Mama Dada (Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre)


Mama Dada (Gertrude Stein’s Avant Garde Theatre)

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Title: Mama Dada (Gertrude Stein's Avant Garde Theatre)
Author: Bay-Cheng, Sarah
Price: $67.99

\"Mama Dada\" is the first book to examine Gertrude Stein's drama within the history of the theatric and cinematic avant-gardes. It explores her development of a unique playwriting aesthetic based in avant-garde drama, cinema, and queer identity. This is the first study to distinguish between her major and minor dramatic works, and examine in detail Stein's major plays: \"Four Saints in Three Acts \" (1927); \"They Must. Be Wedded. To Their Wife.\" (1931); \"Listen to Me\" (1936); \"Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights\" (1938); \"Yes Is for a Very Young Man\" (1944-46); and \"The Mother of Us All\" (1945-46). It is also the first book to consider Stein's impact as a major influence on the American avant-garde, in particular her influence on The Living Theater, Richard Foreman, and Robert Wilson. Through close examination of her career and work (as text and in performance), Sarah Bay-Cheng aims to demystify Stein's drama and to connect her achievements to a larger historical and theoretical tradition in European and American theatre.

Contents: General Editor's Note Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. \"Eyes are a Surprise\": The Origins of Gertrude Stein's Drama in Cinema 3. \"Listen to Me\": Stein and Avant-Garde Theater 4. Atom and Eve: Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights 5. \"My Long Life\": Final Works 6. \"America is My Country\": Gertrude Stein and the American Avant-Garde Appendix A: A Chronological List of Gertrude Stein's Plays Appendix B: A Chronological List of Professional Productions Appendix C: A Chronological List of Dramatic Adaptations Notes Bibliography Index

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 26/10/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415977234
Publishing status: AU POD in BN


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