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Taking It Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture
From the Beat poets' incarnation of the "white Negro" through to Iron John and the Men's Movement to the paranoid masculinity of Timonthy McVeigh, white men in the USA have increasingly imaginedExpand
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Taking It Like a Man
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Toward a Historiography of the Popular
The greatest challenge that theatre scholars face today—as we watch the seemingly inexorable march of U.S. imperialism and capitalist globalization— is to remember, to historicize rigorously andExpand
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A Queer Sort of Materialism: Recontextualizing American Theater
In engaging, accessible prose, leading theater critic and cultural commentator David Savran explores the intersections between art and culture, offering smart, compelling interpretations of theExpand
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Ambivalence, Utopia, and a Queer Sort of Materialism: How "Angels in America" Reconstructs the Nation
Critics, pundits, and producers have placed Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes in the unenviable position of having to rescue the American theatre. The latter, by allExpand
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Breaking the Rules: The Wooster Group
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Choices Made and Unmade
Because I have never been very good at playwriting, I am reluctant to suggest what the next act of theater studies should be. I am not even sure I have been able to follow the plot thus far. And asExpand
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The Death of the Avantgarde
  • D. Savran
  • Art
  • TDR/The Drama Review
  • 1 September 2005
Despite the disappearance of the historical avantgarde before WWII, both scholars and the popular press are reluctant to relinquish the belief in a radical, American, theatrical avantgarde. No otherExpand
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The masculinity studies reader
Acknowledgments. Editors' Acknowledgments. Introduction (Rachel Adams and David Savran) Part I: Eroticism. Introduction. 1. Some Psychological Consequences of the Anatomical Distinction between theExpand
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