The Cambridge History of American Theatre

The Cambridge History of American Theatre

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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.Maxwell Anderson and S. N. Behrman: A Reference Guide. ... Show Boat: The Story of a Classic American Musical. ... Larsen, Orville K. Scene Design in the American Theatre from 1915 to 1960. ... London and New York Methuen, 1984. Learsanbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge History of American Theatre
Author:Don B. Wilmeth, C. W. E. Bigsby, Christopher Bigsby
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1998


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