A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire

This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1800 to 1920.

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire

The 19th century ushered in an unprecedented boom in technology, the unification of European nations, the building of global empires and stabilization of the middle classes. The theatre of the era reflected these significant developments as well as helped to catalyse them. Populist theatre and purposebuilt playhouses flourished in the ever-growing urban and cosmopolitan centres of Europe and in expanding global networks. This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1800 to 1920. Highly illustrated with 51 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.

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A Cultural History of Theatre:
Language: en
Pages: 1824
Authors: Christopher Balme, Tracy C. Davis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-02 - Publisher: Cultural Histories

A Cultural History of Theatre' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity' (500 BC - 1000 AD) 2.
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Peter Marx
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The 19th century ushered in an unprecedented boom in technology, the unification of European nations, the building of global empires and stabilization of the middle classes. The theatre of the era reflected these significant developments as well as helped to catalyse them. Populist theatre and purposebuilt playhouses flourished in the
A Cultural History of Theatre: A cultural history of theatre in the Age of Empire
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Christopher B. Balme, Tracy C. Davis, Martin Revermann, Jody Enders, Robert Henke, Mechele Leon, Peter W. Marx, Kim Solga
Categories: Europe
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

A Cultural History of Theatre' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture: 1. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity' (500 BC - 1000 AD) 2.
A Cultural History of Theatre: A cultural history of theatre in the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Christopher B. Balme, Tracy C. Davis, Martin Revermann, Jody Enders, Robert Henke, Mechele Leon, Peter W. Marx, Kim Solga
Categories: Europe
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

A Cultural History of Theatre' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. 'A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity' (500 BC - 1000 AD) 2.
A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Dr Giacomo Macola, Dr Karen Jones, Professor David Welch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet firearms have always been invested with a whole array of additional social and symbolical meanings. By placing these meanings at the centre of analysis, the essays presented in this volume extend the study

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