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Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

Mendel’s Theatre

Heredity, Eugenics, and Early Twentieth-Century American Drama

Authors: Wolff, T.

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Mendel's Theatre offers a new way of thinking about early twentieth-century American drama by uncovering the rich convergence of heredity theory, the American eugenics movement, and innovative modern drama from the 1890s to 1930.

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TAMSEN WOLFF is Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University, USA.

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"Learned, insightful, and engaging, Mendel's Theatre is an impressive and groundbreaking study. Its critical voice is assured, and it establishes a new way of thinking about the relationships among drama, theatre, and social theory during the early twentieth century." - Theatre Survey

"While much has been made of American theatre's (and modern theatre's in general) obsession with heredity, little exists on eugenics itself, much less anything so thoroughly presented and articulated. The term Mendel's Theatre will likely turn into a much-used phrase when twentieth-century drama is discussed, inescapable as it will be to ignore what is here presented in the future." - William W. Demastes, Professor of English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

"Mendel's Theatre transcends the disciplinary boundaries of theatre scholarship to also explore the history of science, social movements, and philosophy. Wolff s ambitious and meticulously researched book offers both a broad view of eugenics evolution in the United States, and pointed analyses of canonical American plays that deal implicitly or explicitly with the issues and concerns of eugenics." - Broadside


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mendel’s Theatre
Book Subtitle
Heredity, Eugenics, and Early Twentieth-Century American Drama
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Tamsen Wolff
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62127-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230621275
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61585-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37946-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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