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Ackerman, Alan L. (Alan Louis)

Overview
Works: 29 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 5,104 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical drama  Handbooks and manuals  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan L Ackerman
The portable theater : American literature & the nineteenth-century stage by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Portable Theater, Alan Ackerman investigates the crucial importance of theater in the works of Whitman, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry James. Whether as drama critics, playwrights, amateur actors, or simply avid theatergoers, these authors thought deeply about the theater and represented it in literature."--Jacket
Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show in 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, "including 'and' and 'the.'" Hellman immediately filed a libel suit, charging that McCarthy's comment was not a legitimate conversation on public issues but an attack on her reputation. This intriguing book offers a many-faceted examination of Hellman's infamous suit and explores what it tells us about tensions between privacy and self-expression, freedom and restraint in public language, and what can and cannot be said in public in America
Against theatre : creative destructions on the modernist stage by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against Theatre, now available in paperback, shows that the most prominent writers of modern drama, from Oscar Wilde to Bertolt Brecht and Jean Genet, shared a radical rejection of the theatre as they knew it. Together with designers, composers and film makers, they plotted to destroy the existing theatre. But from this destruction emerged the most astonishing innovations of modernist drama, in which figures such as Pablo Picasso, Zora Neale Hurston, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Eisenstein invented the theatre anew. No component of theatre - the dramatic text, the actor, the set design or the music - escaped the fundamental questioning that became the hallmark of modernism. In this, modern drama was aligned with the rearrangement of the arts in the early twentieth century. This fascinating collection includes contributions from leading scholars in the English-speaking world and is a key resource for anyone interested in modern drama, modernist theatre, modernism, and theatre studies
Reading modern drama by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the relationship between dramatic language and its theatrical aspects, Reading Modern Drama provides an accessible entry point for general readers and academics into the world of contemporary theatre scholarship. This collection promotes the use of diverse perspectives and critical methods to explore the common theme of language as well as the continued relevance of modern drama in our lives.Reading Modern Drama offers provocative close readings of both canonical and lesser-known plays, from Hedda Gabler to e.e. cummings' Him. Taken together, these essays enter into an ongoing, fruitful debate about the terms 'modern' and 'drama' and build a much-needed bridge between literary studies and performance studies
Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A technological revolution has changed the way we see things. The storytelling media employed by Pixar Animation Studios, Samuel Beckett, and William Shakespeare differ greatly, yet these creators share a collective fascination with the nebulous boundary between material objects and our imaginative selves. How do the acts of seeing and believing remain linked? Alan Ackerman charts the dynamic history of interactions between showing and knowing in Seeing Things, a richly interdisciplinary study which illuminates changing modes of perception and modern representational media. Seeing Things demonstrates that the airy nothings of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Ghost in Hamlet, and soulless bodies in Beckett's media experiments, alongside Toy Story's digitally animated toys, all serve to illustrate the modern problem of visualizing, as Hamlet put it, 'that within which passes show.' Ackerman carefully analyses such ghostly appearances and disappearances across cultural forms and contexts from the early modern period to the present, investigating the tension between our distrust of shadows and our abiding desire to believe in invisible realities. Seeing Things provides a fresh and surprising cultural history through theatrical, verbal, pictorial, and cinematic representations."--Page [i]
Reader in comedy : an anthology of theory and criticism by Magda Romanska( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span it traces the development of comic theory, highlighting the relationships between comedy, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and other arts and genres. Students of literature and theatre will find this collection an invaluable and accessible guide to writing from Plato and Aristotle through to the twenty-first century, in which special attention has been paid to writings since the start of the twentieth century
A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller : All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, the Crucible, A View From the Bridge, Broken Glass by Toby Silverman Zinman( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller provides the essential guide to Miller's most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on five of Miller's plays: All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Broken Glass . A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers want a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid thei
Modernism and anti-theatricality( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displaced theatre and American literature by Alan L Ackerman( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken glass by Arthur Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller's resonant and intriguing new play is about sexual awakening, the consequences of denial, and the toll that social injustice takes on an individual. This is an extraordinarily powerful drama from America's foremost playwright
Diabetes self care : medication( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual with text and illustrations to accompany tapes on self care for diabetics
More traditional foods( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of drawings and scripts to accompany a tape
Food of lake, field and forest( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Book of drawings and scripts to accompany a tape
Native American Food and Nutrition Policy Project : final report : food and nutrition policy options for American Indians and Alaskan natives( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special Migrant Initiative. 1982 Survey to Compare the Health Status of Migrants with Local Residents. Final Report by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A northern Colorado survey investigated whether migrants have better or worse health than the local poor population. An availability sample of migrants (202 adults, 101 children) was obtained by contacting migrants who had used Sunrise Community Health Center (Greeley, Colorado) within 24 months and by asking them to indicate other migrant families possibly interested in the free health screenings. The availability sample of local residents (66 adults, 64 children) was obtained by randomly selecting Center patients from the previous quarter and by randomly selecting households in low-income neighborhoods with high Hispanic populations. Survey questions were adapted from Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Findings for adults indicated need for increased screening among migrants (specifically for anemia in women, hearing and dental problems, diabetes, and hypertension), population. An availability sample of and for dental education programs, routine eye examinations, and hypertension education/control programs. Findings for migrant children included need for nutrition education concerning proper weaning techniques; routine lead screening (particularly for anemic children); and greater outreach for dental care. Overall conclusions were that migrant adults' health was as bad as or worse than the health of local residents, and, where health levels were the same, migrants perceived themselves as healthier than the local group, presumably because migrants are less highly educated about health conditions appropriate for good health. (Mh)
Diabetes self care : weight loss( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manual with text and illustrations to accompany tapes on self care for diabetics
Character on stage : Walt Whitman and American theater by Alan L Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Diabetes self care : feet( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manual with text and illustrations to accompany tapes on self care for diabetics
Diabetes self care : symptoms( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manual with text and illustrations to accompany tapes on self care for diabetics
Family Planning Attitudes of Traditional and Acculturated NavajoIndians by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To determine whether various indices of "acculturation" would predict attitudes towards family planning was the major purpose of a survey conducted among a highly educated group of Navajo people at Navajo Community College (ncc). Owned and operated by the Navajo Tribe, ncc served as a target survey model due to its 90% population of Navajo enrollees. The survey included questions on respondent's age at first marriage, first language learned in childhood, percentage of life spent in the Navajo Nation, educational level of parents, number of siblings, occupation, religious practices, and level of income. Included also were questions on attitudes towards family planning, value of children, acceptability of abortion, and traditional beliefs on conception and pregnancy. The questionnaire was administered to 53 women and 32 men and results indicated that young Navajo people held attitudes towards family planning different from their parents and grandparents. Students at ncc not only agreed on limiting family size but also favored the availability of family planning services. (Nly)
 
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The portable theater : American literature & the nineteenth-century stage
Alternative Names
Ackerman, Alan

Ackerman Alan 1966-....

Ackerman, Alan L. Jr

Ackerman, Alan Louis

Ackerman, Alan Louis 1966-

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English (83)

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Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in AmericaAgainst theatre : creative destructions on the modernist stageSeeing things : from Shakespeare to PixarBroken glass