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The Cambridge History of American Theatre

Volume 1. Beginnings to 1870

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Christopher Bigsby, Don B. Wilmeth, Jonathan Curley, Bruce McConachie, Douglas McDermott, Peter A. Davis, Gary A. Richardson, Simon Williams, Joseph Roach, Mary C. Henderson, Peter G. Buckley
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  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521679831

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  • The first multi-volume history of the American theater to have been published, The Cambridge History of American Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theater in all its dimensions. It 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 theater and drama. Like each of the three volumes, Volume One includes an extensive overview and timeline followed by chapters on specific aspects of American theater up to c. 1870.

    • First multi-volume history of the American theatre to be published
    • Includes a detailed overview and an extensive comparative timeline
    • Over thirty carefully selected illustrations
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    Awards

    • The American Society for Theatre Research has awarded the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research to The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume 1.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Editors Wilmeth (Brown Univ.) and Bigsby (Univ. of East Anglia, UK) and other top scholars weave a tapestry of performance art and cultural history against a background of changing social and political history in well-written chapters....Wilmeth and Bigsby's history is the finest written about the American theater in many years....A must for all college and university libraries." Choice

    "The book's form and content make it both accessible and challenging to scholars from the advanced undergraduate through the postgraduate levels. It sets a new standard for comprehensive histories of American theater." Kim Marra, The Journal of American History

    "What is striking about this history is the new and old historiography that characterizes it. The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Vol.I will find a ready audience at all levels of theatre research." Theatre Journal

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    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521679831
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 159 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.908kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Christopher Bigsby and Don B. Wilmeth
    Timeline: beginnings to 1870 compiled by Don B. Wilmeth and Jonathan Curley
    1. American theatre in context from the beginning to 1870 Bruce McConachie
    2. Structure and management in the American theatre from the beginning to 1870 Douglas McDermott
    3. The plays and playwrights: plays and playwrights to 1800 Peter A. Davis
    Plays and playwrights:
    1800–1865 Gary A. Richardson
    4. The actors: European actors and the star system in the American theatre, 1752–1870 Simon Williams
    The emergence of the American actor Joseph Roach
    5. Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture in the American theatre, beginnings to 1870 Mary C. Henderson
    6. Paratheatricals and popular stage entertainment Peter G. Buckley.

  • Editors

    Don B. Wilmeth, Brown University, Rhode Island

    Christopher Bigsby, University of East Anglia

    Contributors

    Christopher Bigsby, Don B. Wilmeth, Jonathan Curley, Bruce McConachie, Douglas McDermott, Peter A. Davis, Gary A. Richardson, Simon Williams, Joseph Roach, Mary C. Henderson, Peter G. Buckley

    Awards

    • The American Society for Theatre Research has awarded the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research to The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume 1.

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