Volume 68, Number 1, March 2016

Table of Contents

  Editorial Comment

pp. vii-ix
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Essays

  Reconsidering “the American Style”: Black Performers and Black Music in Streetcar and Cat

pp. 1-15
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  “The Jew That Shakespeare Drew, at Least in Outlines”: Renderings of a Yiddish-Speaking Shylock in New York, circa 1900

pp. 17-36
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  Impersonating the Law: The Dramaturgy of Legal Action in the York Corpus Christi Pageant and John Bale’s Three Laws

pp. 37-56
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  Container Aesthetics: The Infrastructural Politics of Shunt’s The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face

pp. 57-77
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Performance Reviews

Review Essay

  Three Readings of Reading, Pennsylvania: Approaching Lynn Nottage’s Sweat and Douglas Carter Beane’s Shows for Days

pp. 79-94
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  Crossing by Matthew Aucoin (review)

pp. 95-97
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  Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers (review)

pp. 97-98
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  Edward Foote by Phillip DePoy (review)

pp. 98-100
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  Paradise Interrupted by Huang Ruo, and: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and: Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Songs of the American Right by Taylor Mac (review)

pp. 100-103
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  Hand to God by Robert Askins (review)

pp. 103-105
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  How to Hold your Breath by Zinnie Harris, and: Game by Mike Bartlett (review)

pp. 105-108
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  American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb (review)

pp. 108-109
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  Born in the R.S.A. by Barney Simon (review)

pp. 109-111
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  Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion by Harry Partch (review)

pp. 112-114
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  The Glas Nocturne by Joseph Lavy (review)

pp. 114-116
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  My One Demand by Blast Theory (review)

pp. 116-117
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  10 Out of 12 by Anne Washburn (review)

pp. 117-119
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  War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (review)

pp. 119-121
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Book Reviews

Review Essay

  Staging Race in Nineteenth-Century America

pp. 123-131
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  Actresses, Gender, and the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Playing Women by Helen E. M. Brooks, and: Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660–1800 ed. by Laura Engel and Elaine M. McGirr (review)

pp. 133-135
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  The Theatre of the Occult Revival: Alternative Spiritual Performance from 1875 to the Present by Edmund B. Lingan (review)

pp. 135-136
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  Singing Simpkin and Other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage—Scripts, Music and Context by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping (review)

pp. 136-137
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  Staging The Slums, Slumming The Stage: Class, Poverty, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in American Theatre, 1890–1916 by J. Chris Westgate (review)

pp. 137-139
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  Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur by Paul Elsam (review)

pp. 139-140
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  Murder Most Queer: The Homicidal Homosexual in The American Theater by Jordan Schildcrout (review)

pp. 140-141
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  History, Memory, Performance by David Dean, Yana Meerzon, and Kathryn Prince (review)

pp. 141-142
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  Gender, Culture and Performance: Marathi Theatre and Cinema before Independence by Meera Kosambi (review)

pp. 143-144
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  Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation by Ananda Breed (review)

pp. 144-145
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  Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory by Clark Lunberry (review)

pp. 145-146
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  Itinerant Spectator/Itinerant Spectacle by P. A. Skantze (review)

pp. 146-148
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  The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies by Rachel C. Lee (review)

pp. 148-149
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  Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being ed. by Nicola Shaughnessy (review)

pp. 149-150
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  Books Received

pp. 151-164
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