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The Cambridge history of American theatre, edited by Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby

Label
The Cambridge history of American theatre
Title
The Cambridge history of American theatre
Statement of responsibility
edited by Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first multi-volume history of the American theatre to have been published, The Cambridge History of American Theatre is an authoritative and wide-ranging history of American theatre in all its dimensions from theatre buildings to playwriting, directors, and designers. Engaging the theatre as a performance art, a cultural institution, and a fact of American social and political life, the History, 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 theatre and drama. Like each of the three volumes, volume one includes an extensive overview and timeline followed by chapters on specific aspects of American theatre up to c. 1870. The American Society for Theatre Research has awarded the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research to The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume 1
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792/.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2221
LC item number
.C37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wilmeth, Don B
  • Bigsby, C. W. E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • American drama
  • American drama
  • Théâtre
  • Théâtre américain
  • American drama
  • Theater
  • United States
  • Toneel
  • Théâtre américain
  • Théâtre
  • Theater
  • Geschichte
  • Drama
  • USA
  • Theater
  • American drama
Label
The Cambridge history of American theatre, edited by Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Beginnings to 1870 -- American theatre in context, from the beginnings to 1870 / Bruce McConachie -- Structure and management in the American theatre from the beginning to 1870 / Douglas McDermott -- The plays and playwrights -- Plays and playwrights to 1800 / Peter A. Davis -- Plays and playwrights: 1800-1865 / Gary A. Richardson -- The actors -- European actors and the star system in the American theatre, 1752-1870 / Simon Williams -- The emergence of the American actor / Joseph Roach -- Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture in the American theatre: beginnings to 1870 / Mary C. Henderson -- Paratheatricals and popular stage entertainment / Peter G. Buckley -- v. 2. 1870-1945 -- The hieroglyphic stage: American theatre and society, post-Civil War to 1945 / Thomas Postlewait -- A changing theatre: New York and beyond / John Frick -- Play and playwrights: Civil war to 1896 / Tice Miller -- Plays and playwrights: 1896-1915 / Ronald Wainscott -- Plays and playwrights: 1915-1945 / Brenda Murphy -- Theatre groups and their playwrights / Mark Fearnow -- Popular entertainment / Brooks McNamara -- Musical theatre / Thomas Riis -- Actors and acting / Daniel J. Watermeier -- Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture / Mary C. Henderson -- Directors and direction / Warren Kliewer -- v. 3. Post-World War II to the 1990s -- American theatre in context: 1945-present / Arnold Aronson -- A changing theatre: Broadway to the regions -- Broadway / Laurence Maslon -- Off-and-off-off Broadway / Mel Gussow -- Regional/resident theatre / Martha Lomonaco -- Alternative theatre / Marvin Carlson -- Plays and playwrights: 1945-1970 / June Schlueter -- Plays and playwrights since 1970 / Matthew Roudané -- Musical theatre since World War II / John Degen -- Directors and direction / Samuel L. Leiter -- Actors and acting / Foster Hirsch -- American theatre design since 1945 / Ronn Smith
Control code
ocm36549114
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9780521780926
Lccn
97012097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36549114
  • (OCoLC)36549114
Label
The Cambridge history of American theatre, edited by Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Beginnings to 1870 -- American theatre in context, from the beginnings to 1870 / Bruce McConachie -- Structure and management in the American theatre from the beginning to 1870 / Douglas McDermott -- The plays and playwrights -- Plays and playwrights to 1800 / Peter A. Davis -- Plays and playwrights: 1800-1865 / Gary A. Richardson -- The actors -- European actors and the star system in the American theatre, 1752-1870 / Simon Williams -- The emergence of the American actor / Joseph Roach -- Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture in the American theatre: beginnings to 1870 / Mary C. Henderson -- Paratheatricals and popular stage entertainment / Peter G. Buckley -- v. 2. 1870-1945 -- The hieroglyphic stage: American theatre and society, post-Civil War to 1945 / Thomas Postlewait -- A changing theatre: New York and beyond / John Frick -- Play and playwrights: Civil war to 1896 / Tice Miller -- Plays and playwrights: 1896-1915 / Ronald Wainscott -- Plays and playwrights: 1915-1945 / Brenda Murphy -- Theatre groups and their playwrights / Mark Fearnow -- Popular entertainment / Brooks McNamara -- Musical theatre / Thomas Riis -- Actors and acting / Daniel J. Watermeier -- Scenography, stagecraft, and architecture / Mary C. Henderson -- Directors and direction / Warren Kliewer -- v. 3. Post-World War II to the 1990s -- American theatre in context: 1945-present / Arnold Aronson -- A changing theatre: Broadway to the regions -- Broadway / Laurence Maslon -- Off-and-off-off Broadway / Mel Gussow -- Regional/resident theatre / Martha Lomonaco -- Alternative theatre / Marvin Carlson -- Plays and playwrights: 1945-1970 / June Schlueter -- Plays and playwrights since 1970 / Matthew Roudané -- Musical theatre since World War II / John Degen -- Directors and direction / Samuel L. Leiter -- Actors and acting / Foster Hirsch -- American theatre design since 1945 / Ronn Smith
Control code
ocm36549114
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9780521780926
Lccn
97012097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36549114
  • (OCoLC)36549114

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