New Readings in Theatre History

New Readings in Theatre History

by Jacky Bratton, J. S. Bratton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521791219

ISBN-13: 9780521791212

Pub. Date: 12/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Theater history has often been interpreted in ways which highlight and omit key elements. Jacky Bratton explores this dilemma by examining how theater history has been chronicled and interpreted. Analyzing case studies from nineteenth-century British theater, Bratton reveals the difference between the existence of "the drama" (plays and play literature) and "the

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Theater history has often been interpreted in ways which highlight and omit key elements. Jacky Bratton explores this dilemma by examining how theater history has been chronicled and interpreted. Analyzing case studies from nineteenth-century British theater, Bratton reveals the difference between the existence of "the drama" (plays and play literature) and "the stage" (performance, theater building, and attendance).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521791212
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2014
Series:
Theatre and Performance Theory Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Part I. Background: 1. Theatre history today; 2. British theatre history: 1708–1832; 3. Theatre in London in 1832: a new overview; 4. Theatre history and reform; Part II. Case Studies: 5. Anecdote and mimicry as history; 6. Theatre history and the discourse of the popular; 7. Claiming kin: an experiment in genealogical research; Notes; Index.

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