Cambridge History of American Theatre by Don B. Wilmeth
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Cambridge History of American Theatre
By Don B. Wilmeth

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

1870-1945 v. 2

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Cambridge History of American Theatre by Don B. Wilmeth

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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521679848
ISBN-10: 0521679842
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Pages: 610
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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