The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day. An encyclopedic history of the American theatre--a must for all students, teachers and theatregoers.

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521835381

Category: Drama

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Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day.
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The Cambridge Guide to Theatre

Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521434378

Category: Drama

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Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.
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The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

This comprehensive guide provides coverage on American theater from its earliest history to the present, with special attention given to contemporary theater throughout the United States.

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521401348

Category: Drama

Page: 559

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This comprehensive guide provides coverage on American theater from its earliest history to the present, with special attention given to contemporary theater throughout the United States. The entries are arranged alphabetically and provide information on mainstream topics, marginalized and alternative theater, popular forms of theater (including the circus, vaudeville, burlesque, etc.) and key plays in the annals of American theater. Over eighty experts on American theater contributed entries to the guide. In addition to some 2,300 brief entries on people, venues, plays, and other theatrical phenomena, almost 100 topical entries are provided, covering theater in major US cities, essays on such disparate subjects as Asian-American theater, theater architecture, female and male impersonation, magic, costume, Shakespeare on the American stage, unions, Hispanic theater, lighting, dramatic theory, and much more. For further reading, approximately 1,000 additional sources are suggested in the text and in a supplemental bibliography. A special feature is a biographical index of more than 3,000 names mentioned in entries, providing dates and major occupations, and cross-listings are indicated throughout the guide.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945

Gerald Bordman and Thomas Hischakʼs The Oxford Companion to American Theatre1 and Don B. Wilmethʼs Cambridge Guide to American Theatre2 provide a detailed ...

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108570268

Category: Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to American Theatre since 1945 provides an overview and analysis of developments in the organization and practices of American theatre. It examines key demographic and geographical shifts American theatre after 1945 experienced in spectatorship, and addresses the economic, social, and political challenges theatre artists have faced across cultural climates and geographical locations. Specifically, it explores artistic communities, collaborative practices, and theatre methodologies across mainstream, regional, and experimental theatre practices, forms, and expressions. As American theatre has embraced diversity in practice and representation, the volume examines the various creative voices, communities, and perspectives that prior to the 1940s was mostly excluded from the theatrical landscape. This diversity has led to changing dramaturgical and theatrical languages that take us in to the twenty-first century. These shifting perspectives and evolving forms of theatrical expressions paved the ground for contemporary American theatrical innovation.
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The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre draws on the highly regarded Cambridge Guide to World Theatre (1989), and updates and refocuses material to offer a specific view of traditional and contemporary theater activity in ...

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521411394

Category: Drama

Page: 259

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The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre draws on the highly regarded Cambridge Guide to World Theatre (1989), and updates and refocuses material to offer a specific view of traditional and contemporary theater activity in English-, French-, and Portugese-speaking Africa, and the Hispanic and English-speaking Caribbean. This volume traces the ancient and complex roots of African theater--still evident in community festivals and religious rituals--through the centuries of colonial domination, to the African diaspora and its manifestation in Caribbean theater. National essays are followed by alphabetically arranged entries on the major figures in the theatrical arts of that country. Theater buffs and those concerned with African and Caribbean heritage will find much to interest them in this authoritative reference work.
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The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet

Some of his more recent work appears in Don Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby's threevolume The Cambridge History of American Theatre .

Author: Christopher Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521894689

Category: Drama

Page: 252

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The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre

Her current book project focuses on the relationship between African American theatrical performance and interracial and intraracial community—building in ...

Author: Harvey Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107017122

Category: Drama

Page: 291

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With contributions from the leading scholars in the field, this Companion provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of African American theatre, from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Along the way, it chronicles the evolution of African American theatre and its engagement with the wider community.
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The Cambridge History of American Theatre

Author of Bohemians and Critics ( 1981 ) , he has co - edited the Cambridge Guide to American Theatre ( 1993 ; revised 1996 ) and , with Ron Engle ...

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521651794

Category: Drama

Page: 608

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The second volume of a three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism

In sum, a modern drama constantly looks to the present, to the worlds its ... Don B. Wilmeth and Tice Miller, eds., Cambridge Guide to American Theatre ...

Author: Walter Kalaidjian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827140

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of American literary modernism from 1890 to 1939. These original essays by twelve distinguished scholars of international reputation offer critical overviews of the major genres, literary culture, and social contexts that define the current state of Modern American literature and cultural studies. Among the diverse topics covered are nationalism, race, gender and the impact of music and visual arts on literary modernism, as well as overviews of the achievements of American modernism in fiction, poetry and drama. The book concludes with a chapter on modern American criticism. An essential reference guide to the field, the Companion offers readers a chronology of key events and publication dates covering the first half of the twentieth century in the United States, and a bibliography of further reading organized by chapter topics.
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The Cambridge History of American Theatre

He recently edited a companion to Arthur Miller for Cambridge University Press . He is also the author of radio and television plays and of three novels ...

