Theatre at Roehampton University and then King's College London between 1997 and the present. He is the author of Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance (1993) and Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement: The Last Human Venue (2008). He is the founding consultant editor of Performance Research journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre in the Expanded Field: Seven Approaches to Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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... Theatre’ in Alan Read , Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance . London : Routledge, 1993....

Beginning Again, Again: Gem of the Ocean and Jitney

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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... of the play, only Eli—the accommodator—plays his single role consistently. Three people—Aunt Ester, Solly Two Kings, and Caesar Wilks—all combine historian with their other roles, so much so, and so competitively so, that the play could be read...