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Actors, Audiences and Historic Theaters of Kentucky (Hardback)
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Actors, Audiences and Historic Theaters of Kentucky (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 25/05/2000
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Despite its remoteness, Kentucky emerged as a prime site for theatrical activity in the ""Wild West"" of the 1790s. During the 19th century, Kentucky hosted nearly all the major stars of the touring circuits. Most towns constructed increasingly elaborate opera houses, which stood as objects of community pride and symbols of culture, and when live performances gave way to moving pictures, the grand movie palaces were no less ornate than their predecessors. This work is a social and architectural history of Kentucky's theatres, paying special attention to the actors who performed in them and the audiences who saw it all.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813121628
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Informative and entertaining." -- Pamela H. Simpson


"Awarded the Overall Excellence in the Southern Books Competition." --


"Winner of the 2000 Book Award given by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians." --


"Casto has done us good service in her array of details. A host of facts has been marshaled in a taut chronology." -- "Filson History Quarterly"


"A detailed study of theater buildings and theater life.... Views theater as a place where art, literature, architecture, technology, and values intersect." -- "Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians"


"Provides insight into what people considered entertaining and what they deemed essential in the theater-going experience." -- "Kentucky Living"


"Will appeal to anyone interested in culture as well as lovers of theater and architecture. Well researched, it is full of interesting facts and photographs that will have you look at old theater buildings with new appreciation." -- "Kentucky Monthly"


"Informative and entertaining." -- "Pamela H. Simpson"


"This definitive work successfully traces Kentucky's theatrical heritage from the first know Transylvania student play of 1790 to the early twentieth century." -- "Register of the Kentucky Historical Society"


"Readers will enjoy an entertaining examination of the history of drama in the Bluegrass state through diverse lenses (economical, design, technological, and moral attitudes, to name just a few)." -- "Vernacular Architecture Newsletter"


"A masterful job of bringing these often long-lost places back to life." -- Robert M. Craig


"Awarded the Overall Excellence in the Southern Books Competition." --


"Winner of the 2000 Book Award given by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians." --


"Casto has done us good service in her array of details. A host of facts has been marshaled in a taut chronology." -- Filson History Quarterly


"A detailed study of theater buildings and theater life.... Views theater as a place where art, literature, architecture, technology, and values intersect." -- Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians


"Provides insight into what people considered entertaining and what they deemed essential in the theater-going experience." -- Kentucky Living


"Will appeal to anyone interested in culture as well as lovers of theater and architecture. Well researched, it is full of interesting facts and photographs that will have you look at old theater buildings with new appreciation." -- Kentucky Monthly


"Informative and entertaining." -- Pamela H. Simpson


"This definitive work successfully traces Kentucky's theatrical heritage from the first know Transylvania student play of 1790 to the early twentieth century." -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society


"A masterful job of bringing these often long-lost places back to life." -- Robert M. Craig


"Readers will enjoy an entertaining examination of the history of drama in the Bluegrass state through diverse lenses (economical, design, technological, and moral attitudes, to name just a few)." -- Vernacular Architecture Newsletter


-Awarded the Overall Excellence in the Southern Books Competition.- --


-Winner of the 2000 Book Award given by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.- --


-Casto has done us good service in her array of details. A host of facts has been marshaled in a taut chronology.- -- Filson History Quarterly


-A detailed study of theater buildings and theater life.... Views theater as a place where art, literature, architecture, technology, and values intersect.- -- Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians


-Provides insight into what people considered entertaining and what they deemed essential in the theater-going experience.- -- Kentucky Living


-Will appeal to anyone interested in culture as well as lovers of theater and architecture. Well researched, it is full of interesting facts and photographs that will have you look at old theater buildings with new appreciation.- -- Kentucky Monthly


-Informative and entertaining.- -- Pamela H. Simpson


-This definitive work successfully traces Kentucky's theatrical heritage from the first know Transylvania student play of 1790 to the early twentieth century.- -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society


-A masterful job of bringing these often long-lost places back to life.- -- Robert M. Craig


-Readers will enjoy an entertaining examination of the history of drama in the Bluegrass state through diverse lenses (economical, design, technological, and moral attitudes, to name just a few).- -- Vernacular Architecture Newsletter

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