Download e-book for iPad: No Safe Spaces: Re-casting Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality by Angela C. Pao

By Angela C. Pao

ISBN-10: 0472051210

ISBN-13: 9780472051212

ISBN-10: 0472071211

ISBN-13: 9780472071210

"No secure Spaces opens up a talk past slender polemics . . . even supposing cross-racial casting has been the subject of heated dialogue, little sustained scholarship addresses either the historic precedents and theoretical dimensions. Pao illustrates the tensions and contradictions inherent not just in level representations, but additionally within the functionality of race in daily life. a superb e-book whose capability readership is going way past theater and function scholars."

---Josephine Lee, collage of Minnesota

"Non-traditional casting, more and more practiced in American theater, is either deeply hooked up to our country's racial self-image(s) and woefully under-theorized. Pao takes at the perform in its entirety to disentangle some of the strands of this extremely important issue."

---Karen Shimakawa, manhattan University

No secure Spaces seems at some of the most radical and enduring alterations brought throughout the Civil Rights era---multiracial and cross-racial casting practices in American theater. The circulate to solid Latino/a, African American, and Asian American actors in vintage degree works by means of and approximately white Europeans and americans is considered as either social and political gesture and inventive innovation. Nontraditionally solid productions are proven to have participated within the nationwide discussion approximately race kin and ethnic identification and served as a resource of renewed creativity for the staging of the canonical repertory.

Multiracial casting is explored first via its heritage, then via its creative, political, and pragmatic dimensions. subsequent, the publication makes a speciality of case reports from the dominant genres of latest American theater: classical tragedy and comedy, glossy family drama, antirealist drama, and the Broadway musical, utilizing a huge array of archival resource fabrics to reinforce and light up its arguments.

Angela C. Pao is affiliate Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University.

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