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Title Makeshift Chicago stages : a century of theater and performance / edited by Megan E. Geigner, Stuart J. Hecht, and Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud
Published Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 311 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Introduction: Chicago theater as makeshift performance / Megan E. Geigner, Stuart J. Hecht, and Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud -- Part 1. Theater : artistry born of ashes / Stuart J. Hecht. Entertaining people : the 1893 Columbian Exposition Midway Plaisance / Rosemarie K. Bank -- From marmalade to gingerbread : the Columbian Exposition, Chicago's 57th Street Artist Colony, and the theaters they spawned / Stuart J. Hecht -- All passes - art alone endures : staging the new drama at the fine arts building / Shannon Epplett -- Part 2. From mainstream to institutionalized / Megan E. Geigner. Pillars of the community : reversing the flow between the Goodman and Community and Immigrant Theater / Megan E. Geigner -- Theatrical geographies of segregation : spatial displacement in Theodore Ward's Big White Fog / Aaron Krall -- Lincoln Avenue and the off-loop scene : urban renewal and the early years of the Chicago Storefront Movement / Cat Gleason -- Object permanence : ImprovOlympic and the legitimacy of improv in Chicago / Travis Stern -- Part 3. Centering the decentered, itinerant, civic, and home / Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud. Reclaiming space : an oral history of Teatro Vista / Laura A. Lodewyck -- Temple-swapping in the city : the spatial imaginary and performances of place-making in the work of Theaster Gates / LaRonika Marie Thomas -- Staging private homes and the transformations of public lives: the Chicago Home Theater Festival / Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud in conversation with Irina Zadov, Laley Lippard, Aymar Jean Christian, and Meida McNeal -- Epilogue: Chicago theater amid pandemics / Megan E. Geigner and Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud
Summary "This book brings together leading historians on the history of theater and performance in Chicago. The essays theorize a regional theater aesthetic that is inherently makeshift and marginal, reflecting the city's segregation and exposing the transgressive possibilities of performance"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Experimental theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Theater and society -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
Experimental theater.
HISTORY / General
Theater and society.
Illinois -- Chicago.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Geigner, Megan E, editor.
Hecht, Stuart Joel, 1955- editor.
Mahmoud, Jasmine Jamillah, editor.
ISBN 0810143836