Author: Wilmeth, Don Burton Wilmeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521472040

Category: Drama

Page: 543

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Volume One of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.
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The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Theatre

Derived from The Cambridge guide to theatre_

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521446546

Category: Drama

Page: 419

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American Theatre

Completing the Twentieth Century, Cambridge, MA: Harvard university Press. ... (2007), Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, 2nd edition, Cambridge: ...

Author: Theresa Saxon

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631278

Category: History

Page: 216

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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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Don B Wilmeth Research Files for the Cambridge Guide to the American Theatre

This collection of research files consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, e-mails, press releases, playbills, postcards, letters, student papers, lecture notes, brochures and conference presentations which form the basis for the ...

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

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ISBN: OCLC:247072195

Category: Theater

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This collection of research files consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, e-mails, press releases, playbills, postcards, letters, student papers, lecture notes, brochures and conference presentations which form the basis for the research and writing of the second edition of The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, compiled by Don B. Wilmeth and Tice L. Miller. Several stages of the resulting manuscript proof are also included.
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Modern American Drama Playwriting in the 1950s

American Drama 1945–2000: An Introduction. ... A Companion to 20th Century American Drama. ... The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights.

Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350014619

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major writers and their works to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * William Inge: Picnic (1953), Bus Stop (1955) and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1957); * Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jerome Robbins: West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959); * Alice Childress: Just a Little Simple (1950), Gold Through the Trees (1952) and Trouble in Mind (1955); * Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee: Inherit the Wind (1955), Auntie Mame (1956) and The Gang's All Here (1959).
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Modern American Drama Playwriting 2000 2009

Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America. New York: New York University Press, 2013. Murphy, Brenda. The Cambridge Companion to ...

Author: Julia Listengarten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350024762

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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The Decades of Modern American Drama series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together original documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other previously unpublished material. The major playwrights and their plays to receive in-depth coverage in this volume include: * Theresa Rebeck: Omnium Gatherum (2003), Mauritius (2007), and The Understudy (2008); * Sarah Ruhl: Eurydice (2003), Clean House (2004), and In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (2009); * Lynn Nottage: Intimate Apparel (2003), Fabulation or Re-Education of Undine (2004), and Ruined (2008); * Charles Mee: Big Love (2000), Wintertime (2005), and Hotel Cassiopeia (2006).
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The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights

Women & Theatre : Occasional Papers 4 , and numerous essays and reviews on American theatre and drama in journals such as Theatre Journal , Theatre Topics ...

Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521576806

Category: Drama

Page: 285

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This volume addresses the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theatre, from the early pioneers to contemporary feminists. Each chapter introduces the reader to the work of one or more playwrights and to a way of thinking about plays. Together they cover significant writers such as Rachel Crothers, Susan Glaspell, Lillian Hellman, Sophie Treadwell, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, Megan Terry, Ntozake Shange, Adrienne Kennedy, Wendy Wasserstein, Marsha Norman, Beth Henley and Maria Irene Fornes. Playwrights are discussed in the context of topics such as early comedy and melodrama, feminism and realism, the Harlem Renaissance, the feminist resurgence of the 1970s and feminist dramatic theory. A detailed chronology and illustrations enhance the volume, which also includes bibliographical essays on recent criticism and on African-American women playwrights before 1930.
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A History of the American Theatre from Its Origins to 1832

McConachie , Bruce A. Melodramatic Formations : American Theatre and Society , 1820–1870 . ... Cambridge , Mass . ... Cambridge Guide to American Theatre .

Author: William Dunlap

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252030303

Category: History

Page: 444

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The genesis of the American theatre as told by one of its founding fathers
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The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

American Realism and American Drama, 1880–1940. cambridge, England: cambridge University Press, 1987. ———, ed. The Cambridge Companion to American Women ...

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
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The Cambridge Guide to African American History

As the Great Depression worsened, the Federal Theatre Project helped sustain black performers. ... The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre.

Author: Raymond Gavins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316489819

Category: History

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This book emphasizes blacks' agency and achievements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, notably outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement. To consider the means or strategies that African Americans utilized in pursuing their aspirations and struggles for freedom and equality, readers can consult subjects delineating ideological, institutional, and organizational aspects of black priorities, with tactics of resistance or dissent, over time and place. The entries include but are not limited to Afro-American Culture; Anti-Apartheid Movement; Anti-lynching Campaign; Antislavery Movement; Black Power Movement; Constitution, US (1789); Conventions, National Negro; Desegregation; Durham Manifesto (1942); Feminism; Four Freedoms; Haitian Revolution; Jobs Campaigns; the March on Washington (1963); March on Washington Movement (MOWM); New Negro Movement; Niagara Movement; Pan-African Movement; Religion; Slavery; Violence, Racial; and the Voter Education Project. While providing an important reference and learning tool, this volume offers a critical perspective on the actions and legacies of ordinary and elite blacks and their non-black allies.
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