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Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier
Table of Contents Introduction Manifest Destinies: Buffalo Bill, Gowongo Mohawk, and the Genealogy of American Frontier Performance Chapter One: Edwin Forrest's Redding Up: Elocution, Theater, andExpand
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Edwin Forrest's Redding Up: Elocution, Theater, and the Performance of the Frontier
On a cold New York City night in mid-December, 1829, a twenty-two-year-old actor named Edwin Forrest revolutionized both the art of public speaking and the history of American drama. The audience whoExpand
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Minding the Body: Benito Cereno and Melville’s Embodied Reading Practice
Almost every aspect of Herman Melville's 1855 Benito Cereno contributes to the menacing atmosphere aboard the ghostly San Dominick: Atufal's theatrical scene of contrition, the slave's attack on aExpand
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Billy’s Fist: Neuroscience and Corporeal Reading in Melville’s Billy Budd
Matthew Rebhorn, “Billy’s Fist: Neuroscience and Corporeal Reading in Melville’s Billy Budd ” (pp. 218–244) This essay explores the relationship between Herman Melville’s Billy Budd (published 1924)Expand
Flaying Dutchman: Masochism, Minstrelsy, and the Gender Politics of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman
This article explores how the notion of black masculinity embodied by Clay in Amiri Baraka's important play, Dutchman, only surfaces in relation to the complicated picture of femininity Baraka stagesExpand
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