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In Search of Admiration and Respect

Chinese Cultural Diplomacy in the United States, 1875–1974

Reframes China's cultural diplomacy by using the emergence of the China Institute in America and the Chinese Nationalist government

Geographies of Relation

Diasporas and Borderlands in the Americas

Examines the interrelationships of Black, Latinx, and mestizx people through their literature, film, and performance.

Dancing with the Modernist City

Metropolitan Dance Texts around 1900

Combining urban experiences and experimental dance to develop metropolitan dance texts

Alchemies of Theater

Plays, Scores, Writings

 Illuminating the extensive contributions of Dick Higgins to theater

Revolutionary Stagecraft

Theater, Technology, and Politics in Modern China

Reveals the deep entanglement of technological modernization, political agendas, and the performing arts in modern China

Staging Blackness

Representations of Race in German-Speaking Drama and Theater

Examining how Blackness has been historically staged in German theater and how it should be represented today

Incarceration Games

A History of Role-Play in Psychology, Prisons, and Performance

Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment and other psychological experiments as performance and theater

Bodies on the Front Lines

Performance, Gender, and Sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean

Performances as feminist, queer, and trans activism, from theater and flash mobs to street protests and online manifestos

Opera for Everyone

The Industry's Experiments with American Opera in the Digital Age

How one opera company represents the economic precarity and aesthetic possibilities of operatic performance in the twenty-first century U.S.

Greasepaint Puritan

Boston to 42nd Street in the Queer Backstage Novels of Bradford Ropes

Recovers the life and art of Bradford Ropes, author of 42nd Street and chronicler of gay lives in early show business

Rape at the Opera

Staging Sexual Violence

How opera practitioners represent sexual violence on today’s opera stages

Inhabiting the Impossible

Dance and Experimentation in Puerto Rico

Artists and scholars celebrate the development, diversity, and ethics of Puerto Rican experimental dance

The Persistence of Dance

Choreography as Concept and Material in Contemporary Art

Exploring museum-based choreography as a contemporary art medium

The Dybbuk Century

The Jewish Play That Possessed the World

How a 100-year-old play about spiritual possession beyond the grave continues to engage and fascinate

Seriously Mad

Mental Distress and the Broadway Musical

Explores the history of American musical theater’s engagement with notions of madness, from Man of La Mancha to A Strange Loop

Realisms in East Asian Performance

Essays by leading scholars expand understandings of theatrical realism through East Asian performances across premodern, modern, and contemporary periods

The Time of Laughter

Comedy and the Media Cultures of Japan

How laughter shapes contemporary Japanese media

Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way

Mapping Embodied Indigenous Performance

A unique in-depth study of a culture-specific approach to Indigenous dramaturgy that challenges Eurocentric ideologies

Racing the Great White Way

Black Performance, Eugene O’Neill, and the Transformation of Broadway

How artists of color challenged racist stereotypes on the Broadway stage

The Creativity Complex

Art, Tech, and the Seduction of an Idea

How notions of creativity have evolved to serve the goals of neoliberalism—and what we can do about it

Viewers in Distress

Race, Gender, Religion, and Avant-Garde Performance at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

The changing politics of reception, and how rebellious spectators are redefining the avant-garde

Staging Desire

Queer Readings of American Theater History

Recovers the hidden history of theater professionals who transgressed the gendered expectations of their time

Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies

Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance

Gay and lesbians in Harlem nightclubs, speakeasies, rent parties, and on Broadway stages

Lady Dicks and Lesbian Brothers

Staging the Unimaginable at the WOW Café Theatre

Parody, cross-dressing, zany comedy, and unbridled eroticism at a women's theater space in the East Village