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German and Dutch Theatre, 1600–1848 (Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History)

German and Dutch Theatre, 1600–1848 (Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History)

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Cambridge University Press, 5/27/1993
EAN 9780521233835, ISBN10: 0521233836

Hardcover, 584 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.7 cm
Language: English

This is the third volume to be published in the series Theatre in Europe. This book makes available for the first time an overview of a significant segment of European theatre history and, with few exceptions, none of the documents presented have been published in English before. Gathered from a rich variety of sources, including imperial and municipal edicts, contracts, architectural descriptions, playbills, stage directions and actors' memoirs among others, the book sheds light on one of the most fascinating areas of cultural life in the German- and Dutch-speaking countries. Explanatory passages put these documents into their historical context, and numerous illustrations bring the material even more vividly to life. Also included is the source location for each document and a substantial bibliography.

Germany
Edited by George W. Brandt
1660–1726
1727–1814
1815–1848
Netherlands
Edited by Wiebe Hogendoorn
1600–1664
1665–1794
1795–1848
Bibliography
German-speaking countries 1600–1848
general works and works of reference
Published sources
Studies
Periodicals (in chronological order) articles
Netherlands
general studies and works of reference
1600–1664
Sources
Studies
1665–1794
Sources
Studies
1795–1848
Sources
Studies.

"...a thorough, interesting, and useful 'collection of primary source materials for teachers and students' covering two and a half centuries of the German and Dutch theater." Choice "It is impossible in a review of this length to consider the many details of theater ideology, production, craftsmanship, artistry and assessments of appeal which are represented by the documents in this volume. One can, however, applaud the highly successful efforts of the compilers, marvel at the diversity of the materials, and look forward with great interest to subsequent volumes." Sixteenth Century Journal "[F]or English-speaking/reading historians of the theatre and drama, this anthology will become indispensable...The repertoire of touring companies, the kinds of regulations to which they were subject, the changes over the years in the composition, stability, professionalism, and artistic attention of theatre companies, in architecture and staging, in audiences and relation to their urban contexts, the growing sophistication of theory and criticism--all these things are traced out here in a quite remarkable diversity of unfamiliar documents. This is an essential collection." Timothy J. Reiss, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature