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Theatre Historiography

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ISBN-10: 0521499178

ISBN-13: 9780521499170

Edition: 2009

Authors: Thomas Postlewait

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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.94" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Thomas Postlewait is Professor of Drama at the University of Washington.

List of illustrations
Introduction: on some preliminary matters
Documentary history vs. cultural history: two case studies
Documentary histories: the case of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Cultural histories: the case of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi
Historical vs. theatrical events
The historical event
The theatrical event
Placing events within their contexts
The criteria for periodization in theatre history: definitive categories for events
The idea of the "political" in our histories of theatre: causal contexts for events
Summing up
The theatrical event and its conditions: a primer with twelve cruxes
Works cited