America in the Round (Paperback)

Capital, Race, and Nation at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage (Studies Theatre Hist & Culture)

By Donatella Galella

University Of Iowa Press, 9781609386252, 314pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2019

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More than a chronicle, America in the Round is a critical history that reveals how far Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage could go with its budget and racially liberal politics, and how Arena both disputed and duplicated systems of power. With an innovative “in the round” approach, the narrative simulates sitting in different parts of the arena space to see the theatre through different lenses—economics, racial dynamics, and American identity.

About the Author

Donatella Galella is assistant professor of theatre, film, and digital production at the University of California, Riverside.