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The Cambridge history of American theatre

Author: Don B Wilmeth; C W E Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The second volume of a three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don B Wilmeth; C W E Bigsby
ISBN: 0521780926 9780521780926 0521651794 9780521651790 0521679850 9780521679855
OCLC Number: 59566853
Description: 3 volumes (1725 pages) ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume I: Introduction / Christopher Bigsby and Don B. Wilmeth --
Timelines: 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. Volume II: Introduction / Christopher Bigsby and Don B. Wilmeth --
Timeline: post-Civil War to 1945 / Don B. Wilmeth and Jonathan Curley --
The hieroglyphic stage: American theatre and society, post-Civil War to 1945 / Thomas Postlewait --
A changing theatre: New York and beyond / John Frick --
Plays and playwrights: Civil War to 1896 / Tice L. Miller --
Plays and playwrights: 1896-1915 / Ronald Wainscott --
Plays and playwrights: 1915-1945 / Brenda Murphy --
Theatre groups and their playwrights / Mark Fearnow --
Popular entertainment / Brooks McNamara --
Musical theatre / Thomas Riis --
Actors and acting / Daniel J. Watermeier --
Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture / Mary Henderson --
Directors and direction / Warren Kliewer. Volume III: Introduction / Christopher Bigsby --
Timeline: post-World War II to 1998 / Don B. Wilmeth with Jonathan Curley --
American theatre in context: 1945-present / Arnold Aronson --
Broadway / Laurence Maslon --
Off-and off-off Broadway / Mel Gussow --
Regional/ resident theatre / Martha Lomonaco --
Alternative theatre / Marvin Carlson --
Plays and playwrights: 1945-1970 / June Schlueter --
Plays and playwrights since 1970 / Matthew Roudane --
Musical theatre since World War II / John Degen --
Directors and direction / Samuel L. Leiter. Actors and acting / Foster Hirsch --
American theatre design since 1945 / Ronn Smith.
Other Titles: History of the American theatre.
Responsibility: edited by Don B. Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby.

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'Nowhere has the American theatre been treated to such a thorough discussion of its culture, plays and players, directors, designers, architects and producers, also encompassing the development and Read more...

 
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