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Theatre Culture in America, 1825-1860 : Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama (Hardcover) - Rosemarie K. Bank

Theatre Culture in America, 1825-1860

Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 28th January 1997
ISBN: 9780521563871
Number Of Pages: 308

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Theatre Culture in America, 1825-1860 advances the idea that cultures are performances that take place both inside and outside of playhouses. Americans imaginatively expanded conventional ideas of performance as an activity restricted to theaters in order to take up the staging of culture in other venues--in issues of class, race, and gender, in parades and the visits of dignitaries, in rioting and the denomination of prostitutes, and in the views of the town, the city, and the frontier. Joining up-to-date historical research with a firm and clear-headed grasp of contemporary critical theory, Theatre Culture in America offers a wholly original approach to the complex intersections of American theater and culture.

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List of illustrations
Prologue: universal spaces
The return of Lafayette
The opening of the Erie canal
Spaces of Representation
The town
The city
The frontier
Liminal Spaces
Spaces of Legitimation
Bodying forth
Sensation scenes
Displaced play
Epilogue: simultaneous spaces
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ISBN: 9780521563871
ISBN-10: 0521563879
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28th January 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.62