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Romantic and Revolutionary Theatre, 1789-1860
     

Romantic and Revolutionary Theatre, 1789-1860

by Donald Roy
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521100854
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/18/2009
Series:
Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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