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Romantic and Revolutionary Theatre, 1789–1860

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Part of Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History

Victor Emaljanow, Donald Roy, Kenneth Richards, Laura Richards
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  • Date Published: July 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521250801

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  • This volume charts a period of political and social turbulence in Europe and its reflection on theatrical life. Apart from considering external factors like censorship and legal sanctions on theatrical activity, the volume examines the effects of prevailing operational conditions on the internal organization of companies, their repertoire, acting, stage presentation, playhouse architecture and the audience relationship. Many of the 460 documents are illustrated and drawn from sources in Britain, France and Italy. They have been annotated, and translated where appropriate.

    • Explores theatrical developments in three countries during a pivotal period of European history
    • Contains previously unpublished documents
    • Contains many documents hitherto unavailable in English translation
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    • Date Published: July 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521250801
    • length: 584 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.061kg
    • contains: 66 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of documents
    General editor's preface, Editor's preface, Acknowledgements
    Britain Edited by Victor Emeljanow: Introduction
    Part I. Theatre, the Law and Management Practices: A. Theatres and the law
    B. Management and company practices
    Part II. Playhouses
    Part III. Repertoire, Taste and Audiences: A. Repertoire
    B. Plays and playwriting
    C. Audiences: conditions of viewing
    D. Composition and behaviour
    E. The attendance of royalty: its effect on audiences and repertoire
    Part IV. Actors and Acting: A. Getting on stage
    B. The theatre as industry
    C. The art of the actor
    D. 'Natural' acting
    E. The actors
    F. The advent of Edmund Kean and Romantic acting
    G. Macready and the move towards realistic acting
    H. Melodrama acting
    I. The faces of comic acting
    Part V. Stage Presentation: A. Stage machinery, lighting and effects
    B. Stage settings
    C. Stage business
    D. Costuming
    France Edited by Donald Roy: Introduction
    Part I. Documents of Control: A. Licensing of theatres
    B. Censorship and propaganda
    Part II. Managerial and Contractual Documents
    Part III. Actors and Acting: Part IV. Stage Presentation: A. Decors and machinery
    B. Lighting
    C. Costume
    Part V. Audiences and Auditoria: Italy Edited by Kenneth Richards and Laura Richards: Introduction
    Part I. After Goldoni: Part II. Carnival, feste and Street Theatre: Part III. Theatres, Scenic Design and Audiences: Part IV. Early Nineteenth-Century Acting Companies and Theatre Conditions: Part V. Players and Playing
    Bibliography by country
    Index.

  • Editor

    Donald Roy, University of Hull
    Donald Roy is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull. Before retiring in 1997, Professor Roy occupied Hull's first chair of Drama as well as visiting professorships in the USA. He has published books on Molière, J. R. Planché, and Jacques Copean and the Cartel des Quatre, and contributed to The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre (1988) and other international encyclopedias.

    Introduction by

    Victor Emeljanow

    Kenneth Richards

    Laura Richards

    Contributors

    Victor Emaljanow, Donald Roy, Kenneth Richards, Laura Richards

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