Acting Up

Acting Up

Free Speech, Pragmatism, and American Performance in the Late 20th Century

eBook - 2011
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Nunns examines how free speech became a centerpiece of American identity during the 20th century and how ideas of freedom of expression came to a head during the?Culture Wars? in the 1980s and?90s. He explores four case histories: performance artist Karen Finley and her court case revolving around public funding for the arts; the lawsuits involving the film I am Curious (Yellow); the controversy surrounding a community?s performance of Angels in America; and the racist songwriting of David Allen Coe.
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2011
ISBN: 9781593326715
Characteristics: 1 online resource (312 pages)


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