The Cambridge History of American Theatre

Front Cover
Wilmeth, Don Burton Wilmeth, Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby
Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 1998 - Drama - 543 pages
The first multi-volume history of the American theatre to have been published, The Cambridge History of American Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the History, recognizes changing styles of presentation and performance, and addresses the economic context that conditions the drama presented. Volume One brings together the work of ten major authorities on American theatre and drama. Like each of the three volumes, volume one includes an extensive overview and timeline followed by chapters on specific aspects of American theatre up to c. 1870. The American Society for Theatre Research has awarded the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research to The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume 1.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Beginnings to 1870
20
American Theatre in Context from the Beginnings
111
Structure and Management in the American Theatre
182
The Plays and Playwrights
216
The Actors
303
Scenography Stagecraft and Architecture
373
Paratheatricals and Popular Stage Entertainment
424
Bibliography
483
Index
507
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases