Theaters (Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks) by Craig Morrison

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Theaters (Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks)
Title:
Theaters (Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks)
Author:
Craig Morrison
ISBN:
0393731081
ISBN13:
978-0393731088
Size PDF:
1847 kb
Size epub:
1787 kb
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company; Har/Cdr edition (December 12, 2005)
Language:
English
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pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
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4.7
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377

The latest title in the Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks series, Theaters offers a richly illustrated history of a revered cultural artifact and a technological challenge, following its progression from the eighteenth-century opera house to the modern movie multiplex.

This visual sourcebook traces the development of its colorful and varied forms as they developed in early America, on the western frontier, and in cities from coast to coast. The first comprehensive study of American theaters, it illustrates their wide range from raucous music halls to vaudeville, from circus to grand opera, from World's Fair to Coney island, from nickelodeon to glorious picture palace. Also featured are theaters for burlesque, theaters afloat, military theaters, Shakespearean theaters, summer theaters, theaters and African-Americans, and arenas (when a stage just won't do), enlivened by a cast of entrepreneurs and showmen who were the movers and shakers of our theatrical heritage. 1200 b/w illustrations

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