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Passing strange

Ayanna Thompson

Passing strange

Shakespeare, race, and contemporary America

by Ayanna Thompson

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAyanna Thompson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3091 .T53 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524730M
ISBN 109780195385854
LC Control Number2010033675
OCLC/WorldCa655304058

  Passing Strange is based on the life of Stew, the singer-songwriter-book writer who starred in the show during its Broadway run a decade ago. (He’s one of Author: Tim Dunleavy. Passing Strange is the semi-autobiographical story of a young black man who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in mids Los Angeles to travel to Europe in search of his.

  "Passing Strange" untangles some of the history of America's "gilded age" through an amazing story of Clarence King and Ada Copeland. The book does not claim to be anything but a history book - and its a very lively and engaging by: THE STORY: From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes PASSING STRANGE, a daring musical that takes you on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. Stew brings us the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for “the real” through sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll. Loaded with soulful lyrics and overflowing with passion, the show takes us.

Passing Strange. By: just a good book I enjoyed listening to this book. I enjoy the author. 6 people found this helpful Overall 5 out of 5 stars. Performance 5 . Passing Strange. Book and Lyrics by Stew Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen Directed by Tea Alagić January 10 – Febru In this major revival of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Tony Award-winning musical, a rebellious young black man journeys to Europe in search of something “real.”.


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In Passing Strange, noted historian Martha A. Sandweiss tells the dramatic, distinctively American tale of a family built along the fault lines of celebrity, class, and race- a story that spans the long century from Civil War to civil by: Passing Strange is ultimately a book about a couple, and Sandweiss has used her formidable skills as a researcher to reconstruct as much of their lives as possible.

Kirkus Reviews An intriguing look at long-held secrets, Jim Crow, bad faith - and also, as Sandweiss observes, 'love and longing that transcends the historical bounds of time and.

"Passing Strange is [Klages'] best adult work to date." ―The Chicago Tribune “Passing Strange is a passing subtle, detailed intergenerational fantasy with a pulp influenced story and a literary sensibility full of the past and the artefacts it leaves behind.

Queer history, San Francisco history and a pinch of Weird Tales." ―Geoff Ryman /5(78). Passing Strange is a speculative fiction ode to San Franciscos Okay, but all emojis aside, I really adored this novella about love and oppression between queer women.

Passing Strange is a speculative fiction ode to San Francisco’s hidden history, and I thoroughly enjoyed it/5. These are the words used by the author to describe the setting of her book, Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line.

Her book takes place in the USA during the second half of the 's and especially the 's. I quote the words because they apply so well to our current social and political situation/5. Martha A. Sandweiss’s Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line presents one man’s story in an effort to crystallize the state of U.S.

race relations at. Passing Strange: A Gilded Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line is a work of non-fiction by Martha A. Sandweiss about a man named Clarence King, who was known in nineteenth-century history as a brilliant scientist, charmer, and surveyor, but who lived a secret double life as a black Pullman porter named James Todd.

King passed across. Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages, and a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novella San Francisco in is a haven for the unconventional.

Tourists flock to the cities within the city: the Magic City of the World’s Fair on an island. About Passing Strange. Read Martha A. Sandweiss’s posts on the Penguin Blog The secret double life of the man who mapped the American West, and the woman he loved Clarence King was a late nineteenth-century celebrity, a brilliant scientist and explorer once described by Secretary of State John Hay as “the best and brightest of his.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. []) and index. Passing strange: a Gilded Age tale of love and deception across the color linePages: "Passing strange," a phrase currently enjoying a comeback, means "surpassingly strange"—stranger than strange. "Passing" was often used adverbially in the Renaissance, which had a keen sense of.

Martha Sandweiss talked about her book Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line (Penguin Press; February 5, ). In the book she recounts the life of 19th.

“Passing Strange” meticulously — sometimes too meticulously; the book can be plodding — recounts the unlikely convergence of two lives: King was born in in Newport, R.I., to parents. But as Martha Sandweiss shows in Passing Strange, King led a double life, passing as a black man in order to marry Ada Copeland, who was very likely born a slave and who was as far outside King's social and intellectual circle as a woman could possibly be.

King created an alternate identity as James Todd, pullman porter, and hid a thirteen-year. ''Passing,'' Larsen's second novel, first published inhas now been reissued by the Modern Library. It is a tragic story rooted in inescapable facts of American life: that whiteness Author: Richard Bernstein.

Passing Strange (Original, Musical, Broadway) opened in New York City and played through background and analysis by Scott Miller.

Passing Strange deserves a place beside other great autobiographical works of art, like Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2; Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories; Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz, and Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with the others, Passing Strange traffics in surrealism and symbolism, but unlike the others, its author and narrator.

With a Tony Award winning book, and a roof-raising score filled with Gospel, Rock, and Punk music, Passing Strange is “The Freshest Musical In Town” (Wall Street Journal). Run Time TBA. Macy’s Page to Stage Post-Show Talk Back Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production!

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