John Durang : man of the american stage


Auteurs : Matluck Brooks, Lynn (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Amherst, N.Y

Éditeur : Cambria Press

Date de publication : 2011

ISBN : 9781604977752

Langue : Anglais

Description : xvi, 394 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 339-374. index.Chronologie. Répertoire des oeuvres.

Sujets :
Durang, John [artiste de cirque]
Artistes de cirque - États-Unis - Biographies
Histoire des arts du cirque - États-Unis - 18e siècle
Histoire des arts du cirque - États-Unis - 19e siècle
Histoire des arts du cirque - Canada
Histoire du théâtre - États-Unis

Dépouillement du document :
Debut: first appearances on the dramatic stage
Independent ventures, professional and personal
Maturing with the OAC: American theater emerging
An appetite for movement and spectacle
Off with the circus
On Chestnut Street
Dancing master Durang
Durang and Company

Résumé :
John Durang: Man of the American Stage takes the perspective of the theater as a crucible for the forging of American identity and culture. John Durang (1768–1822) is both an exemplary and a remarkable figure in early American theater. Among the first native-born Americans to appear on the stage, he was the first to make the theater his life. The son of French-German immigrants, he established an American theater dynasty that extends to the present day (playwright Christopher Durang). He is best remembered as a dancer, famed for his hornpipe and other dance specialties, but he was also an actor, puppeteer, singer, musician, pyrotechnician, scene painter, circus clown, acrobat, and manager of his own company. While his career focused on Philadelphia, he pioneered theater in inland towns, playing some roles in German. He toured with the first circus to perform in Canada, and played in cities throughout the northeastern United States. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.309 2 M4335j 2011

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