The Cambridge History of American Theatre
Post-World War II to the 1990s v. 3
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Cambridge History of American Theatre by Don B. Wilmeth
Book DescriptionThis is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions, from theatre building to playwriting, directors, performers, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the history addresses the economic context that conditioned the drama presented. The history approaches its subject with a full awareness of relevant developments in literary criticism, cultural analysis, and performance theory. At the same time, it is designed to be an accessible, challenging narrative. All volumes include an extensive overview and timeline, followed by chapters on specific aspects of theatre. Volume Three examines the development of the theatre after World War II, through the productions of Broadway and beyond and into regional theatre across the country. Contributors also analyze new directions in theatre design, directing, and acting, as well as key plays and playwrights through the 1990s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521679855
(228mm x 152mm x 37mm)
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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