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Dymkowski, Christine 1950-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 3,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Domestic drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Literature  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3529.N5, 812.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christine Dymkowski
Plays by Susan Glaspell( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long known only for a single play, Susan Glaspell now emerges as a significant figure in the history of American drama, a woman of genuine creative daring. A co-founder of the Provincetown Players - the group which acted as midwife to the American theatre - Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) can also lay claim to be a major figure in her own right. Her early plays were in many respects as challenging and original as those with which O'Neill made his debut. Her concern with language as subject, with character as an expression of social role, with plot as a mechanism which may ensnare rather than locate the self, made her very much a modern. In Trifles (1916) she developed a feminist critique of social role. In The outside (1917) she staged a debate between the life force and a perverse celebration of death. In both plays silence becomes an eloquent expression of meaning. The verge (1921) is an experimental work of considerable proportions, more daring in many ways than anything attempted by O'Neill. Though Inheritors (1921) is far more conventional it touched a contemporary nerve, questioning the nature and reality of American pieties
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of The Tempest is the first dedicated to its stage history. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, it examines four centuries of mainstream, regional, and fringe productions in Britain (including Dryden and Davenant's Restoration adaptation), nineteenth- and twentieth-century American stagings, and recent Australian, Canadian, French, Italian, and Japanese productions. In a substantial, illustrated Introduction Dymkowski analyses the cultural significance of changes in the play's theatrical representation, for example, when and why Caliban began to be represented by a black actor, and Ariel became a man's role rather than a woman's. The commentary annotates each line of the play with details about acting, setting, textual alteration and cuts, and contemporary reception. With extensive quotation from contemporary commentators and detail from unpublished promptbooks, the edition offers both an accessible account of the play's changing meanings and a valuable resource for further research
The Cambridge companion to theatre history( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars, amateur historians and actors have shaped theatre history in different ways at different times and in different places. This Companion offers students and general readers a series of accessible and engaging essays on the key aspects of studying and writing theatre history. The diverse international team of contributors investigates how theatre history has been constructed, showing how historical facts are tied to political and artistic agendas and explaining why history matters to us. Beginning with an introduction to the central narrative that traditionally informs our understanding of what theatre is, the book then turns to alternative points of view-- from other parts of the world and from the perspective of performers in fields such as music-theatre and circus. It concludes by looking at how history is written in the 'democratic' age of the Internet and offers a new perspective on theatre history in our globalised world."--Publisher's description
Harley Granville Barker : a preface to modern Shakespeare by Christine Dymkowski( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in stages : new theatre histories( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of Shakespearean performance is very well served at its two extremes, with volumes providing a valuable historical overview of the subject and others concentrating on the performance history of a particular play. However, no individual volume provides an in-depth consideration of the stage histories of a number of plays, chosen for their particular significance within specific cultural contexts. Shakespeare in Stages addresses this gap. The original case studies explore significant anglophone performances of the plays, as well as ideas about 'Shakespeare', through the changing prisms of three different cultural factors that have proved influential in the way Shakespeare is staged: notions of authenticity, attitudes towards sex and gender, and questions of identity. Ranging from the 16th to the 21st centuries and examining productions of plays in Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, the studies focus attention on the complex interaction between particular plays, issues, events, and periods."--Jacket
A moon for the misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play : Strange interlude by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot centers on Nina Leeds, the daughter of an Ivy League professor, who is devastated when her adored fiancé is killed in World War I, before they have a chance to consummate their passion. Ignoring the unconditional love of the novelist Charles Marsden, Nina embarks on a series of sordid affairs before determining to marry an amiable fool, Sam Evans. While Nina is pregnant with Sam's child, she learns a horrifying secret known only to Sam's mother: insanity runs in the Evans family and could be inherited by any child of Sam's. Realizing that a child is essential to her own and to Sam's happiness, Nina decides on a "scientific" solution. She will abort Sam's child and conceive a child with the physician Ned Darrell, letting Sam believe that it is his. The plan backfires when Nina and Ned's intimacy leads to their falling passionately in love. Twenty years later, Sam's "son" Gordon Evans is approaching manhood, with only Nina and Ned aware of the boy's true parentage. The meaning of the title is suggested by the aging Nina in a speech near the end of the play: "Our lives are strange dark interludes in the electrical display of God the Father!"--Wikipedia.com
Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays from one of the twentieth century's most significant writers, developed and conceived in tandem, drawing on the raw experience of the author's own family relationships
Mourning becomes Electra : a trilogy by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den græske tragedie om Elektra er flyttet til Amerika i 1865, hvor general Ezra Mannon vender hjem fra sejren i den amerikanske borgerkrig
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive home life. Fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor, and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and misfit, the family is reflected by their youngest son, who at 23 is a sensitive and aspiring writer
Anna Christie ; & the Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Susan Glaspell( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cofounder of the Provincetown Players - the group that acted as midwife to the American theatre - Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) can also lay claim to be a major figure in her own right. Her early plays were in many respects as challenging and original as those with which O'Neill made his debut. Her concern with language as subject, with character as an expression of social role, with plot as a mechanism that may ensnare rather than locate the self, mode her very much a modern. In Trifles (1916) she developed a feminist critique of social role. In The Outside (1917) she staged a debate between the life force and a perverse celebration of death. In both plays silence becomes an eloquent expression of meaning. The Verge (1921) is an experimental work of considerable proportions, more daring in many ways than anything attempted by O'Neill. Though Inheritors (1921) is far more conventional it touched a contemporary nerve, questioning the nature and reality of American pieties. Long known only for a single play, Susan Glaspell now emerges as a significant figure in the history of American drama, a woman of genuine creative daring
Cambridge companion to theatre history( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is entirely probable that the date of "The Tempest" is 1611, and that this was the last play completed by Shakespeare before he retired from active connection with the theater to spend the remainder of his life in leisure in his native town of Stratford-on-Avon. The main thread of the plot of the drama seems to have been some folk-tale of a magician and his daughter, which, in the precise form in which Shakespeare knew it, has not been recovered. The storm and the island were, it is believed, suggested by the wreck on the Bermudas in 1609 of one of the English expeditions to Virginia. Traces are found, too, of the author's reading in contemporary books of travel. But the plot itself is of less importance than usual. Supernatural elements are introduced with great freedom, and the dramatist's interest was clearly not in the reproduction of lifelike events. The presentation of character and the attractive picturing of the beauty of magnanimity and forgiveness are the things which, along with its delightful poetry, make the charm of this play. It is not to be wondered at that readers have frequently been led to find in the figure of the great magician, laying aside his robes and wonder-working rod in a spirit of love and peace toward all men, a symbol of the dramatist himself at the close of his great career; and it is surely legitimate to play with this idea without assuming that Shakespeare consciously embodied it. One can hardly conceive a more fitting epilogue to the volume which is the crown of the world's dramatic literature than the romance of "The Tempest.""--Back cover
The hairy ape by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hairy Ape (1922) is an expressionist play by Eugene O'Neill about a brutish, unthinking laborer known as Yank as he searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich. At first Yank feels secure as he stokes the engines of an oceanliner, and is highly confident in his physical power over the ship's engines. However, when the weak but rich daughter of an industrialist in the steel business refers to him as a "filthy beast," Yank undergoes a crisis of identity. He leaves the ship and wanders into Manhattan, only to find he does not belong anywhere- neither with the socialites on Fifth Avenue, nor with the labor organizers on the waterfront
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The book of The Tempest is both a handsome edition of Julie Taymor's eminently readable adaptation of Shakespeare's play and a stunning visual narrative of her new film, which stars Helen Mirren as Prospera, the magician/alchemist in a bold, gender-switched realization. One of Shakespeare's greatest and most popular plays, The Tempest begs to be visualized by a master filmmaker. Taymor's definitive film version combines romance and tragicomedy in one powerful story. She uses all of her considerable storytelling skills to make the action and atmosphere of the play come vividly to life. With an artist's touch, she combines extraordinary locations with experimental visual effects to create the magic that suffuses this great work."--Publisher's website
Ah, wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ah! Wilderness is a domestic comedy in four acts, centering on Eugene O'Neill's nostalgic memories of turn-of-the-century family life in New England. The play is structured around the growing-up experiences of Richard Miller as he rebels against small-town morality in his reading, politics, and idealistic romance. Strong family ties and patient parental attention help Richard to resist temptation and accept the positive qualities of his domestic situation
The hairy ape ; & All God's chillun got wings by Eugene O'Neill( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plays by Susan Glaspell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A cofounder of the Provincetown Players and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was one of the first female playwrights. Although long neglected, the four plays collected in this critical edition reveal the thoroughly modern nature of her concerns. Trifles (1916) develops a feminist critique of social role, while The Outside (1917) stages a debate between the life force and a perverse celebration of death. In The Verge (1921), Glaspell presented an experimental work of considerable proportions, more daring in many ways than anything attempted by O'Neill. And though Inheritors (1921) is far more conventional, it nonetheless questions the nature and reality of American pieties. Long known for a single play, Glaspell now emerges as a significant figure in the history of American drama, a woman of genuine creative innovation.-http://www.loc.gov/catdir
 
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The tempestShakespeare in stages : new theatre historiesA moon for the misbegottenA play : Strange interludeDesire Under the ElmsMourning becomes Electra : a trilogyLong day's journey into nightAnna Christie ; & the Emperor Jones