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Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture of the 1920s and 1930s (Performance Studies, Expressive Behavior in Culture)

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This penetrating analysis of one of the most extraordinary fads ever to strike America details how dance marathons manifested a potent from of drama. Between the two world wars they were a phenomenon in which working-class people engaged in emblematic struggles for survival. Battling to outlast other contestants, the dancers hoped to become notable. There was crippling exhaustion and anguish among the contenders, but ultimately it was the coupling of authentic pain with staged displays that made dance marathons a national craze. Within the well-controlled space of theatre they revealed actual life's unpredictability and inconsistencies, and, indeed, the frightful aspects of social Darwinism. In this grotesque theatrical setting we see also a horrifying metaphor - the ailing nation grappling with difficult times.

Synopsis:

How the craze of exhausting marathon dancing mirrored America's struggle to outlast social problems of the era

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-176) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878057016
Author:
Martin, Carol
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Author:
Martin, Car
Author:
Ol
Location:
Jackson :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 1918-1945.
Subject:
Dance marathons
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Dance marathons -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Subject:
Dance - Popular
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Performance Studies, Expressive Behavior in Culture
Series Volume:
no. A-669
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
9.04x6.15x.75 in. .77 lbs.

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