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Title The Cambridge History of American Theatre. Volume 2, 1870-1945 / edited by Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (610 pages)
Series Cambridge History of American Theatre
Contents The Hieroglyphic Stage: American Theatre and Society, Post-Civil War to 1945 by Thomas Postlewait -- A Changing Theatre: New York and Beyond by John Frick -- Plays and Playwrights -- Theatre Groups and Their Playwrights by Mark Fearnow -- Popular Entertainment by Brooks McNamara -- Musical Theatre by Thomas Riis -- Actors and Acting by Daniel J. Watermeier -- Scenography, Stagecraft, and Architecture by Mary C. Henderson -- Directors and Direction by Warren Kliewer
Summary 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
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013)
Subject Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American drama -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
e-book [online only]
Form Electronic book
Author Wilmeth, Don B.
Bigsby, C. W. E.
ISBN 9781139053686 (ebook)
113905368X (ebook)