Other available formats:
Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
Theatre Culture in America, 1825-1860 advances the idea that cultures are performances that take place both inside and outside of playhouses. Americans imaginatively expanded conventional ideas of performance as an activity restricted to theaters in order to take up the staging of culture in other venues--in issues of class, race, and gender, in parades and the visits of dignitaries, in rioting and the denomination of prostitutes, and in the views of the town, the city, and the frontier. Joining up-to-date historical research with a firm and clear-headed grasp of contemporary critical theory, Theatre Culture in America offers a wholly original approach to the complex intersections of American theater and culture.Read more
- An innovative analysis of the relationship of theatre and culture
- Joins historical research and contemporary critical theory
- Useful to students of theatre, art, literature, philosophy, history, sociology and American culture
Reviews & endorsements
"...Bank says things that are interesting and new....her treatment...is subtle and satisfyingly dense and...truly valuable." American Studies
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: February 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521033039
- length: 308 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.47kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
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:
Part III. Spaces of Legitimation:
8. Bodying forth
9. Sensation scenes
10. Displaced play
Epilogue: simultaneous spaces
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×