Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War

Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War

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What can the performance of a single play on one specific night tell us about the world this event inhabited so briefly? Alexander Nemerov takes a performance of Macbeth in Washington, DC on October 17, 1863-with Abraham Lincoln in attendance-to explore this question and illuminate American art, politics, technology, and life as it was being lived. Nemerov's inspiration is Wallace Stevens and his poem "Anecdote of the Jar," in which a single object organizes the… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (August 02, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 312 pages

File size: 4.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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