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Ackerman, Alan L. (Alan Louis)

Overview
Works: 25 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 2,268 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: NX180.T4, 700.105
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan L Ackerman
Seeing things from Shakespeare to Pixar by Alan L Ackerman ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 952 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."--P. [i]
The portable theater : American literature & the nineteenth-century stage by Alan L Ackerman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 399 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 )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 306 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 Dr Alan Ackerman ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 304 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 )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Susan C. W Abbotson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 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
Displaced theatre and American literature by Alan L Ackerman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modernism and anti-theatricality ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Broken glass by Arthur Miller ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The portable theatre : American literature & the nineteenth-century stage by Alan L Ackerman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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
Valuations and the p-adic numbers by Alan L Ackerman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
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
Against Theatre ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
<EM>Against Theatre</EM> shows that the most prominent writers of modern drama shared a radical rejection of the theatre as they knew it. Together with designers, composers and film makers, they plotted to destroy all existing theatres. But from their destruction emerged the most astonishing innovations of modernist theatre
Character on stage : Walt Whitman and American theater by Alan L Ackerman ( )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The theater of private life : acting out in the families of Louisa May Alcott by Alan L Ackerman ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ackerman, Alan
Ackerman, Alan, 1966-
Ackerman, Alan L. Jr
Ackerman, Alan Louis
Ackerman, Alan Louis 1966-
Languages
English (56)
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