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The Cambridge history of American theatre. / Vol. 1, Beginnings to 1870

Author: Don B Wilmeth; C W E Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge histories online
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers up to c.1870.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don B Wilmeth; C W E Bigsby
ISBN: 9780511467332 0511467338
OCLC Number: 457145390
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on 10 July, 2009).
Description: xvi, 506 pages : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: Introduction / Christopher Bigsby and Don B. Wilmeth --
Timeline: beginnings to 1870 / Don B. Wilmeth and Jonathan Curley --
American theatre in context, from the beginnings to 1870 / Bruce McConachie --
Structure and management in the American theatre from the beginning to 1870 / Douglas McDermott --
Plays and playwrights: to 1800 / Peter A. Davis --
Plays and playwrights: 1800-1865 / Gary A. Richardson --
European actors and the star system in the American theatre, 1752-1870 / Simon Williams --
The emergence of the American actor / Joseph Roach --
Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture in the American theatre: beginnings to 1870 / Mary C. Henderson --
Paratheatricals and popular stage entertainment / Peter G. Buckley.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Other Titles: History of American theatre
Responsibility: edited by Don B. Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby.

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This is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors and designers up to c.1870.

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