Pictorial Illusionism: The Theatre of Steele Mackaye


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Steele MacKaye (1842-1894) was a major North American theatre artist - a director, actor, inventor, painter, theorist, and writer - best known for advancing a unified vision of pictorial illusionism, the central aesthetic of late nineteenth-century drama, by transforming grand theatres into jewel-boxes for gilded society. Pictorial Illusionism is the first full-length critical study of MacKaye's life's work. Drawing together a wealth of primary sources, J.A. Sokalski examines the aims, inventions, and methods of the ...

Pictorial Illusionism: The Theatre of Steele MacKaye 2007, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773532045