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Catherine M. Young

Catherine M. Young studies power, the circulation of capital in contemporary musicals, and discourses of animality in popular entertainments. Her writing has appeared in Theatre JournalTheatre Survey, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. The collaboratively written piece "'I Wanna Be Like You’: Negotiating race, racism and Orientalism in The Jungle Book on stage" will appear in a forthcoming collection on the Disney musical (Methuen). Catherine teaches theatre and literature courses at Baruch College. She completed her dissertation under the direction of David Savran at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she earned her PhD in Theatre in 2016.

“Glitterwashing” Orientalism in Molière’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
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“Glitterwashing” Orientalism in Molière’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

21 September 2016

Catherine M. Young on Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord’s production of Molière and Lully’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, directed by Denis Podalydès’at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York.

Don’t Blame Pregnancy for Shuffle Along Closing
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Don’t Blame Pregnancy for Shuffle Along Closing

18 July 2016

Catherine M. Young reflects on the closing of the musical Shuffle Along.