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A history of equestrian drama in the United States : hippodrama's pure air and fire

Author: Kimberly Poppiti
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A History of Equestrian Drama in the United States documents the history of equestrian drama in the United States and clarifies the multi-faceted significance of the form and of the related stage machinery developed to produce hippodramas. The development of equestrian drama is traced from its origins and influences in thesixteenth century, through the height of the form's popularity at the turn of thetwentieth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Poppiti
ISBN: 9781315145532 1315145537 9781351382373 1351382373 9781351382380 1351382381 9781351382366 1351382365
OCLC Number: 1042329154
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter Introduction --
chapter 1 Early Equestrian Entertainments in England --
chapter 2 Early Equestrian Entertainments in Colonial America (1771?1812) --
chapter 3 Early Productions of Equestrian Drama in England and the United States --
chapter 4 The Plays: Melodramatic Equestrian Drama --
chapter 5 The Plays: Military Equestrian Drama --
chapter 6 The Plays: Frontier Equestrian Drama --
chapter 7 The Plays: Stage Machinery in Racing and Related Equestrian Drama --
chapter 8 Epilogue and Conclusions.
Responsibility: Kimberly Poppiti.

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A History of Equestrian Drama in the United States documents the history of equestrian drama in the United States and clarifies the multi-faceted significance of the form and of the related stage machinery developed to produce hippodramas. The development of equestrian drama is traced from its origins and influences in thesixteenth century, through the height of the form's popularity at the turn of thetwentieth century. Analysis of the historical significance of the genre within the larger context of U.S. theatre, the elucidation of the importance of the horse to theatre, and an evaluation of the lasting impact on theatre technology are also included.

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