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Theatre culture in America, 1825-1860

Author: Rosemarie K Bank
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge Univ. Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [ReprintedView all editions and formats

Examines how Americans staged their cultures in the decades before the Civil War and advances the idea that cultures are performances which take place both inside and outside of playhouses.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemarie K Bank
ISBN: 9780521033039 0521033039 9780521563871 0521563879
OCLC Number: 838230147
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 259 - 280 und Index
Description: XII, 292 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue: universal spaces; 1. The return of Lafayette; 2. The opening of the Erie canal; Part I. Spaces of Representation: 3. The town; 4. The city; 5. The frontier; Part II. Liminal Spaces: 6. Work; 7. Class; Part III. Spaces of Legitimation: 8. Bodying forth; 9. Sensation scenes; 10. Displaced play; Epilogue: simultaneous spaces; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Rosemarie K. Bank


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"...Bank says things that are interesting and new....her subtle and satisfyingly dense and...truly valuable." American Studies

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