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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403907943
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Redefining British Theatre History Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Holland is the McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Department of Film, Television and Theater, University of Notre Dame.

W. B. Worthen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Series Introduction--Peter Holland
• Volume Introduction--W. B. Worthen
• A History of Histories: From Flecknoe to Nicoll--Peter Holland
• Confessions of an Encyclopedist--Dennis Kennedy
• The Criteria for Evidence: Anecdotes in Shakespearean Biography, 17092000--Thomas Postlewait
• Photography, Theater, Mnemonics; or, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Still--Barbara Hodgdon
• Decomposing History (Why Are There So Few Women in Theater History?)--Susan Bennett
• Vicarious: Theater and the Rise of Synthetic Experience--Joseph Roach
• History Plays (in) Britain: Dramas, Nations, and Inventing the Present--Loren Kruger
• Deus ex machina in the Modern theater: Theater, History, and Theater History--Freddie Rokem
• Zoo Stories: "Boundary Work" in Theater History--Una Chaudhuri
• Improvising History--Susan Leigh Foster
• The Imprint of Performance--W. B. Worthen

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