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The The Cambridge History of American Theatre : The Cambridge History of American Theatre Beginnings to 1870 v.1 - Don B. Wilmeth

The The Cambridge History of American Theatre

The Cambridge History of American Theatre Beginnings to 1870 v.1

By: Don B. Wilmeth (Editor), Christopher Bigsby (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1998
ISBN: 9780521472043
Number Of Pages: 543

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The first multi-volume history of the American theatre to have been published, The Cambridge History of American Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the History, recognizes changing styles of presentation and performance, and addresses the economic context that conditions the drama presented. Volume One brings together the work of ten major authorities on American theatre and drama. Like each of the three volumes, volume one includes an extensive overview and timeline followed by chapters on specific aspects of American theatre up to c. 1870. The American Society for Theatre Research has awarded the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research to The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume 1.

'Wilmeth and Bigsby's history is the finest written about the American theatre in many years. A must for all college and university libraries.' Choice 'The essays give the reader not only the flavour of the times but also a growing sense of national identity that the theatre began to reflect.' Michael Whitlatch, Buena Vista University Journal of Theatre Research International 'Nowhere has the American theatre been treated to such a thorough discussion of its culture, plays and players, directors, designers, architects and producers, also encompassing the development and transformation of the theatre within the country's changing social and political climate.' Michael Whitlatch, Buena Vista University 'All three volumes have greatly contributed to a better understanding of the American theatre as a reflection of the changing political, social and cultural face of the United States.' Michael Whitlatch, Buena Vista University Journal of Theatre Research International

Introduction
Timeline: beginnings to 1870 compiled
American theatre in context from the beginning to 1870
Structure and management in the American theatre from the beginning to 1870
The plays and playwrights: plays and playwrights to 1800
Plays and playwrights: 1800-1865
The actors: European actors and the star system in the American theatre, 1752-1870
The emergence of the American actor
Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture in the American theatre, beginnings to 1870
Paratheatricals and popular stage entertainment
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ISBN: 9780521472043
ISBN-10: 0521472040
Series: Cambridge History of American Theatre : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 543
Published: 28th February 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.05