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A Cultural History of Theatre


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Volume 1: A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity Edited by Martin Revermann, University of Toronto, Canada Volume 2: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages Edited by Jody Enders, UC Santa Barbara, USA Volume 3: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age Edited by Robert Henke, Washington University in St. Louis, USA Volume 4: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Edited by Mechele Leon, University of Kansas, USA Volume 5: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Edited by Peter Marx, University of Cologne, Germany Volume 6: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Edited by Kim Solga, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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The first comprehensive overview of theatre in culture and culture in theatre throughout history.

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Christopher Balme currently holds the chair in Theatre Studies at the University of Munich, Germany. Tracy C. Davis is Barber Professor of Performing Arts and Professor of Theatre and English at Northwestern University, USA. She is a Past-President of the American Society for Theatre Research and has served on the Board of Directors for Performance Studies International.


Not since the Cambridge History of American Theatre (1998-2000) has a multiauthored theatre history been as anticipated as Bloomsbury's A Cultural History of Theatre... Having read all six volumes (1,636 pages), I can testify to the magnitude of their accomplishment. A Cultural History of Theatre is a profound reconsideration of how we understand theatre, its myriad social contexts, and the cultural work it accomplishes... the product of intellectual labor and creativity, and its accomplishments are many. A landmark work in theatre and social history, it illuminates theatre through the lens of culture, and culture through the lens of theatre. * Theatre Survey *
All six volumes are aesthetically attractive, with well-chosen cover illustrations in color and numerous halftones throughout. Page layouts with wide margins, good paper, subtitles, generous bibliographies, notes, and index all add to the appeal. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers. * CHOICE *

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