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The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History

by David Wiles (Editor), Christine Dymkowski (Editor)

Other authors: Hazem Azmy (Contributor), Christopher Baugh (Contributor), Jacky Bratton (Contributor), Gilli Bush-Bailey (Contributor), Marvin Carlson (Contributor)13 more, Zachary Dunbar (Contributor), Josette Féral (Contributor), Erika Fischer-Lichte (Contributor), Barbara Hodgdon (Contributor), Stefan Hulfeld (Contributor), Marius Kwint (Contributor), Fiona Macintosh (Contributor), Ros Merkin (Contributor), Diego Pellecchia (Contributor), Grant Tyler Peterson (Contributor), Thomas Postlewait (Contributor), Willmar Sauter (Contributor), S.E. Wilmer (Contributor)

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Wiles, DavidEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dymkowski, ChristineEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Azmy, HazemContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baugh, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bratton, JackyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bush-Bailey, GilliContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carlson, MarvinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunbar, ZacharyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Féral, JosetteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fischer-Lichte, ErikaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hodgdon, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hulfeld, StefanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kwint, MariusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Macintosh, FionaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merkin, RosContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pellecchia, DiegoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Peterson, Grant TylerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Postlewait, ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sauter, WillmarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521149835, Paperback)

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. Beginning with an introduction to the central narrative that traditionally informs our understanding of what theatre is, the book then turns to alternative points of view - from other parts of the world and from the perspective of performers in fields such as music-theatre and circus. It concludes by looking at how history is written in the 'democratic' age of the Internet and offers a new perspective on theatre history in our globalised world.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:41 -0400)

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