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Theater enough : American culture and the metaphor of the world stage, 1607-1789

Title
Theater enough : American culture and the metaphor of the world stage, 1607-1789 / Jeffrey H. Richards.
ISBN
9780822378228
0822378221
0822311070
9780822311072
Publication
Durham : Duke University Press, 1991.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 335 pages)
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Print version: Richards, Jeffrey H. Theater enough. Durham : Duke University Press, 1991
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 24, 2018
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-323) and index.
Contents
Preface: Toward a theatrics of culture
Prologue: Democratic spectacles: Medium, message, and metaphor
A theater of the world, to 1630. Politics, history, and theatrum mundi: some early formulations. American origins I: a theater of theaters. American origins II: a theater against theaters. Prospero in Virginia: the example of Captain John Smith
The theater of faith, 1630-1730. A theater on a hill: Puritans and the rhetoric of performance. Playing the (trans)script: the antinomian crisis. Theatrou Mestoi: the example of Cotton Mather
The theater of action, 1676-1776. The field or the stage: democracy, theater, and Anglo-American culture. Theater of blood: the rituals of Republican revolution. Providential actor: the example of John Adams
The theater of glory, 1776-1789. A theater just erected: America at war. Play and earnest on the postwar stage. Stage metaphor and the New Republic
Epilogue: Instant theater.
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Electronic books.
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