The Open-Air Theatre

The Open-Air Theatre

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The Open-Air Theatre

The Open-Air Theatre

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My object in writing this volume has been three-fold: first, to offer, for that increasingly large public which is interested in every significant development of the drama, a comprehensive view of the open-air theatre movement with relation to both the historical background and the remarkable current revival; second, to provide the architect with a first-aid compendium of information about old and modern open-air theatres, bringing together material which, if it has existed at all in print, has been scattered through a hundred books and magazine articles; and third, to give those concerned with open-air production a birdseye view of the drama of the open in all ages and all lands, and by comparison, to help them to an understanding of the peculiar characteristics and particular problems of production out-of-doors.

The scope of the volume is limited. No attempt is made to treat of theatres of the half-enclosed type, which are in effect the ordinary architectural theatre with the auditorium roof lifted. There is no intention, moreover, to put forth the volume as . . .

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