American Theater in the Culture of the Cold War: Producing Contesting Containment, 1947-1962 (Hardback)
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In this groundbreaking study, Bruce McConachie uses the primary metaphor of containmentOCowhat happens when we categorize a play, a television show, or anything we view as having an inside, an outside, and a boundary between the twoOCoas the dominant metaphor of cold war theatergoing. Drawing on the cognitive psychology and linguistics of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, he provides unusual access to the ways in which spectators in the cold war years projected themselves into stage figures that gave them pleasure.McConachie reconstructs these cognitive processes by relying on scripts, set designs, reviews, memoirs, and other evidence. After establishing his theoretical framework, he focuses on three archtypal figures of containment significant in Cold War culture, Empty Boys, Family Circles, and Fragmented Heroes. McConachie uses a range of plays, musicals, and modern dances from the dominant culture of the Cold War to discuss these figures, includinga The Seven Year Itch, a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ;a The King and I, A Raisin in the Sun, a Night Journey, anda The Crucible. aIn an epilogue, he discusses the legacy of Cold War theater from 1962 to 1992.Original and provocative, a American Theater in the Culture of the Cold War ailluminates the mind of the spectator in the context of Cold War culture; it uses cognitive studies and media theory to move away from semiotics and psychoanalysis, forging a new way of interpreting theater history. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780877458623
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Critique: "McConachie's will be an important and influential book in its use of cognitive theory for the analysis of performance. It is learned and ambitious, synthesizing a number of perspectives on the study of American culture during the period and, by drawing liberally on works of psychology, philosophy, sociology, political theory, cultural history, and theater criticism, it provides a rich context in which to consider the plays and other performances analyzed."
Titre : American Theater in the Culture of the Cold ...
Éditeur : University of Iowa Press, United States
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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