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National Theatre in Northern and Eastern Europe, 1746-1900 : THEATRE IN EUROPE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY - Laurence Senelick

National Theatre in Northern and Eastern Europe, 1746-1900


By: Laurence Senelick (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th January 1991
ISBN: 9780521244466
Number Of Pages: 512

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This book chronicles the emergence of a national feeling in the theatres of Northern and Eastern Europe from the mid-eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries. Using original documents and sources, including architects' plans, royal edicts, censors' reports, contemporary journalism, directors' blocking notes, memoirs and letters, this volume provides a chronological exploration of theatrical trends in eight countries. The documents reveal that in Denmark, Sweden and Norway the gradual development from royal patent houses and municipal theatres led to a genuinely public and Scandinavian institution. In Poland, Hungary, Bohemia and Romania, theatrical records reveal the evolution of distinctly national repertoires and organizations removed from foreign influences. Similar sources demonstrate that Russia pursued native concepts of acting and playwriting after the retreat of Napoleon that culminated in the foundation of the Moscow Art Theatre. The volume contains numerous illustrations, the source location for each document, and a substantial bibliography.

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List of documents
General editorsG++ preface
EditorG++s preface
General introduction Denmark 1746G++1889 Peter Bilton
Legislation and administration 1746G++70
The audience in 1771
Acting and stage management 1773G++1843
Under the ministry of culture 1849G++89 Sweden 1765-1900 Peter Bilton
The Gustavian period 1765G++90
The Royal monopoly 1790G++1810
Management and acting at the Royal Theatres 1796G++1841
The Nya teaternz and change in the Royal Theatre 1842G++68
Nationalisation vs private management 1870G++1900 Norway Peter Bilton
StrombergG++s theatre in Christiania 1825G++32
The new theatre in Christiania 1835G++40
The first Bergen venture 1849G++63
Pro-Norwegian activity in Christiania 1847G++65
The national stage in Bergen 1872G++1909
Management and enlarging the Christiania theatre 1874G++87 Poland 1765G++1830 Karyna Wierzbicka-Michalska
The first National Theatre 1765G++74
The repertory expands 1778G++1808
Improvements in administration and acting 1810G++16
The government takes over 1821G++29 Czech lands (Bohemia and Moravia) 1784G++1881) Barbara Day
The Nostiz and Bouda Theatres 1784G++93
The Theatre of the Estates 1814G++35
The Cajetan Theatre and the theatre in Ruzova Street 1835G++45
TylG++s leadership and its oppostition 1846G++50
The move for a national theatre 1851G++81 Hungary 1810G++1838 George Bisztray
Canvasing for a national theatre 1810G++27
Building and managing a national theatre 1832G++8 Romania 1818G++1853 Bogdan Mischiu
Early Romanian-language performances in Bucharest 1818G++19
The Philharmonic Society of Bucharest 1834G++7
Establising a state theatre in Bucharest 1840G++52
The theatre in Jassy 1832G++46 Russia 1812G++1898 Laurence Senelick
Establishment of a post-Napoleonic Russian theatre 1812G++20
Acting 1810G++50
GogolG++ and the call for a new repertoire 1836G++42
Staging and management 1839G++50
The advent of Ostrovsky 1855G++60
Actor training 1850G++90
Imperial theatres 1855G++1910
Provincial, private and peopleG++s theatres 1870G++97
Foundation of the Moscow Art Theatre 1897G++8
Scandinavia: general
Czech Lands
Russia Index
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ISBN: 9780521244466
ISBN-10: 0521244463
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 25th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.02

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