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Title Theatre and moral order / [editor, M. Scott Phillips].
Imprint Greensboro, NC : Southeastern Theatre Conference, [2007]

Series Theatre symposium ; volume 15
Theatre symposium ; v. 15.
Subject Theater -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Alt Name Phillips, M. Scott (Matthew Scott)
Southeastern Theatre Conference (U.S.)
Description 1 online resource (139 pages).
Note Papers from the 15th annual SETC Theatre Symposium held at Agnes Scott College in April 2006.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Don't let what really happened get in the way of the truth : reflections on theatre, ethics, and "the moral order" / Rosemarie K. Bank -- What moral order? : observations from the trenches / Steve Scott -- William Dunlap, father of American theatre--and American antitheatricality / David Carlyon -- "Not from the drowsy pulpit!" : the moral reform melodrama on the nineteenth-century stage / John W. Frick -- Tainted money? : nineteenth-century charity theatricals / Eileen Curley -- The doomed courtesan and her moral reformers / Rachel Rusch -- Gender and (im)morality in Restoration comedy : Aphra Behn's The feigned courtesans / Leah Lowe -- Solving the Laramie problem, or, Projecting onto Laramie / Roger Freeman -- The advantage of controversy : Angels in America and campus culture wars / James Fisher -- Excerpt from the Symposium response / Steve Scott.
Summary The essays gathered together in Volume 15 of the annual journal Theatre Symposium investigate how, historically, the theatre has been perceived both as a source of moral anxiety and as an instrument of moral and social reform. Essays consider, among other subjects, ethnographic depictions of the savage "other" in Buffalo Bill's engagement at the Columbian Exposition of 1893; the so-called "Moral Reform Melodrama" in the nineteenth century; charity theatricals and the ways they negotiated standards of middle-class respectability; the figure of the courtesan as a barometer of late nineteenth.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780817380229 (electronic bk.)
0817380221 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 875436584
Additional Format Print version: Theatre and moral order 9780817354572 (OCoLC)154795068