The Cambridge companion to theatre history / edited by David Wiles and Christine Dymkowski.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature
xv, 318 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Theater -- History.
DRAMA / General.
"Scholars, amateur historians and actors have shaped theatre history in different ways at different times and in different places. This Companion offers students and general readers a series of accessible and engaging essays on the key aspects of studying and writing theatre history. The diverse international team of contributors investigates how theatre history has been constructed, showing how historical facts are tied to political and artistic agendas and explaining why history matters to us"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: why?; 1. Why theatre history? / David Wiles; Part I. When?: Indicative Timeline: 2. Modernist theatre / Stefan Hulfeld; 3. Baroque to romantic theatre / Christopher Baugh; 4. Medieval, renaissance and early modern theatre / David Wiles; 5. Classical theatre / Erika Fischer-Lichte; Part II. Where?: 6. Liverpool / Ros Merkin; 7. Finland / S. E. Wilmer; 8. Egypt / Hazem Azmy; 9. Traditional theatre: the case of Japanese Noh / Diego Pellecchia; 10. Reflections on a global theatre history / Marvin Carlson; Part III. What?: 11. The audience / Willmar Sauter; 12. The art of acting / Josette Féral; 13. Music theatre and musical theatre / Zachary Dunbar; 14. Circus / Marius Kwint; Part IV. How?: 15. The nature of historical evidence: a case study / Thomas Postlewait; 16. The visual record: the case of Hamlet / Barbara Hodgdon; 17. Museums, archives and collecting / Fiona Macintosh; 18. Re: Enactment / Gilli Bush-Bailey; 19. The internet: history 2.0? / Jacky Bratton and Grant Tyler Peterson.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Wiles, David.
Dymkowski, Christine, 1950-
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
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