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Title The Cambridge History of American Theatre. Volume 3. Post-World War II to the 1990s / edited by Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (600 pages)
Series Cambridge History of American Theatre
Summary This 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
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013)
Subject Theater -- United States -- History.
American drama -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilmeth, Don B.
Bigsby, C. W. E.
ISBN 9781139053761 (ebook)
1139053760 (ebook)