The Cambridge History of American Theatre
1870-1945 v. 2
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Cambridge History of American Theatre by Don B. Wilmeth
Book DescriptionThe second volume of the authoritative, multi-volume Cambridge History of American Theatre, first published in 1999, begins in the post-Civil War period and traces the development of American theatre up to 1945. It covers all aspects of theatre from plays and playwrights, through actors and acting, to theatre groups and directors. Topics examined include vaudeville and popular entertainment, European influences, theatre in and beyond New York, the rise of the Little Theatre movement, changing audiences, modernism, the Federal Theatre movement, scenography, stagecraft, and architecture. Contextualising chapters explore the role of theatre within the context of American social and cultural history, and the role of American theatre in relation to theatre in Europe and beyond. This definitive history of American theatre includes contributions from the following distinguished academics - Thomas Postlewait, John Frick, Tice L. Miller, Ronald Wainscott, Brenda Murphy, Mark Fearnow, Brooks McNamara, Thomas Riis, Daniel J. Watermeier, Mary C. Henderson, and Warren Kliewer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521679848
(228mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Don B. Wilmeth
Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, Hardback (September 2007)
New and updated encyclopedic guide to American theatre, from its earliest history to the present.
Theatre Culture in America, 1825-1860, Paperback (February 2007)
A study of pre-Civil War American theatre.
Theatre in America During the Revolution, Paperback (February 2007)
A chronicle of American and British theatre during the American Revolution.
American Stage and the Great Depression, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Don B. Wilmeth
A study of the 'grotesque' in American theatre of the 1930s.
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