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Cultivating National Identity Through Performance: American Pleasure Gardens and Entertainment (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)

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Combining the charms of the country with the convenience of the city and delivering a healthy dose of both entertainment and education, American pleasure gardens were ubiquitous between the Revolution and the Civil War. Patrons of these entertainment venues would have expected to see plays, concerts, fairs, mechanical and artistic exhibits, fireworks, volcanic eruptions, and - perhaps more crucially - they would have expected to see and be seen. As outdoor entertainment venues in American cities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, pleasure gardens presented citizens with public spaces where they could explore what it meant to be American. The very nature of American pleasure gardens provided an effective location for the exploration of and experimentation with American identities, due to their nature as simultaneously rural and urban, modern and nostalgic, British and American, white and racialized, and democratic and class-conscious. Stubbs examines how these once popular venues helped form American identity using nation, class, race, and the agrarian ideal as touchstones and argues the gardens allowed for the exploration of what it meant to be American through performance, both on and off the stage.

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Naomi J. Stubbs is Assistant Professor in the English Department at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, USA. She is co-editor of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre.

Table of Contents

1. Performing Nation: The Pleasure Gardens as a Space for Defining America

2. Performing Place: The Rural/Urban Tension

3. Performing Class: The Challenge to and Reaffirmation of Class Divisions and Hierarchies

4. Performing Race: Native Americans and African Americans Within the Gardens

5. Beyond the Pleasure Garden

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137326867
Author:
Stubbs, Naomi J.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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