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Dennis A. Gilbert

My article focuses on Le Théâtre existentialiste (Existentialist Theater) by Simone de Beauvoir, recently translated and published in the volume of the Beauvoir Series on her literary writings. The first part introduces the original sound recording of this text and the circumstances behind its possible production in New York City in 1947 and my discovery of it at Wellesley College in 1996. The second part analyzes the divisions of Beauvoir's remarks as she presents Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and their principal plays from the period of the Occupation: The Flies, No Exit, and Caligula. The third part then evaluates certain of Beauvoir's key concepts in terms of how they were able to define adequately the substance of existentialist theater for a postwar American audience and whether they remain valid for a more contemporary theatrical public some six decades later.

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“One Is Not Born a Dramatist”

The Genesis of Sartre’s Theatrical Career in Writings to, with, and by Beauvoir

Dennis A. Gilbert

until 1970. In the spring of 1947, while in New York City lecturing on existentialism, Beauvoir records Existentialist Theater as a practical device to present Sartre’s major ideas to an American audience. 51 For this purpose, she opts to concentrate

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Kathleen Lennon

in New York City attended by primarily Latino and some African American participants in the trans community: The balls are contests in which the contestants compete under a variety of categories. The categories include a variety of social norms, many

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Jean-Paul Sartre

The Russian Teatr Interviews of 1956 and 1962

Dennis A. Gilbert and Diana L. Burgin

, ridden with guilt and responsibility as the heinous acts of torture committed by the sequestered elder son during World War II are brought to light. In the United States, The Condemned of Altona had a favorable run at New York City's Lincoln Center in

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The Wall, the Ban, and the Objectification of Women

Has “Uncle Sam” Learned any Lessons from “Typhoid Mary?”

Amani Othman and William W. Darrow

Meet Mary Mallon Judith Leavitt (1997) describes Mary Mallon as the first person to be documented as a “healthy typhoid carrier” in the United States. Mallon was born in Cookstown, Ireland, in 1869 and immigrated to New York City in 1883