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The Cambridge History of British Theatre: The Cambridge History of British Theatre 3 Volume Hardback Set
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The Cambridge History of British Theatre: The Cambridge History of British Theatre 3 Volume Hardback Set

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Mixed media product 1744 Pages / Published: 09/12/2004
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This three-volume set explores the rich and complex histories of English, Scottish and Welsh theatres from early Britain to the present. Volume 1 begins in Roman Britain and ends with Charles II's restoration to the throne imminent. Volume 2 begins in 1660 with the restoration of King Charles II to the throne and the re-establishment of the professional theatre, interdicted since 1642, and follows the far-reaching development of the form over two centuries and more to 1895. Volume 3 explores the rich and complex histories of English, Scottish and Welsh theatres in the 'long' twentieth century since 1895. Original essays written by leading British and American historians and critics investigate the major aspects of theatrical performance, combining an interest in the written drama with an understanding of the material conditions of the evolving professional theatre that the drama helped to sustain.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521827904
Number of pages: 1744
Weight: 2830 g
Dimensions: 310 x 245 x 162 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... a set that will stand as the most valuable resource on British theater for some time to come. Essential.' Choice
'... exceptional ... destined to prove one of the most erudite, and yet accessible, resources for theatre scholars and students as well as serious theatre practitioners ... must be hailed as perhaps the most carefully compiled and comprehensively covered history ever attempted. ... I know of no library that has any other theatre history (focusing exclusively on British theatre) on its shelves to challenge this great new work's pole position in the theatre reference stakes ... All in all, a great work.' Amateur Stage
"This set of volmes should be come this century's definitive work on British theatrical history. The essays are eminently readable and informative. It will be a must for all theatre buffs and historians." American Reference Books Annual
"readers will find some individual chapters new and stimulating" -English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 J.P. Wearing, University of Arizona

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