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Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater, Jacqueline O'Connor, (ebook)

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Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater
Title
Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline O'Connor
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Language
eng
Summary
"The development of the documentary trial play in late-twentieth-century American theater From the Chicago Conspiracy Trial and the O. J. Simpson trial to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill congressional hearings, legal and legislative proceedings in the latter part of the twentieth-century kept Americans spellbound. Situated on the shifting border between imagination and the law, trial plays edit, arrange, and reproduce court records, media coverage, and first-person interviews, transforming these elements into a performance. In this first book-length critical study of contemporary American documentary theater, Jacqueline O'Connor examines in depth ten such plays, all written and staged since 1970, and considers the role of the genre in re-creating and revising narratives of significant conflicts in contemporary history. Documentary theater, she shows, is a particularly appropriate and widely utilized theatrical form for engaging in debate about tensions between civil rights and institutional power, the inconsistency of justice, and challenges to gender norms. For each of the plays discussed, including The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill/Thomas Hearings, and The Laramie Project, O'Connor provides historical context and a brief production history before considering the trial the play focuses on. Grouping plays historically and thematically, she demonstrates how dramatic representation advances our understanding of the law's power while revealing the complexities that hinder society's pursuit of justice. "--
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O'Connor, Jacqueline
Dewey number
812/.051409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS338.H56
LC item number
O25 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • NC Live eBook Central
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Theater in the Americas
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  • Historical drama, American
  • Theater
  • Literature and history
  • Trials in literature
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Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater, Jacqueline O'Connor, (ebook)
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https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1354438
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 225 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • EBC1354438
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1354438
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1354438
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10723821
  • (CaONFJC)MIL499967
  • (OCoLC)851157442
Label
Documentary trial plays in contemporary American theater, Jacqueline O'Connor, (ebook)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1354438
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 225 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC1354438
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1354438
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1354438
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10723821
  • (CaONFJC)MIL499967
  • (OCoLC)851157442

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