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Thursday, August 2 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Popular Entertainment in America: Evolutions in How We Spend and Interpret Leisure

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This roundtable will present some of the changes in popular entertainments between the 1860s and 1920s, and follow with a discussion of the societal forces that shaped them.


Rosemarie Bank

"Not METAMORA Again! Can the Merely Popular Be Canonical?", Kent State University
In my PhD thesis I hypothesise that there exists personnel, structural, choreographical and aesthetic relations between the European court ballet of the 19th century and the modern ‚entertainment dance’ arising around 1900. This hypothesis is based on recognizable parallels between choreographic sketchbooks, dance notations, and pictures from the 19th century and the first photography of popular dances (order of the dancers, stage design... Read More →
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Susan Kattwinkel

Associate Professor of Theatre History and Criticism, College of Charleston
I teach Theatre History and Literature, Dramaturgy, Feminist Theatre, Performance Studies, etc. I research American popular theatre of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Naomi J. Stubbs

LaGuardia CC

Thursday August 2, 2012 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Everglades, Second Floor 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

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