Theorizing Practice: Redefining Theatre History

Theorizing Practice: Redefining Theatre History

by Peter Holland
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403907935

ISBN-13: 9781403907936

Pub. Date: 03/04/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In a series of essays, several of the most significant figures in the field present a wide-ranging interrogation of the practice of theatre history studies at the present time, raising questions of history and historiography; the bearing of national, sexual, and racial identity on the canons of theatre history; the limits of print and the history of non-textual

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In a series of essays, several of the most significant figures in the field present a wide-ranging interrogation of the practice of theatre history studies at the present time, raising questions of history and historiography; the bearing of national, sexual, and racial identity on the canons of theatre history; the limits of print and the history of non-textual forms of performance; the intersections between theatre and other forms of commodification; and even the work of performance at the borders of the human. Theorizing Practice is published in association with the Huntington Library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403907936
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/04/2004
Series:
Redefining British Theatre History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on the Contributors
Series Introduction: Redefining British Theater History
Introduction: Theorizing Practice1
1A History of Histories: From Flecknoe to Nicoll8
2Confessions of an Encyclopedist30
3The Criteria for Evidence: Anecdotes in Shakespearean Biography, 1709-200047
4Decomposing History (Why Are There So Few Women in Theater History?)71
5Photography, Theater, Mnemonics; or, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Still88
6Vicarious: Theater and the Rise of Synthetic Experience120
7Zoo Stories: "Boundary Work" in Theater History136
8History Plays (in) Britain: Dramas, Nations and Inventing the Present151
9Deus ex machina in the Modern Theater: Theater, History, and Theater History177
10Improvising/History196
11The Imprint of Performance213
Index235

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