Staging the Slums, Slumming the Stage

Class, Poverty, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in American Theatre, 1890–1916

  • Authors
  • J. Chris Westgate

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Darnton’s Lament

    1. J. Chris Westgate
      Pages 1-19
  3. Modes of Staging the Slums

  4. Slumming Destinations on Stage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. J. Chris Westgate
      Pages 85-114
    3. J. Chris Westgate
      Pages 115-144
    4. J. Chris Westgate
      Pages 145-174
  5. Case Studies in Slum Plays

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-278

About this book

Introduction

Drawing on traditional archival research, reception theory, cultural histories of slumming, and recent work in critical theory on literary representations of poverty, Westgate argues that the productions of slum plays served as enactments of the emergent definitions of the slum and the corresponding ethical obligations involved therein.

Keywords

America critical theory migrant poverty stage theatre Tradition

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137357687
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Theatre & Performance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47166-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35768-7
  • About this book