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The National Stage

Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America

The National Stage( )
Author: Kruger, Loren
ISBN:978-0-226-45496-2
Publication Date:Aug 1992
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $77.00
Book Description:

The idea of staging a nation dates from the Enlightenment, but the full force of the idea emerges only with the rise of mass politics. Comparing English, French, and American attempts to establish national theatres at moments of political crisis—from the challenge of socialism in late nineteenth-century Europe to the struggle to "salvage democracy" in Depression America—Kruger poses a fundamental question: in the formation of nationhood, is the citizen-audience...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Theater / General
Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.03 Pounds



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