ERIC Number: ED074499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Three Hundred Years of American Drama and Theatre; From "Ye Bear and Ye Cubb" to "Hair".
Wilson, Garff B.
This book presents a history of American drama and theatre from 1665 to the present. The book is primarily intended for the general reader and beginning student. The author combines the history of both drama and theatre, arguing that since they are complementary activities it is artificial to separate them. While the basic organization of the text is chronological, the author has divided theatrical history into large units of time and then organized the material into separate topics. For example, the first quarter of the nineteenth century has been organized under such topics as playwriting, acting styles, playhouses and stagecraft, and problems of management. To achieve a broad cultural context, the author also relates threatical history to the social and political developments of each period. The book includes numerous illustrations and photographs, and a bibliography. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Drama, Dramatics, Literature, Nineteenth Century Literature, Social Characteristics, Theater Arts, Theaters, Twentieth Century Literature, United States History
Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632 ($11.95)
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