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Author Fahy, Thomas Richard.

Title Staging modern American life : popular culture in the experimental theatre of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos / Thomas Fahy.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  812.5209 Fah    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 183 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series What is theatre?
What is theatre?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-174) and index.
Contents Introduction -- "I cannot live without a macaroon!" : food, hunger, and the dangers of modern American culture in Edna St. Vincent Millay's Aria da Capo and other plays -- "Damn everything but the circus!" : the ambiguous place of popular culture in E. E. Cummings' Him -- Planes, trains, and automobiles : technology and the suburban nightmare in the plays of John Dos Passos -- Conclusion.
Summary "The theatrical works of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos, which have largely been marginalized in discussions of theater history and literary scholarship, offer a hybrid theater that integrates the popular with the formal, the mainstream with the experimental. Fahy examines the integration of and challenges to popular culture found in their works and offers new readings with an eye to American cultural studies and the impact of mass entertainment on modern life"--
Subject Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 -- Dramatic works.
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. -- Dramatic works.
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 -- Dramatic works.
American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Experimental drama, American -- History and criticism.
Popular culture. -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture in literature.
Experimental theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780230115958 (hardback)