American Theatre (BOK)

Theresa Saxon

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Argues for the recognition of American theatre history as long, rich, diverse and critically compelling. Embracing all epochs of theatre history, from pre-colonial Native American performance rituals and the endeavours of early colonisers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to the end of the twentieth century, Theresa Saxon situates American theatre as a lively, dynamic and diverse arena. She considers the implications of political manoeuvrings, economics - state-funding and commercial enterprises - race and gender, as well as material factors such as technology, riot and fire, as major forces in determining the structure of America's playhouses and productions. She goes on to investigate critical understandings of the term 'theatre,' and assesses ways in which the various values of commerce, entertainment, education and dramatic production have informed the definition of theatre throughout America's history.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Theresa Saxon
Forlag
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780748625925
Antall sider 216 Dimensjoner 13,9cm x 21,6cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 270 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd