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Cambridge Companion to Theatre History

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ISBN-10: 0521149835

ISBN-13: 9780521149839

Edition: 2012

Authors: David Wiles, Christine Dymkowski

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Scholars, amateur historians and actors have shaped theatre history in different ways at different times and in different places. This Companion offers students and general readers a series of accessible and engaging essays on the key aspects of studying and writing theatre history. The diverse international team of contributors investigates how theatre history has been constructed, showing how historical facts are tied to political and artistic agendas and explaining why history matters to us. Beginning with an introduction to the central narrative that traditionally informs our understanding of what theatre is, the book then turns to alternative points of view – from other parts of the…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Christine Dymkowski is Professor of Drama and Theatre History at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Introduction: why?
Why theatre history?
When?: Indicative Timeline:
Modernist theatre
Baroque to romantic theatre
Medieval, renaissance and early modern theatre
Classical theatre
Traditional theatre: the case of Japanese
Reflections on a global theatre history
The audience
The art of acting
Music theatre and musical theatre
The nature of historical evidence: a case study
The visual record: the case of Hamlet
Museums, archives and collecting
The internet: history 2.0? Jacky Bratton and Grant