The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America

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The idea of staging a nation dates from the Enlightenment, but the full force of the idea emerges only with the rise of mass politics. Comparing English, French, and American attempts to establish national theatres at moments of political crisis--from the challenge of socialism in late nineteenth-century Europe to the struggle to "salvage democracy" in Depression America--Kruger poses a fundamental question: in the formation of nationhood, is the citizen-audience spectator or participant? The National Stage answers this ...

The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226454979

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The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226454962

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