In this Book
- Peculiar Portrayals: Mormons on the Page, Stage and Screen
- Published by: Utah State University Press
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In a time when Mormons appear to have larger roles in everything from political conflict to television shows and when Mormon-related topics seem to show up more frequently in the news, eight scholars take a close look at Mormonism in popular media: film, television, theater, and books.
Some contributors examine specific works, including the Tony-winning play Angels in America, the hit TV series Big Love, and the bestselling books Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith and The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint. Others consider the phenomena of Mormon cinema and Mormon fiction; the use of the Mormon missionary as a stock character in films; and the noticeably prominent presence of Mormons in reality television shows.
Table of Contents
- Title Page, Copyright
- pp. i-iv
- pp. v-vi
- pp. 1-4
- About the Contributors
- pp. 197-198
- pp. 199-203