Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Jim Davis, Ed.: European Theatre Performance Practice, 1750-1900

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Jim Davis, Ed.: European Theatre Performance Practice, 1750-1900

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Jim Davis, ed. European Theatre Performance Practice, 1750-1900. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. Pp. xxiii + 514. $300.00.

The primary text, as listed on the publisher's website, includes: Introduction. Part I Acting and Performance: Nature to advantage dressed: eighteenth-century acting, Alan S. Downer; Vitalism and the crisis of sensibility, Joseph R. Roach; Garrick, the ghost and the machine, Joseph R. Roach; The performance practice of acting: the eighteenth century part I: ensemble acting, Dene Barnett; The dangers of the new sensibilities in eighteenth-century German acting, Gloria Flaherty; "Reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning": challenging the foundations of Romantic acting theory, Tracy C. Davis; Researching the acting of French melodrama, 1800-1830, Gabrielle Hyslop; The training of actors at the Paris Conservatoire during the nineteenth century, F. W. J. Hemmings; Players and painted stage: nineteenth century acting, Alan S. Downer; On natural acting, George Henry Lewes. Part II Staging, Scenery and Lighting: Lighting at the King's Theatre, Haymarket, 1780-82, Judith Milhous; Appendix A. …

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