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African American Performance  

Soyica Diggs Colbert

This article explores the formation, expansion, and future of the field of African American performance studies, considering the cultural, social, and political contexts that brought the ... More

Aristotelian Criticism in Sixteenth-Century England  

Micha Lazarus

Aristotle’s Poetics has been thought to be inaccessible or misunderstood in sixteenth-century England, but this inherited assumption has drifted far from the primary evidence and lagged ... More

Eighteenth-Century Connoisseurship and the Female Body  

Terry F. Robinson

With the development of connoisseurship in eighteenth-century England came new scrutiny of the female body. This article examines the contemporary intersection between aesthetic ... More

A New Realism  

Mark Fearnow

Print publication date:
Jan 2014
Online publication date:
Jan 2014
This essay examines realist plays in the United States before the golden age of realism during the period from 1920 to 1970. It discusses the concept of realism as applied to drama and ... More

Performance in Households and Merchant Halls  

Amy Appleford

This article discusses the articulation of authority in London merchant hall drama in the early Tudor period. The Drapers’ Company records payments for plays performed, often by ... More

Theatricality in Contemporary Visual and Performance Art on New World Slavery  

Ilka Saal

This article examines forms and uses of theatricality in recent African American productions on slavery in the performing and the visual arts. It argues that by deploying modes of the ... More

Word and Image in the English Renaissance  

Claire Preston

The rich and expanding rhetorical universe of the English Renaissance annexed the expressive possibilities of painting and the plastic arts using a variety of figures and tropes. ... More