Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings

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Editor's Foreword Jon Woronoff Acknowledgments Reader's Note Chronology Introduction THE DICTIONARY Bibliography About the Author
Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of theater as well as the literature of America from 1538 to 1880. The years covered by this volume features the rise of the popular stage in American during the colonial era and the first century of the United States of America, with an emphasis on its practitioners, including such figures as Lewis Hallam, David Douglass, Mercy Otis Warren, Edwin Forrest, Charlotte Cushman, Joseph Jefferson, Ida Aldridge, Dion Boucicault, Edwin Booth, and many others. The Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of early American Theatre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, notable plays and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the early American Theater.
Autor: James Fisher
James Fisher is professor of theatre t the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he served head of the Theatre Department for seven years. He has published a dozen books and directed and/or acted in 150 theatre productions. He is the 2007 recipient of the Betty Jean Jones Award for Excellence in the Teaching of American Theatre from the American Theatre and Drama Society and in 2010 he was elected to membership in the National Theatre Conference.

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Autor: James Fisher
ISBN-13 :: 9780810878327
ISBN: 0810878321
Erscheinungsjahr: 16.04.2015
Gewicht: 975g
Seiten: 570
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 229x152x46 mm
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