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Davis, Tracy C. 1960-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 5,159 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Publisher
Classifications: PN2594, 792.082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tracy C Davis
Actresses as working women : their social identity in Victorian culture by Tracy C Davis( )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using historical evidence and personal accounts, Davis examines the reality of conditions for òrdinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns, and the reasons why acting continued as a popular though insecure profession
The Cambridge companion to performance studies by Tracy C Davis( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the turn of the century, Performance Studies has emerged as an increasingly vibrant discipline. Its concerns - embodiment, ethical research and social change - are held in common with many other fields, however a unique combination of methods and applications is used in exploration of the discipline. Bridging live art practices - theatre, performance art and dance - with technological media, and social sciences with humanities, it is truly hybrid and experimental in its techniques. This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays from leading scholars who reflect on their own experiences in Performance Studies and the possibilities this offers to representations of identity, self-and-other, and communities. Theories which have been absorbed into the field are applied to compelling topics in current academic, artistic and community settings. The collection is designed to reflect the diversity of outlooks and provide a guide for students as well as scholars seeking a perspective on research trends."--Pub. desc
George Bernard Shaw and the socialist theatre by Tracy C Davis( Book )

15 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biographically based study of George Bernard Shaw and his milieu, this book offers a non-laudatory reading of Shaw's economic practices and theories, augments feminist and postcolonial critiques that preoccupy the study of literary history in the 1990s, and provides a long overdue revisionist reading of Shaw for an undergraduate readership. It traces the theatrical and political influences on Shaw from his earliest days in London; tracks his interest in socialism as an activist and author of tracts, novels, and plays emphasizing certain polemical traits; and follows his career as a major literary figure into the mid-20th century. The overarching themes of theatre and politics are narrated in relation to attempts by Shaw and his contemporaries to identify an audience and aesthetic for socialist theatre."--Page 4 of cover
Women and playwriting in nineteenth-century Britain by Tracy C Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does historical memory exclude nineteenth-century women playwrights when hundreds worked prolifically across the spectrum of professional theatre, amateur theatricals, and publishing? What might it mean to adjust the collective focus of cultural historians and literary critics so that these women can come into view? This collection of essays, written by a team of leading scholars in the field, undertakes not simply to recover the names and careers of women playwrights but to call into question the whole idea of what a playwright is, what she does, and why it matters. Gender inquiry is the start: destabilizing the category of playwrights loosens the borders of theatre history making it possible to reconceptualize theatre and drama not as products of culture but as social processes dynamically interacting with culture. Book jacket."--Jacket
The economics of the British stage, 1800-1914 by Tracy C Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on in-depth analysis of primary sources, both public and private, her book will interest scholars across a range of disciplines - theatre, social history, economics, gender studies, and the sociology of culture."--Jacket
Theatricality by Tracy C Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays explores the changing connotations of "theatricality" for theatrical performance and everyday life. Six case studies, each written by a specialist in the field, use historically specific circumstances to illustrate how explanations of theatricality relate to political and cultural issues ranging from contemorary gender theory to Confucian philosophy, anti-theatrical prejudices, aesthetics of realism and politicized spectacle. This book establishes the terms of debates for theatricality's place within performance theory."--Jacket
The performing century : nineteenth-century theatre's history by Tracy C Davis( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Performing Century' looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in 19th century Britain and Ireland. The authors bring new perspectives on familiar material and radically redefine what theatre and performance in the 19th century might be
Stages of emergency : Cold War nuclear civil defense by Tracy C Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era defined by the threat of nuclear annihilation, Western nations attempted to prepare civilian populations for atomic attack through staged drills, evacuations, and field exercises. In Stages of Emergency the distinguished performance historian Tracy C. Davis investigates the fundamentally theatrical nature of these Cold War civil defense exercises. Asking what it meant for civilians to be rehearsing nuclear war, she provides a comparative study of the civil defence manoeuvres conducted by three NATO allies - the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom - during the 1950s and 1960s. Delving deep into the three countries' archives, she analyzes public exercises involving private citizens - boy scouts serving as mock casualties, housewives arranging home protection, clergy training to be shelter managers - as well as covert exercises undertaken by civil servants. Stages of Emergency covers public education campaigns and school programs - such as the ubiquitous "duck and cover" drills - meant to heighten awareness of the dangers of a possible attack; the occupancy tests in which people stayed sequestered for up to two weeks to simulate post-attack living conditions as well as the effects of confinement on interpersonal dynamics; and the British first-aid training in which participants acted out psychological and physical trauma requiring immediate treatment. Davis also brings to light unpublicized government exercises aimed at anticipating the global effects of nuclear war. Her comparative analysis shows how the differing priorities, contingencies, and social policies of the three countries influenced their rehearsals of nuclear catastrophe. When the Cold War ended, so did these exercises, but, as Davis points out in her perceptive afterword, they have been revived - with strikingly similar recommendations - in response to twenty-first-century fears of terrorists, dirty bombs, and rogue states
Uncle Tom's cabins : the transnational history of America's most mutable book( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin traveled around the world, it was molded by the imaginations and needs of international audiences. For over 150 years it has been coopted for a dazzling array of causes far from what its author envisioned. This book tells thirteen variants of Uncle Tom's journey, explicating the novel's significance for Canadian abolitionists and the Liberian political elite that constituted the runaway characters' landing points; nineteenth-century French theatergoers; liberal Cuban, Romanian, and Spanish intellectuals and social reformers; Dutch colonizers and Filipino nationalists in Southeast Asia; Eastern European Cold War communists; Muslim readers and spectators in the Middle East; Brazilian television audiences; and twentieth-century German holidaymakers. Throughout these encounters, Stowe's story of American slavery serves as a paradigm for understanding oppression, selectively and strategically refracting the African American slave onto other iconic victims and freedom fighters. The book brings together performance historians, literary critics, and media theorists to demonstrate how the myriad cultural and political effects of Stowe's enduring story has transformed it into a global metanarrative with national, regional, and local specificity"--
The Broadview anthology of nineteenth-century British performance( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatre( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cultural History of Theatre' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity' (500 BC - 1000 AD) 2. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages' (1000 - 1400) 03. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age' (1400 - 1650) 4. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment' (1650 - 1800) 5. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire' (1800 - 1920) 6. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age' (1920 - 2000+)
Considering calamity : methods for performance research( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatrenVolume 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatrenVolume 5( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatrenVolume 1( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatrenVolume 4( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatrenVolume 2( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatrenVolume 6( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of theatre in antiquity( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cultural History of Theatre' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity' (500 BC - 1000 AD) 2. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages' (1000 - 1400) 03. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age' (1400 - 1650) 4. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment' (1650 - 1800) 5. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire' (1800 - 1920) 6. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age' (1920 - 2000+)
Critical and popular reaction to Ibsen in England : 1872-1906 by Tracy C Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Actresses as working women : their social identity in Victorian culture
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The Cambridge companion to performance studiesGeorge Bernard Shaw and the socialist theatreWomen and playwriting in nineteenth-century BritainThe economics of the British stage, 1800-1914TheatricalityThe performing century : nineteenth-century theatre's historyStages of emergency : Cold War nuclear civil defenseThe Broadview anthology of nineteenth-century British performance
Alternative Names
Davis, Tracy Cecile.

Davis, Tracy Cecile 1960-

Languages
English (155)

Polish (1)