New Readings in Theatre History
Bennett, Susan, Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
Jacky Bratton, New Readings in Theatre History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xi + 238 pp. $55.00 hardback, $24 paperback.
It is now some fifteen years since the appearance of Tom Postlewait and Bruce McConachie's landmark volume Interpreting the Theatrical Past: Essays in the Historiography of Performance, a book that took as its purpose, as the editors described it, 'to open up topics, to raise issues, to define practices, and to challenge assumptions in theatre history'.' Much important work has followed, but, perhaps, not the book that we might have anticipated - one that provides not only a model for reinvigorated historiographie practices but insists on a …
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Publication information: Article title: New Readings in Theatre History. Contributors: Bennett, Susan - Author. Journal title: Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film. Volume: 32. Issue: 1 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 90+. © Manchester University Press Jun 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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