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The Resource Speaking in tongues : language at play in the theatre, Marvin Carlson, (electronic resource)

Speaking in tongues : language at play in the theatre, Marvin Carlson, (electronic resource)

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Speaking in tongues : language at play in the theatre
Title
Speaking in tongues
Title remainder
language at play in the theatre
Statement of responsibility
Marvin Carlson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Speaking in Tongues presents a unique account of how language has been employed in the theatre, not simply as a means of communication but also as a stylistic and formal device, and for a number of cultural and political operations. The use of multiple languages in the contemporary theatre is in part a reflection of a more globalized culture, but it also calls attention to how the mixing of language has always been an important part of the functioning of theatre. The book begins by investigating various "levels" of language-high and low style, prose and poetry-and the ways in which these have been used historically to mark social positions and relationships. It next considers some of the political and historical implications of dialogue theatre, as well as theatre that literally employs several languages, from classical Greek examples to the postmodern era. Carlson treats with special attention the theatre of the postcolonial world, and especially the triangulation of the local language, the national language, and the colonial language, drawing on examples of theatre in the Caribbean, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Finally, Carlson considers the layering of languages in the theatre, such as the use of supertitles or simultaneous signing. Speaking in Tongues draws important social and political conclusions about the role of language in cultural power, making a vital contribution to the fields of theatre and performance. Marvin Carlson is Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center. He is author of Performance: A Critical Introduction ; T heories of the Theatre: A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present ; and The Haunted Stage: The Theatre as Memory Machine, among many other books
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1935-
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Carlson, Marvin
Dewey number
809.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Drama
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Dialect drama
  • Dialect drama, Italian
  • Experimental theater
  • Experimental drama
  • Theater
  • Interpreters for the deaf
Label
Speaking in tongues : language at play in the theatre, Marvin Carlson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
The macaronic stage -- Dialect theatre : the case of Italy -- Postcolonial heteroglossia -- Postmodern language play -- The heteroglossia of side texts
Control code
ocn649832643
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unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282940314
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)649832643
Label
Speaking in tongues : language at play in the theatre, Marvin Carlson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
The macaronic stage -- Dialect theatre : the case of Italy -- Postcolonial heteroglossia -- Postmodern language play -- The heteroglossia of side texts
Control code
ocn649832643
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282940314
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649832643

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