Transnational Theatre Histories
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Theatre Across Oceans

Mediators of Transatlantic Exchange, 1890–1925

Authors: Leonhardt, Nic

  • Explores the infrastructure of global cultural mobility between the years 1890 and 1925
  • Combines the research fields of global history and theory to provide a geographical (transatlantic) perspective
  • Provides information on the professional theatrical mediators at the heart of the exchange who have previously received insufficient critical attention
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Theatre Across Oceans: Mediators Of Transatlantic Exchange allows the reader to enter and understand the infrastructural 'backstage area' of global cultural mobility during the years between 1890 and 1925. Located within the research fields of global history and theory, the geographical focus of the book is a transatlantic one, based on the active exchange in this phase between North and South America and Europe. Emanating from a rich body of archival material, the study argues that this exchange was essentially facilitated and controlled by professional theatrical mediators (agents, brokers), who have not been sufficiently researched within theatre or historical studies. The low visibility of mediators in the scientific research is in diametrical contrast to the enormous power that they possessed in the period dealt with in this book. 

About the authors

Nic Leonhardt is Associate Professor of Theatre Studies at LMU Munich. Her research focuses on theatre history of the nineteenth and twentieth century and is strongly interdisciplinary and transnational in approach. Since 2016 she has been the senior researcher and associate director of the ERC (European Research Council) project “Developing Theatre” at LMU Munich, as well as director of the Centre for Global Theatre History.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Meandering (Theatre-) Histories

    Pages 1-36

    Leonhardt, Nic

  • “Transfer, Transmission, Translation”—Of Countries, Oceans, News

    Pages 37-79

    Leonhardt, Nic

  • Agencies Backstage, Bookings, Bureaucracy

    Pages 81-138

    Leonhardt, Nic

  • Transatlantic Mediators of Theatre

    Pages 139-294

    Leonhardt, Nic

  • Multifurcations: The Course and Decline of Transatlantic Theatre Flows During the First World War

    Pages 295-314

    Leonhardt, Nic

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre Across Oceans
Book Subtitle
Mediators of Transatlantic Exchange, 1890–1925
Authors
Series Title
Transnational Theatre Histories
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76355-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76355-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76354-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 336
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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