Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

War and Theatrical Innovation

Editors: Emeljanow, Victor (Ed.)

  • Addresses the interpenetration of theatrical practices and wartime strategies
  • Offers a broad view of the intersection between conflict and theatre, both temporally and geographically
  • Identifies key areas of change that affected performers, managements and audiences during wartime
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This book examines the relationship between wartime conflict and theatre practices. Bringing together a diverse collection of essays in one volume, it offers both a geographically and historically wide view of the subject, taking examples from Britain, Australia and America to the Middle East, Korea and China, and spanning the fifth century BCE to the present day. It explores the ways in which theatre practices have been manipulated for use in political and military propaganda, such as the employment of scenographers to work on camouflage and the application of acting methods in espionage training. It also maps the change in relationships between performers and audiences as a result of conflict, and the emergence of new forms of patronage during wartime theatre-going, boosting morale at periods when social structures and identity were being destabilized.

About the authors

Victor Emeljanow is Emeritus Professor in the School of Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and General Editor of the e-journal Popular Entertainment Studies. He has published widely on subjects including the reception of Chekhov in Britain, the career of Theodore Kommisarjevsky, Beerbohm Tree's engagement with Ibsen on the West End, Victorian popular dramatists, and prisoner-of-war entertainments during the First and Second World Wars.

Buy this book

eBook £56.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60225-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60224-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
War and Theatrical Innovation
Editors
  • Victor Emeljanow
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60225-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60225-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60224-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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