The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre

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Don B. Wilmeth
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 9/13/2007
EAN 9780521835381, ISBN10: 0521835380

Hardcover, 774 pages, 25.4 x 18.3 x 4.2 cm
Language: English

This new and updated encyclopedic guide, with over 2700 cross-referenced entries, covers all aspects of the American theatre from its earliest history to the present. Entries include people, venues and companies scattered through the USA, plays and musicals, and theatrical phenomena. Additionally, there are some 100 topical entries covering theatre in major US cities and such disparate subjects as Asian American theatre, Chicano theatre, censorship, Filipino American theatre, one-person performances, performance art, and puppetry. Major popular forms are represented in entries such as circus, burlesque, vaudeville, and tent shows. Highly illustrated, the Guide is supplemented with a thorough historical survey as introduction, a bibliography of major sources published since the compilation of the first edition, and a unique and valued biographical index covering over 3200 individuals mentioned in the text. This new edition includes hundreds of new and updated entries, making it the most up-to-date guide to American theatre available.

List of contributors
List of topical entries
Note to the reader
Alphabetical entries
Biographical index.